Monday, October 20, 2008

Memory Lane?


This is one of the most beautiful walking trails in Birmingham.  It meanders through the beautiful Robert Jemison Park.  You saw the creek that runs beside it here.  If you aren't ready to stop you can cross Shades Creek Parkway and keep going!  I couldn't count the number of miles I have logged here over the years,  but it's always a beautiful,  peaceful place to stroll any time of the year.  I drove past this stretch of the trail on my way to the grocery store Saturday.  I tried to pass that gorgeous light and shadows, but my car just pulled into a parking spot,  and I had to jump out, take 5 or 6 quick shots and be on my way.  You hard core photographers out there know I 'm talking about.  It just seems to take longer to get anywhere...especially when there's that soft afternoon light.....

The Tune du Jour is "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis.  This will bring some wistful smiles from those of you around my age. Memory Lane indeed!

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30 comments:

Wayne said...

Don't let the car take all the credit V. Looks idyllic.

Hardcore photographers?

Olivier said...

belle photo de ce chemin, une belle invitation à la promenade.

beautiful picture of this journey, a wonderful invitation for a walk.

alice said...

Now I want to see what it is tout au bout, tout au bout!

Tash said...

It does look idyllic! Not bad for a stop & go. (I've done Botanic Gardens in 15 minutes while out at the grocery store :) & many times I angle the car so I can just drive by & snap so I guess I'm a hardcore Californian amature photographer.)

Bergson said...

A small road which would be well for my jooging

Laurie said...

THis is gorgeous, Virginia! I'd love to stroll down that beautiful path. (WIth camera, of course!)

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Nathalie said...

MAGNIFIQUE!
There's such charm in this path I think I'd come for a walk here every day if I lived in Birmingham!

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, Wish I could take a walk there right now! Beautiful photo.....my oh my - if this is a "quickie" can't wait for the long, well planned out photos.....but I don't have to - all your photos are lovely. Really like the music too.

USelaine said...

Perfectly understandable, given what you show us! The light can change far too quickly.

Webradio said...

I'll like walk in this small street, with the beautiful trees...
Like behing at home...
Have a good day Virginia...

babooshka said...

It does look idylic for us hard core
(shall I leave it at that or actaully say)... photographers. Of course it's the light streaming through, creating those shadow lines. Do you find you notice the world in a different way now you do the daily?

Lori Skoog said...

Virginia...I feel exactly the same way about opportunities for taking photographs. My camera is with me all the time, and I just can't stop snapping pictures...the sky has been taking my breath away all summer and into the fall. Your work is beautiful.
Lori

Peter said...

Yes, it certainly looks inviting for a stroll ... and for photos of course!

PJ said...

Good morning, Virginia! I'm all pouty seeing this. It's beautiful and every blog I visit that shows the turning leaves is so appreciated since I can't be there.

Last night on the way to the beach I turned a corner and saw this really strange looking cat come out of the woods. SCREECH!. It was a raccoon and I spent about three minutes snapping photos until it finally turned and disappeared. Always keep the camera nearby!

Eki Akhwan said...

What a wonderful trail, V! I would love to be there ... It must be even more beautiful when the leaves start to turn red, crimson, yellos, and orange ... Would you take a photo of this trail again when they do? Please ... ;)

Saretta said...

It's a beautiful path...and I so understand you! My family are losing their patience with me for making them stop for photos all the time!

Jilly said...

So beautiful. Just love the way the light comes through the trees, indeed lights some of the trees. And those perfect autumn leaves.

ken mac said...

my this is inredibly flat! And peaceful..

Virginia said...

Alice ,I can't show you tout au bout because a very large tree fell across the path and I was too frightened to crawl around it because that spot is where a large water mocassin has been spotted all too often. I walked there this am and will go back tomorrow and park in a different spot.

Bergson, joggers abound. They will run side by side and try and make the walkers jump over. Not me! I stare em down!HA

Wish all of you could join me. I wouldn;t need my IPOD to keep me company if I had you to chat with.

Eki, the leaves are just turning and I promise you more photos later. I took almost 100 this am on my walk. I don't usually walk with my camera because it's so heavy!

KM I walk this trail because it is flat. B'ham is sooo hilly. My neighborhood is too much for me.

Yes, I do see things differently as a photographer. I will have to do better at shooting on the run in Paris or I won't get very far!

Chuckeroon said...

Well, V....these lights and shades look ok to me. I know just what you mean about not being able to pass by!!

GutsyWriter said...

How far out of town is this gorgeous path? No wonder you love France. This reminds me of my childhood in the suburbs wet of Paris, Croissy-sur-Seine and Le Vesinet.

Virginia said...

This trail is right outside of Birmingham in the suburb of Mountain Brook. As you look to the left of this sidewalk you see one of their elementary school soccer fields. It is a well kept and lovely trail. In the summer the temp is probably 10 degrees cooler. More shots later on.

Marie-Noyale said...

I had a nice stroll on this beatiful path,thanks to your picture, and I had Johny Mathis in my ears...
Perfect!

ken mac said...

Paris..then New York! Your seat is waiting at the White Horse....and the ghost of Dylan Thomas..

Louis la Vache said...

Ah, yes! This looks like a very fine place for a stroll! Very inviting!

Virginia said...

KM, The idea of coming to NYC to visit all of you is sounding very interesting! White Horse , I hope to visit soon! PS I want one of those lumpy booths! Lumpy seats need lumpy seats!Heeeee

King of New York Hacks said...

I'd love to drive my taxi through that tranquil road and liven it up a bit. Funny I just did a post about The White Horse, had a poet in my cab whose poem is under Dylan Thomas' photo in the roomed named after him. Great pics Virginia.Here's the link to my White Horse post.

http://kingofnewyorkhacks.blogspot.com/2008/10/rage-rage-against-dying-of-light.html

Virginia said...

King, a trip to NYC is sounding like fun. YOu guys have shown us a side of NY that I didn't know about. Thanks for coming by. Your taxi would liven up the likes of B'ham for sure. I will visit your link for sure. Thanks.

Leedra said...

I can't seem to get anywhere without stopping for a photograph, sometimes even in the front door.

Love the light through the trees.

jill said...

Very nice V.