Sunday, July 31, 2011

Charlie's Fountain


I never  go to the Pepper Place Market without making a swing through Charlie Thigpen's outdoor garden. I always have fun chatting with Charlie himself and taking a few photos. I try and stay out of his Garden Gallery shop because I can't ever walk out empty handed. They have such healthy plants and fabulous pots and garden accoutrements!  I have tried to capture this  fountain many times. Yesterday, I think I got it.

18 comments:

Jilly said...

My goodness, didn't you just! This is a beautiful photo, Virginia. I think we all have favourite place where it's impossible to walk without taking a photo or buying something.

Maya said...

Nice! I wonder if our Charlie would like this garden?

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

"Accoutrements"

Get her! Been visiting Paris too often, if you ask me...

Bet she even PRONOUNCES it he French way - Accoutremong!

Kate said...

Great photo! Hope you share some of your photos of his garden with Charlie Thigpen.

Daryl said...

I almost posted the photos I took of that fountain today but instead I posted both some of the shots I took on Morris St AND a shot of that odd sunflower from Pepper Place ..

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely Virginia.

Birdman said...

A very refreshing shot.

Rachel said...

Very soothing. Is that Virginia Creeper on the wall? Cool to have a neat plant like that named after you!

Thérèse said...

The bottom part of the Virginia Creeper looks like land art! Very nice capture Virginia.

Petrea Burchard said...

I guess I wouldn't have gotten out of there without buying the fountain.

You mean it's not pronounced "accootermints?"

Virginia said...

Petrea, JB for once, gives me more credit than I deserve. I THINK I am saying it the French way but more than likely I SOUND like yours! HA

Bob Crowe said...

Japanese, with an American industrial twist. You see pipes slowly pouring water in lots of Buddhist temples for ritual purification of the hands, but the pipes are bamboo, not steel or copper. Really like the varied color of the plant on the wall.

Madge said...

Lovely shot... love the sound of running water... and garden shops!

magiceye said...

brilliant capture!

Malyss said...

I like the mood of this picture, the silver balls and the movement of the water.Serene and quiet.

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

A friend of Mum's used to serve "horse's doovers"....

Anonymous said...

I think you got the fountain shot too, and thanks for the invite on "You know you grew up in B'ham when..."

Tom Hester, Tupelo, MS

Virginia said...

Thanks Tom, come by anytime for your B'ham FIX!
V