Monday, January 30, 2017

Things Are Looking Up


Oh yesterday I was downtown oohing and aahing over the nearly completed Pizitz Building. The fa├žade that last year was in disrepair and showing years of dirt and grime are now pristine. It made me so happy to see this. The opening is scheduled for early February. I'll be sharing many photos with you inside and out!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Faces of the March VI


The last of my series. I wanted to share the diverse group that gathered at Kelly Ingram Park last Saturday. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Faces of the March V - Hugs

One thing that struck me at last Saturday's Women's March, so many women finding friends who they loved and admired who were marching with them.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Faces of the March III



I loved seeing so many young people who turned out for the Womens' March last Saturday!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Faces of the March II


This sweet girl was a bit leery of me as I took her photo with her mom (below). After I snapped their photo, I leaned down and spoke with her and I think she decided I was OK. I sought to capture the diversity of the Women's March last Saturday. I will share more in the next few days.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Faces of the Birmingham March


I'm teaching a class on people photography at my church right now so I tried to get a few at the Women's March here in Birmingham last Saturday. I got very lucky, didn't I!

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Quiet Moment


Last Saturday during Birmingham's Women's March at Kelly Ingram Park, , I found this little guy having a quiet moment with the Three Kneeling Ministers. Reverends Martin Luther King, Jr, Ralph Abernathy and Fred Shuttlesworth are depicted here by artist Raymond Kaskey. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Church Series - Welcoming


Yesterday, I marched in the Women's March here in Birmingham. As we made the last lap back to Kelly Ingram Park, I spotted this wonderful sign beside one of Birmingham's oldest churches, First United Methodist Church.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Marching...



Later today, I will join hundreds of women (and men) in Kelly Ingram Park as part of the national Women's March. The shoes, part of Elizabeth Macqueen's powerful sculpture, The Four Spirits, seemed appropriate for this day.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Here's the church, here's the steeple...


Last night I had the pleasure of presenting my phototalk on Sacred Spaces of Birmingham, at First Presbyterian Church. We Presbyterians call it , "First Pres".  Many thanks to  Associate Pastor, Reverend Cat Goodrich for inviting me, and to the members who gave me a warm welcome. This church, in the heart of our downtown district, is a loving and welcoming community that continues to serve and make a difference in our city. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Freedom



This was photographed at Kelly Ingram Park, just across the street from Birmingham's Civil Rights Institute and the 16th Street Baptist Church. This week, President Obama declared Birmingham's Civil Rights a National Monument As we honor the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. today, it's especially fitting. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter's Lacy Fingers


Birmingham, Alabama is glorious in the spring and summer. It's green and lush and full to the brim with blooming shrubs and flowers. The winter is to me, just a intriguing. I love the bare branches, winter's lacy fingers. Tonight I snapped this as the sun was setting in my neighborhood.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cabin Fever - Day 3


Meeps and I  have been in the house for three days due to the icing on all the roads and sidewalks.   Would you like to see a picture my cat???

Saturday, January 7, 2017

It's Sticking!!!!!



The two words that either strike fear in the hearts of Alabama drivers or glee in the hearts of children. Tonight I can report that after a spattering of sleet at noon, it appears that we will be now having a somewhat respectable Alabama snowfall. It's sticking and tomorrow I'll carefully step out with my camera and maybe have some current photos for you. Tonight I share a photo from two years ago, just outside my window. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Maybe....Maybe Not

This is the game we play here in Alabama. We have unseasonably warm weather, meaning no coats yet, then BAM, we get this hint of a snow tomorrow night and the whole state goes into lock down. The max accumulation here is suppose to be MAYBE 2 inches, more likely less, but the stores are running out of milk and bread. I'm more concerned about my wine supply. Stay tuned. If we get a "dusting" I"ll be out on the sidewalk snapping photos!