This little stream runs through the newly renovated Avondale Park into the pond. Looks pretty inviting doesn't it. I was tempted to slip out of my flip flops!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Yesterday I had a delightful photo assignment. I paid a visit to the New Merkle House Senior Center in the Cahaba Heights neighborhood of Vestavia Hills. I got there just in time to observe a fine game of Rummikub and dominoes! After watching this spirited game, I was invited to play a round with the experts. This nice gentlemen helped me along, but as I was reminded that after this first game that would not be allowed! Now maybe I can take on my grandchildren and have half a chance!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Please join me for Art in Avondale Park's annual art show on Saturday, May 5 from 10-4. This is an event that the whole family will enjoy. In addition to the art exhibits, there will be many hands on art activities for the children, plus pony rides, clowns and much more. Come and enjoy the newly renovated Avondale Park and support the arts and the community!
Admission fee for artists is just $25 and non-profit groups are FREE! The artist application is HERE.
"The mission of Art in Avondale Park Alliance, Inc. is to inspire children to discover theirtalents through a wide variety of artmaking lessons provided by local art teachers, artists and community volunteers. "
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Vestavia Hills has a marvelous library they've named Library in the Forest. Nestled in the woods on Hwy. 31, it is an inviting place to come and spend time inside and out. The patio area on the upper level proved to be an enjoyable place to do a little computer work.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Birmingham Cash Mob selects a small business in Birmingham for a hit to encourage shoppers to support our local small businesses. Well today I heard that Soujourns Fair Trade was the spot, I had to go. I took along Meeps, who is after all their Spokes Kitty. She rode down in her pink polka dot kitty carrier, unwillingly. Once there, Melissa, the owner, closed the door and gave her the run of the shop. She headed for the front window that was decorated with carved cats and birds. Perfect! After that she shopped a little, mostly for scarves, then sought the safety of a stool, and a skirted table. We attempted a photo shoot in a cute tie dyed scarf but that didn't pan out. When we left she made it pretty evident that she was NOT riding home in the carrier. I didn't argue.
2017 3rd Avenue North
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I love it when Birmingham and Paris collide. Chez Fonfon is one of those places.
Located at Five Points South, for me it's like a quick trip to the other city j'adore!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Second Avenue North in downtown Birmingham is quickly becoming one of my favorite haunts. Today the window of Charm . Now this is a great place. They have all kinds of neat and funky scarves, handmade and vintage jewelry, handbags, as well as new and vintage gift items. Very cool.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Last Sunday, Independent Presbyterian Church displayed a portable labyrinth for members and visitors to walk in their Great Hall prior to a Lenten prayer service. This Santa Rosa design is just one of hundreds that have appeared for centuries. I had hoped to walk and photograph the very famous one in Chartres, France, but didn't get there on my last trip. For more information on labyrinths see this link.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Birmingham's newly renovated Avondale Park is open for business! I stopped by this week to have a look around. The ducks and geese were happily swimming, day school kiddos were crawling all over the playground equipment and people were walking or just sitting on a bench enjoying the springlike weather. Over on the baseball fields, workers were madly preparing the fields for the upcoming baseball season. The city of Birmingham did a great job bringing this park, which has been around since the mid 1880's, back to life.
Come back tomorrow for more!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I'm guessing Swiss Chard. This big guy ( by artist Frank Fleming) sits here year round, patiently waiting the varieties of greens that the good people at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens plant for him!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Leaf 'n Petal at the Gardens
last week, but thankfully we are back to sunny skies and spring like weather. I took a little morning stroll through the Botanical Gardens today.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Continental Bakery, one of the most photogenic places in Birmingham. I could hardly eat my pain au chocolat for taking photos. I've featured this place many times here.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Maloy Love has been designing beautiful floral creations in Mountain Brook Village for a very long time. I stopped in to say hello to him and his two spirited Yorkies last week and we chatted as he worked carefully on this tiny wreath of roses, while the pups tried their best to run me off! Stop in Mountain Brook Flower Shop and see for yourself.
Monday, March 5, 2012
"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful."
Agnes De Mille
Meet my friend Nancy. She's a talented student of the Devyani Dance Center here in Birmingham. Devyani is American Tribal Style (ATS) Bellydancing and it's a delight to watch!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
but thankfully not as devastating. Friday we all watched the weather non-stop, dreading the worst. Thankfully, the storms that hit were north and west of Birmingham but sadly there was loss of life and property in other areas. Here in Birmingham, we enjoy such wonderful weather practically year round, but it's a tradeoff with tornadoes and hurricanes that seem to come all too frequently.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
For me a night out for dinner at Little Savannah Restaurant in Forest Park, is a huge treat. The food is always fabulous, but having my friend Derrick as our waiter makes it even more special. Always friendly and knowledgeable, he makes the whole dining experience par excellence!
Friday, March 2, 2012
A while back the Cliff Road Women, a lively group of the greatest friends and neighbors gathered after hours at Space One Eleven. Board member Susan Colvin describes it like this, " SOE is committed to bringing art and community together on many levels, from exhibits that might not be shown in conventional galleries or museums, to bringing emerging artists to the public's eye, to classes for inner-city youth as well as adults and more." So to celebrate they have compiled a cookbook of recipes they have gathered from friends, artists, critics and collectors both locally and across the country. The book includes art that has previously hung in the gallery. The wooden utensils we painted will be a little extra gift with each book. It was a fun evening getting to show our creativity for such a good cause.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
HOW MANY SCARF DRAPED CATS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB????
( Why? Because she's a cat) Here you have the Diva herself!
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