M-Power Ministries Community Garden in Avondale is near my home. I like to stop by about once a week during the spring and summer to see what's blooming. I'm not sure, but think these are bachelor buttons. Feel free to correct me!
It's not every day that you get the chance to see and photograph a beautiful handmade guitar. This Rockbridge guitaris a work of art. Since 2002 these fine instruments have been custom made by hand in Charlottesville, Virginia.
For those of you in the Birmingham area, you can see and play these wonderful guitars at the Henhouse Antiques, today from 9:30-5
and Saturday from 12-4!
Never fear, these bikers who will show up at Avondale Park will be very cute, friendly and decorated to the hilt for Memorial Day in hopes of winning the big prize at the Annual Bike Parade. Not to be missed will be the winners of the Fishing Rodeo. A great day for our community. The fun starts at 9:00 a.m. Be there or be square!
Three wonderful new installations, celebrating 15 years of the Pepper Place Market is taking place as we speak. Yesterday I went down to take some shots. Most Saturdays for the last 15 years, the market has featured local chefs doing what they do best........cooking something scrumptious for the crowd. Now that venue features my very dear friend Chef Cliff Holt, from my favorite Birmingham restaurant, Little Savannah. There are two more pieces going up, and I will feature soon.
A few years ago, my dear friend Cathy Adams signed me up to photograph her gorgeous gardens every month of the year. It opened my eyes as a photographer. I went from gushing over spring and summer flowers to appreciating plants and flowers as they die and the months before they burst forth. Today I visited a friend's garden to capture images for a book for them. As I stepped out of my car, this one bloom on their magnolia tree caught my eye. LOVED the stamens resting in the petals. I have lived in the south all my life and don't believe I have ever noticed this before.
I'll be honest, when someone says it's time for chard, I think chardonnay, At the Pepper Place it takes on another, more photogenic meaning. The Swiss chard last Saturday was a delight for my camera and I'm sure it was tasty as well!