Saturday, December 3, 2011

All Is Calm, All Is Bright


Quiet night at the Shades Valley Optimist Club's Christmas Tree lot.  These nice folks have been selling trees at Shades Cahaba Elementary on Oxmoor Road for as long as I can remember. They do good work in the community. Please give them your business.

12 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In Phoenix a decade or so ago there was a sadness when the site of a large Christmas tree lot that had been there for as long as people could remember became the site of two office buildings.

Birdman said...

If the trees are cheap, full and fresh I'll give them a look.

Lowell said...

Gee, I'd like to do that, but it's kind of a long drive to Memphis! :-)

They don't look too busy. What a fun photo. And what a funny name: Shades Cahaba. Must mean something locally?

Virginia said...

Lowell, Shades Cahaba is the elementary school that my girls and I attended and I taught there for 19 years. It's located in Shades Valley and the Cahaba River is not far away. :)

Melissa said...

This is a great scene. Really nostalgic. I can imagine them sharing pleasant stories as they wait for customers.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this shot Virginia!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A great night shot Virginia.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Costas

brattcat said...

such a wistful feel to this image.

Thérèse said...

This picture gives a very homey feeling. I am hoping they will sell everything they have.

Pet said...

I am a strong believer in supporting local businesses and glad always to see small businesses doing well.

FancyHorse said...

We used to buy our trees from the Boy Scouts in Vestavia Hills, and our sons (and hubby and I!) sold them from that lot all the years they were in Scouts - nine years!

I do remember the lot at Shades Cahaba. And, another answer to Lowell, if he sees it, Shades Valley was named for Shades Mountain, which got its name from the many little pockets of mist that can be seen from the valley. They look like ghosts, or "shades".

TheChieftess said...

Looks a lot like our Christmas tree lot (we actually have one!) except that they're bundled up more as the temps been hovering around freezing and below...but no snow!!!