Saturday, May 4, 2019

Blessing of the Animals

Yesterday began a new tradition at Independent Presbyterian Church. Rev. Susan Clayton and Rev. David Seamon greeted dozens of animals, from dogs, cats and rabbits. I left early so who knows what other critters came for a blessing! Here are a few of the photos I managed to capture amidst the sniffing, barking and delightful chaos!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Chancellor House - Harpersville

Today the Southern Garden History Society toured Stone Hollow Farmstead and then had lunch and toured the historical home and gardens of Barbara and Sonny Adkins. I never miss a chance to photograph here. I'will share more images in the days to come as well as more of other Birmingham gardens.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Southern Garden History Society Series I

Home of Camille Butrus

This weekend I have had the pleasure of volunteering to guide bus tours for the attendees at the Southern Garden History Society's meeting, being held at our Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I've so enjoyed showing off my beautiful hometown, and vitiating some outstanding gardens for myself. Of course, meeting so many lovely visitors to our city was just a delight.

For the next few days, I'll share some of my images. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Peony Time in Birminghiam

My favorite time. We don't have an abundance here in Birmingham, but they are much loved.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Easter Sunday

I share this image from my church, Independent Presbyterian Church. For all of my followers who celebrate Easter, I hope it is a blessed day for you and your family.

For my Jewish readers, I send blessings as you celebrate Passover. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday... Uh Oh!

 On Palm Sunday, the children of our church parade through the hallways with their palms singing, Hosanna. This sweet girl didn't let a this ruffle her enthusiasm!

Saturday, April 13, 2019


On the Friday before Palm Sunday, the ladies at Independent Presbyterian Church gather to lovingly make hundreds of palm crosses to be pinned on Palm Sunday. There is much friendly talk and laughter as they share this beautiful tradition.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Oh Fiddle Dee Dee!

Fiddleheads or fiddlehead greens are the furled fronds of a young fern, and these guys are springing up all over town. I love them!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Star Magnolia

The whimsical, carefree cousin to the our more sedate southern magnolias. This one blooms in early spring before it's leaves open. I love it.