Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Que With the Klinners


Yesterday we joined the Klinner family in Clanton for a good ole southern Fourth of July barbeque "on the grounds" as we like to say.  They opened their lovely Victorian home to us all, and after a plate full of ribs, creamed corn and green beans like my Nanny use to make, I drug myself up and had a field day photographing the whole event. Let's just start with the back porch and work from there shall we?

23 comments:

Olivier said...

de belles couleurs, je sais pas pourquoi mais cela me fait penser a une maison de poupée.

Wayne said...

Nice cropping V.

Christy said...

I just found your site and I absolutely love it. I grew up in Birmingham and have lived here the majority of my life. I love the concept of finding the beauty in the everyday, especially when it comes to capturing Birmingham and Alabama.

Judy - So California said...

What a super start. Love the rocking chairs and the old butter churn - haven't seen one of those in an age. Can't wait for more great pics.

Thérèse said...

Great colors. I like the painting on the barrel but I am wondering... what is it for??

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

V, this is a page from a time past in the South, beautifully maintained. I cannot wait for more!

brattcat said...

If this back porch is any indication of things to come, I await with great anticipation the next image.

Davide said...

wow... I just like this shot!!! It's the perfect American Style!!! :D

Kate said...

Great start for the tour. Incidentally, the preview of your book, Paris Rouge, is better than just terrific! Hope that it sells well. I'll check to see if it's available on Amazon, too.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a nice place to rock and relax! A good seat for watching fireworks, too??

Virginia said...

Olivier, oui une maison de poupée bien sûr!

Leif, no fireworks but that's where we ate our lunch in the rockers on the porch.

Kate, I emailed you that it's only available on Blurb. Thank you!

Daryl said...

In honor of y'all in B'ham I had a BBQ pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw on the 4th .. my tummy is recovering slowly ..

bfarr said...

What a quintessential piece of southern living.

Birdman said...

I love your starting image. This does look so iconic for the day.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

What a way to celebrate the 4th of July Virginia.
Have a beautiful day.
Costas

Bob Crowe said...

I feel like this is a set and you are about to tell a story. I might be right.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

TheChieftess said...

Not a flag or barbecue in sight and it already looks like pure 4th of July Americana!!!

(@Daryl...what? No fried okra!!!)

Bergson said...

si tu mages trop une petite sieste à l'ombre !!

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like a wonderful place to relax in one of those lovely rocking chairs!

RedPat said...

What a wonderful porch! And the idea of ribs!!!

Paula said...

Wow, a real painted porch! I'm sure you had a grand time, V.

Babzy said...

I'd like to sit there ! :)