Thursday, August 25, 2016

Birmingham From Above

A few weeks ago, as I was having a look at my city from high atop the Pizitz Building, my camera zeroed in on the rooftop of the Kress Building ( 1896). When I was growing up, Kress was a "five and dime store." I"m happy to see it find new life in downtown! Much more to come.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Church Series - Reflections

This is my church, Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. I was lucky enough to be here late in the afternoon to help with a beautiful wedding. The afternoon sun coming through our amazing stained glass windows caught my eye.

Today I'm joining James' Weekend Reflections right HERE. Go and see the other great shots by my blog friends!

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Yesterday I FINALLY visited Kathy Whitfield's beautiful garden for photographs. She's known around Birmingham and Dahlia Society circles as "The Dahlia Lady". She most certainly is! She assured me that in a few weeks there would be more and I was welcome to come back. You can take that to the bank.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Vision For Downtown Birmingham

Meet Tom Walker, Bayer Property's Project Manager for the soon to be completed renovation of the historic Pizitz Building. Tom has become my new best friend. Since last February, he has cheerfully and patiently walked me all over that building, floor by floor, by floor,  as I photographed the old before it becomes new again. We both laugh now when as I leave, I always say something like, "Tom, I'm sure I have enough photos, and this will be my last trip." Well, we've played that game 6 times so far, and who knows, I might sweet talk my way inside one more time. A huge thank you to Tom, Bayer Properties and Brasfield & Gorrie for allowing me to document the past history of this over 100 year old treasure in downtown Birmingham.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Birmingham Blue

Wandering around the historic Pizitz Building, now in the home stretch of renovation, I spotted this. I was attracted to the contemporary installation featuring graphic black boxes along with the watery transparent blue color.  The Brasfield & Gorrie guys, well they see vents wrapped in blue plastic. I like my story better.