Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Girls On The Run....

is so much fun!"

I had the privilege yesterday to photograph the wonderful  Girls On The Run program  at Oliver Elementary School.  This terrific nationwide program encourages not only a healthy lifestyle, but strong girls with a positive self image.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Afternoon at the Gardens



Late afternoon stroll through the Rose Garden of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, proved a very good idea. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BADP On The Road


Spotted as we drove threw the outskirts of Montebello on Sunday. It pays to be traveling with a fellow photographer. He didn't bat an eye when I said, "Let's stop and shoot that!"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Poppy Time!


Poppy season at the Emmett O'Neal Library garden in Crestline. What a delight to park and find this photo op!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Church Series - RAIN!





While watching a lovely wedding photo shoot at my church yesterday, I looked up and spotted a skylight I don't think I'd ever noticed. Rain appreciated.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bethanne!


I LOVE the Magic City Art Connection. In its 32nd year, it continues to be one of Birmingham's premier art shows. I go back every spring to wander the tents and meet old and new artist friends. Today, I want you to meet my delightfully talented friend Bethanne Hill.  She and I are neighbors, good friends, but I'm also the president of her fan club. She'll be showing her art near the gazebo at the MCAC this weekend. GO, BUY, and tell her I sent you!


Friday, April 24, 2015

Old Timey Record



A 33 1/3 LP to be exact, with a new fangled needle. I remember my first LP albums and the needle was said to be high quality if it was a diamond tip. Photographed this DJ's turntable and albums at a recent event. Sweet memories.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hair


Relay For Life, Vestavia High School

Raise your hand if you started humming THIS TUNE when you saw this image.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Parking Deck Art


As I'm getting into my car after shooting Children's Hospital Friday night, I looked up and spotted this very cool parking deck detail!

I have recently published a book of the Easter Season at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church here in Birmingham. It's available on BLURB.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Relay For Life......HOPE!


Yesterday I visited Vestavia Hills High School's Relay For Life. What a great event for such a great cause! It was all about HOPE!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Night Shot


Driving home last night from a downtown event, the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children was all lit up and so colorful, I found a quick parking spot and got out. I have always loved these fountains but at night, they are even more terrific.

Friday, April 17, 2015

First Day Feet



Tonight I will be donating this photograph for the Independent Presbyterian Day School's silent auction at an event celebrating their 50th Anniversary. I took this last year on the first day of school. Some of you may remember that I spent several days there documenting the good, the fun, and squalling! Our IPC Day School has a rich history, and I'm so honored to be attending their event tonight to help document the festivities.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CREATE!!!


One of my favorite jobs is getting into the Vestavia schools for photos. I always beg for the Art Room. On a recent visit at Vestavia Hills Elementary West , I found some serious painters.

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Picasso

Monday, April 13, 2015

Photogenic

Believe me, I have done my share of mowing, digging, weeding and raking. Now, with my camera, I enjoy the composition!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Amazing Evening


The Alabama Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Confessore, along with choirs from Red Mtn. Theatre's Youth Chorus, UAB, Samford and the ASO Chorus and the three featured soloists,  brought the packed audience to their feet Friday and Saturday night with their magnificent performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fitting Tribute


This sculpture by Birmingham artist Corday Parker is a fitting tribute to Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D.

Alabamian Tinsley R. Harrison (1900-1978) was one of the most influential physicians of the twentieth century. His worldwide fame rested primarily on his book Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, published in 1950 and reprinted 16 times and translated into 14 different languages. It remains the single-most-used and best-selling internal medicine text in the world. Harrison was the first chair of medicine and second dean at the Medical College of Alabama, now part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fun Dining



You can have your prissy white table cloth restaurants, I'm making a reservation at Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights' lunchroom. Pull up a colorful stool and dine with cute friends surrounded by the likes of Beethoven, Einstein and the Mona Lisa. There are more colorful characters vividly painted from children's books that I will share another day.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Is Here



You know what that means.....get thee to the toolshed and start digging!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Après déjeuner



 Late Sunday lunch with friends in their 1860's cottage outside of Birmingham, surrounded by their wonderful collections and books. The kitchen hung with handmade baskets and lined with old crockery, copper pots and antiques, was the perfect setting. Good food, wine, conversation and time with special friends.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CDP Theme Day- Self Portrait



Ahhh the first day of the month and my City Daily Photoblog friends around the world are frantically digging around for a self portrait for this month's theme. I was about to bow out when I found this one from a recent photo shoot at the Henhouse Antiques where I love doing part-time work. We were photographing the wonderful pieces for a new online site last week, so here's my self portrait for today. I'm pleased to be framed by this gorgeous antique pediment mirror. For more of my fellow city daily photoblog friends' creative self portraits, click right HERE!