Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery
THREE years ago I posted my first photograph on Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo. At the time I was so green I had to email Rambling Round ( Selma Alabama Daily Photo) almost daily for help. I started this blog as a way to keep myself out there taking photos in my retirement. My momma always said, "Ignorance is bliss!" Well it is, and perhaps if I'd known how much time and energy a daily photoblog really requires, I'd probably have chosen something like knitting as a way to while away my retirement. Lucky for me, I waltzed into blogworld full of blind enthusiasm, and I haven't looked back. In November 2008, I was having so much fun, I created Paris Through My Lens. Now my days and nights are spent feeding two "babies" as Genie and I call our blogs. Actually I call mine "The Twins"! It has been an amazing three years, and this blog has afforded me some incredible experiences, opportunities and friendships too numerous to name. I thank those of you that visit ( almost a 1,000 a week!), that comment, that email me and introduce yourselves and those of you that I've been fortunate to meet in person. But most of all, I hope that I have made the people of Birmingham proud, because in the end, it's all about our Birmingham, isn't it!