Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

The FIrehouse Shelter



Since 1983, the Firehouse Shelter has provided food, clothing and shelter to those in need in our community.  We are so very thankful for this ministry in our city.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Work in Progress



Today's photo might be a puzzle or better yet a maze!  Actually it's a labyrinth being installed at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church. When completed, and it won't be long, it will serve a special place for our members and the community to have time there for reflection, prayer or meditation.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

JUMP!


The Magic City Art Connection series continues today.  These are two of my favorite photos from precious shows.  There is always a stage for dancing.  I spend a lot of time there.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Creative Hands


I love, love, love, the Magic City Art Connection.  It's one of Birmingham's finest art shows. You must know by now that I'm drawn to the children's clay activities.  They thankfully put the tables up under a fine magnolia tree with this fabulous light. I could stay there all day. If you are in the Birmingham area, the show starts today and ends on Sunday!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Family Matters



Last night marked the opening of Carolyn Sherer's second photography exhibit at the Civil Rights Institute.  Previously, her work Living in Limbo, featuring lesbian families in Alabama, was exhibited in 2012 and drew 17,000 visitors.  Wednesday evening Carolyn's newest work, Family Matters opened to a packed house. This exhibit will hang until June 9, 2014.

 "The exhibition is aimed at initiating a conversation about social change and the need for family acceptance for LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth who experience family rejection are at significantly greater risk for bullying, homelessness, suicide, and depression, among other challenges," a press release stated. 

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Magic City Art Connection - The Dancer



This weekend marks the 31st Annual Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park.  Oh it's a great gathering of wonderful artists and craftsmen, but also dancers, musicians and creative art opportunities for children. Today, a beautiful dancer. Stay tuned for more tastes of the MCAC.

MCAC
Linn Park
Friday, April 25 -10-6
Saturday, April 26- 10-6
Sunday, April 27 - 10-5

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Closed




The tables and chairs are ready.  Come back for dinner at Bistro 218 on 20th Street North in downtown Birmingham!

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Change of Pace



Birmingham is a beautiful city, especially in the spring.  I will confess that I probably overdo the spring flower photos every single year, so today, we take a break.  Yesterday I discovered a very cool yard and had a great time photographing all sorts of interesting things.  This gentleman is just one example. Of course more to come. Oh, and by the way, we might return to spring flowers again tomorrow. I'm not quite done.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter



For all of my friends and readers around the world who celebrate this day, a very Happy Easter to you all. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Perfect Bloom


The dogwoods blossom in time for Easter almost every year. This year Easter comes late and we held our breath,  but they are still glorious!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Share



On my Facebook Virginia Jones Photography page, I did a little series from the Egg Hunt I photographed last Sunday at Independent Presbyterian Church.  I saved this sweet photograph to share with you.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Late Night in BIrmingham


The Art Deco Watts Building on 20th Street, was built in 1927.  I've always loved it and thought the top looked like a church.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kale....



the new designer greens, in abundance at the Pepper Place Market on Saturday. Who knew it was one of the healthiest veggies!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Palm Crosses


Today Christians celebrate Palm Sunday.  At Independent Presbyterian Church, the ladies of the church lovingly make each and every palm cross that will be pinned on each person attending services today.  It's a art and a tradition that is past down from one generation to another.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lenton Rose


As we begin our last week of Lent, this beautiful Lenten Rose.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rooftop Garden



This house in my neighborhood has taken the term "rooftop garden" to a whole new level.  During the warmer months there's always a nice field of green grass up there but the red tulips this spring were an added attraction.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Second in the Series - The Student Artists



Once I walked inside Space One Eleven, I was thrilled to find some of the student artists hard at work. What a wonderful place this is that gives students in the Birmingham School System a place to find their talent and fly!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Friends, We Have a Series.... Space One Eleven


Space One Eleven is creating fabulous opportunities for kids and artists in this town. I had the privilege of visiting last night,  and today starts a short series that I think you will all love!

The entrance on 2nd Avenue North greets you with this chalk drawing. Come back tomorrow!

Space One Eleven
2409 2nd Avenue South

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Showers

Last Friday, while doing my volunteer work at the Birmingham Museum of Art, I had this beautiful view of the Charles Ireland Sculpture Garden during an April shower, in full bloom. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Progress


Deep into the restoration process, I think the Lyric still has a romantic quality depsite the scaffolding and construction lighting!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Welcoming Spring to the Linn-Henley Research Library


Spring has come to Birmingham and I think we can now breathe a sigh of relief without dreading some dastardly frost warning!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Library Fun



Yesterday I stopped by the Homewood Public Library and took a spin through the children's room , and look who I found reading a good book!

Homewood Public Library
1721 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

City Daily Photo Theme Day - TRIANGLES


I had a few choices for our City Daily Photo Theme Day today but I love Railroad Park so this is my entry for this month's theme - TRIANGLES!  If I had a full view, the third grade teacher in me would ask you all to count how many you could find!

Today my CDP blog friends around the world are posting their triangles. Click HERE to see them all!