Saturday, February 11, 2012

BADP On the Road - Selma, Alabama Of Course!


I had some pretty smart folks that guessed Selma Alabama yesterday.  Yes, I traveled south of Birmingham to Selma for a blog meeting with Belgian blogger  *Anni ( This Is Belgium) and we were greeted by Selma Daily Photo blogger Janet ( Rambling Round) and her cute daughter in law Jenna ( who took this photo).  After a lunch full of blog speak we took photos outside by the Alabama River with the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which you saw on yesterday's post.  Read about this historical bridge here.

Today I share a photo of the happy bloggers and a look at one of the most beautiful cemeteries I've photographed.   For those of you not from these parts, that's Spanish moss hanging from the trees.  I could hardly contain my excitement when we drove up and I saw the afternoon light shining through the trees and moss. Oh don't you worry, I'll share a few more photos from Old Live Oak Cemetery in a the days to come.

* If you're wondering what Anni to Alabama, well her husband was born in Auburn and grew up in Thomasville, AL, and graduated from Auburn.   He moved to Belgium after law school and the rest is history.  He and Anni visit his family here every two years. I'm so glad Anni and I met through my Paris blog and were able to find a spot halfway from Thomasville and B'ham.  Selma was just perfect and I was able to meet Janet for the first time as well!

15 comments:

Bibi said...

I love hanging moss. Currently, I have icy versions hanging from my roof.

biebkriebels said...

Nice to have a meeting with a fellowblogger. I am also a follower of Anni and it is nice to see her with you. The photo of spanish moss is beautiful, at first sight I also thought it was ice, but that is impossible overthere of course, but we are a bit in ice mood here.

Kate said...

Yes, the cemetery photo with the Spanish moss is terrific. Saw you photo on the Selma blog yesterday. Looks like y'all had a great time together.

Petrea Burchard said...

What a great meeting! And a beautiful place to do it.

Lynette said...

Virginia, you may be contacted by a fiend of mine Josh Hailey or someone on his behalf. He has a creative journey across America project going on, 50 States in 50 Weeks. He posted on Facebook asking if his grinds knew anyone in Birmingham. I immediately thought of you and sent him the link to your grand blog.

altadenahiker said...

gorgeous graveyard photo. Iconic southern shot.

TheChieftess said...

Ditto to Hiker!!! Sounds like a fun gathering!!! Love meeting bloggers from all over!!!

Rambling Round said...

You got a beautiful shot of this cemetery. Looking forward to more!

Birdman said...

That's an amazing resting place.

Bob Crowe said...

Well, we can easily see who has the best sense of style. Among the living, I mean.

ardiola said...

I was in Selma last year and was very touched knowing about its history.

anni said...

It was so much fun ! What a surprise to see myself and read part of my story on your blog ! ha ha
Yesterday I discovered that Janet and I have a common friend in Tville !
Your first picture is gorgeous
Have not been able to look at mine yet.
Just got home

sharon said...

I've always wanted to see Spanish Moss. I'm so impressed that you keep THREE blogs up to date !!! Thank you for stopping by
Sharon

JM said...

Look at all that Spanish Moss! Love it, V. Great portrait too.

Daryl Edelstein said...

blog meet up/lunches are the best .. had one, no, two of my own this weekend