Saturday, June 30, 2012


The temps in Birmingham are dancing all around 100F every day, and this is all I could find to cool us off.
Homewood's Central pool has this cool fountain that looks pretty inviting.  Last one in the pool's a rotten egg!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Helping Hands

VSA of Alabama pairs 100 community artists with over 150 emerging artists, youngsters and adults living with disabilities and chronic illnesses.  Last Sunday, Birmingham pediatrician Dr. John Cortopassi teamed up with VSA's Art Partners and opened his office to his very special patients.  There was a whole lot of painting going on with plenty of encouragement from Dr. Cortopassi, not to mention the grand finale...the ice cream truck! Thank you Mary Jane Coker and VSA for asking me to be the photographer.  I don't know when I've been so moved or had so much fun at the same time.  I asked Mary Jane to select the photo and this is the one she chose.  If I play my cards right I might get to join them again for their monthly sessions at their southside offices.

NOTE: August 19th is their annual Live Auction fundraiser at B&A Warehouse  where you can purchase some of these masterpieces!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dance Like Nobody's Watching...

 I had a great time photographing The Episcopal Place's annual Gumbo Gala at Sloss Furnaces last Saturday.  This adorable little girl had a ball dancing down in front of the band. The Crawfish never missed a beat all day despite the 98F temps! More photos coming.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


1120 North 19th Street
Birmingham AL

Today I join Tapophile Tragics. Stop over here and see the other posts!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Back Of The Truck

I'm always so focused ( no pun intended) on the produce and other wares  at the Pepper Place, that I don't always notice the behind the scenes photo ops.  A nice vignette I happened upon.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Got Gumbo???

This very chic mud bug was out and about the Pepper Place advertising the Gumbo Gala

Tomorrow I hope all my Birmingham area readers will join me at Sloss Furnaces for GUMBO GALA, to benefit The Episcopal Place.  40 teams will compete for the bragging rights for the best gumbo in B'ham!  I will be there all day photographing ( and tasting ) the event, which runs from 11-2.  Come join me!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BADP is FOUR Today!

Yes, it's hard to believe, but my blog baby is four years old today.  Do the math....1,492 blog posts according to Blogger and 444 followers.  On June 20, 2008, I started this blog with Eric Tenin as my inspiration.  I did it purely to make myself get out there and take more photographs ( little did I know!) so I could improve my skills.  What I didn't realize was the world it would open  up for me.  With the help of Janet Gresham ( Selma AL Photo Blog) I began to make my way into Blog World and what a wonderful world it has been.  In these past four years I've made so many wonderful blog and reader friends, many of whom I've had the pleasure of meeting in person.  I thank you all for your visits, your emails and your faithful comments.  And now, before I start sniffling, I will let Laura Kate blow out the candles and get this party started!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ooh la la!

Beverly Ruff  loves her poodles, and this one comes to her antique store in Mt. Brook every day.  She seems quite at home amongst the beautiful vintage linens and lace and was quite happy to pose in her pearls on the antique settee!

This post is for my dear Veronique (French Girl in Seattle blog) who is in Paris this very minute with her son. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A New Nest

My friends Caroline and E.T., lost their home to a devastating fire over a year ago.  As friends and neighbors we've watched as their new home has taken shape. Yesterday some of us got a peek ( and a glass or two of wine) at what promises to be a wonderful new home for their family by the end of the summer.   I found this bird's nest in a window. I think it's fitting.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Remember These??

Well to be honest, I think these might be a tad "updated" from the ones I remember, but they brought back some good memories.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Salad Days Are Here!

All the fixin's at the Pepper Place Market! 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Morning Ride

My granddaughters  Lindley and Chappell are taking horseback riding this summer. I got to go along for the fun!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

On Golden Pond

Vestavia Hills Men's Garden Club keeps this pretty spot, on the corner of Shades Crest Road and Hwy. 31,  in full bloom year round and the fish very happy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Remember ....

Crestline Village

when they were just a penny??

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monsieur Monet...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Kayser lily pool
would approve!


into summer!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I Scream , You Scream....

We all scream for ice cream at Brewsters in Vestavia!
(And that's my Laura Kate taking a big bite! )

Friday, June 1, 2012

CDP Theme Day - Tranquility

After a few months off ( forgetting!), I'm back on board and joining my fellow City Daily Photo blog friends around the world for June's Theme Day!!  We will have travel a bit south of Birmingham to find this tranquil spot on Lake Martin.  It doesn't get more relaxing than this, believe me!