Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tools of the Trade


The shoeshine guys at Bon Ton Hatters downtown, go through a lot of polish. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Birmingham Artist - Jill Marlar


Jill Marlar's intaglio prints always catch my eye.  She had some wonderful Birmingham landmarks, but the little girl in Paris is of course my favorite!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Words To The Wise


Architecture Works has taken an old building on the southside and made it into one fine working environment.  I was there recently and was intrigued with the courtyard that is used for meetings, and I suspect a place to have lunch and wind down.  It was then that I noticed the quotes etched on the windows.  Extremely hard ( for me at least) to photograph though.

130 19th Street South


Monday, January 28, 2013

Ice Cream Shop


This little girl at Triangle Park had turned plain ole acorns into ice cream.  The imagination of children is a wonder.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Guest Photograper Patty Bradley - Airborne


This great action shot by Patty Bradley, makes me want to tag along the next time she goes on a skateboard shoot!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Guest Photographer, Patty Bradley - Zipped


Patty Bradley took my photography classes a few years ago.  She's an enthusiastic photographer, and I'm very proud of her work.  She snapped this at the Magic City Art Connection.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Your Move


This group of Rummikub players at the New Merkle House Senior Center taught me the ropes and I played around with them!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Goldbro


This old sign is leftover from an era when Goldbro's was a flourishing jewelry business in downtown Birmingham.  Today it's a nice touch in this little urban park on Morris Avenue.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Follow The RIver


Well that's what I think it is.  
Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children's  Lobby

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Guest Photographr Michael Anderson - Rain Drops


 Recently Birmingham suffered through what seemed like weeks of nonstop rain. Another fine photograph from Birmingham photographer Michael Anderson.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Guest Photographer, Michael Anderson


Today my friend Michael Anderson shares this fine image of Avondale Park during the recent snowfall.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Last Rose


The snowfall in Birmingham was predictably short lived. It was gone by this morning for the most part. Still another image to share.

Friday, January 18, 2013

It Snowed Yesterday


It doesn't happen all that often anymore. Get ready for a few days of snow photos. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Through The Window


Literally through my car window. It has rained here for days and days.  I couldn't pass up this foggy road yesterday with my iPhone.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Can You Dig It?

Petals From The Past
Jemison, AL


Well around here it's been too wet to plow, so maybe so.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Birmingham Rouge - The Backpacks


The Youth Leadership Forum students donned their red YLF backpacks and struck out on their photography assignment at Railroad Park.

Many of you know Meeps, my black cat that loves to wear my scarves and jewelry. Well she has her very own 2013 Calendar, available on Red Bubble right HERE!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Home Sweet Home


I can imagine fairies living here too!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Urban Bonsai


Downtown Birmingham

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dominoes Diva


Don't let her lovely smile fool you, she's a killer dominoes player at the New Merkle Senior Center in Cahaba Heights.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rads


On the way to the upper balcony of the Lyric Theatre, I stuck my head into a little room and spotted this beautiful old radiator.  Some things don't need to be repainted.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Long Winter's Feast


I'd say he found a tree with plenty to eat for the winter!

Monday, January 7, 2013

High Atop....?


I see my Birmingham readers scratching their heads.  I have to give a nod to my photographer friend Michael Anderson who discovered this fool the eye location and was kind enough to take me there. I'll let my savvy readers have fun guessing where this was taken. I'll reveal tomorrow!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Well That's a Shame


Abandoned building on 2 Avenue South, has had some not so talented decorators.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Shards


My friend Cathy's wonderful garden is a photographer's paradise in so many ways.  My eye was drawn to these shards of broken pots,  as well as the plantings.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Night and Day


Across the street from Kelly Ingram Park

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Have a Coke....

On a Shoestring Antiques , Bluff Park


and a smile for the new year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Best Photo of 2012


Every January 1st, City Daily Photobloggers around the world select their best/favorite photograph to share.  Having posted 365 (more or less) it's sometimes a daunting task.  This year was a no brainer for me.  The loving hand of this Birmingham artist guiding the tiny hand of this little artist with special needs, was first posted here on  June 29th.  It was my first experience photographing for Birmingham's VSA Art Partners, but certainly not my last.  Later I was asked to photograph their awards ceremony and after that, their fabulous auction to raise much needed funds to keep this program going and growing. It is a privilege to be able to volunteer my time for this marvelous program.

 "VSA Alabama’s ArtPartnersprogram provides people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses the chance to develop meaningful relationships with artists in our community while creating collaborative masterpieces"

Many City Daily Photobloggers are posting their Favorite Photo of the Year right HERE. Go have a look!

As I look back on this year, I'm so grateful for all of you that read this blog and often leave comments.  You're why I keep doing what I'm doing.

 HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA!