Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter to all of my readers that celebrate this holiday.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Party On!

Altamont Road

This fire hydrant in my neighborhood has worn its party hat for weeks now.  Every so often a storm will blow it off but miraculously, it finds its way back on.  Makes me very happy that I live in a place with a sense of humor.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Vine Covered Window

This image is deceiving.  Actually it was taken from the inside of a Southern Accents Architectural Antiques looking out. These vines were hanging outside over the glass.  I was fascinated by the shadows etc. that give the appearance of a vine covered wall.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Birmingham Rouge - I Found It!

 I'll admit this is a photo from last year. This year? Whew, cold and rainy. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Chapel Window

It's not often that you find stained glass windows in an abstract pattern. This is one of several in the chapel at Kirkwood By The River retirement community.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Southern Accents Architectural Antiques
Cullman, Alabama

Who knew salvage doors could be so fun and colorful??  I want the red ones, and the blue one, and the yellow one......

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tie a Knot and Hang On!

Cullman, AL

I am pleased to announce the opening of my Etsy Store, Paris Through My Lens, offering a collection of my Paris photographs for sale. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stormy Weather

Yesterday I spent a lot of time at Kirkwood By The River,  helping with their renovation/redecorations efforts.  It is a beautiful retirement community located along the Cahaba River.  We got some stormy weather after lunch,  so I shot this through the glass on the sunporch.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

First Rose of Spring?

This charming bird condo at Architectural Heritage looks ready for spring.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fill 'er Up


Saturday, April 13th marks the day that our Pepper Place Market cranks back up.  These cartons will be brimming over with whatever Alabama farmers have to offer. I can't wait!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Play Ball.....Soon!

Soon the Birmingham Barons will be playing on their brand new field just across from Railroad Park just south of downtown. They have been playing ball in this city since 1885!   You'll have to cut me some slack on this photo today, there's still a lot of construction going on,  so I had to snap this through a chain link fence. I'm hoping to talk my way inside one day soon, before the opening game in April!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

You're a Grand Old Flag!

We're back in Cullman again today ( about 55 min. north of B'ham) at my new favorite place, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques.  Upstairs there's this enormous old flag and I loved the light shining through it with the antique chandelier.

I've posted another photograph here.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Good Morning Sunshine!

Oh I am thinking spring is tip toeing through the tulips in Birmingham. Well actually they aren't blooming in our yards and gardens just quite yet, but the sun is shining and the weather is getting warmer.  I captured this tulip inside at the Henhouse Antiques where I work on Saturdays with my iPhone.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

WInter Pad

Hopefully the Kayser Lily Pool at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will have be in bloom again soon.  I rather liked the winter look of the lil pads though.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Where's My Horse?

Yesterday my photography friends Patty and Katie joined me for a photo shoot in Cullman, AL at Southern Accents Architectural Antiques. To say is it a treasure trove is an understatement. If they don't have it, you don't need it.  I'm sure I overlooked the horse that goes with this bridle somewhere in that building out back!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Anyone Know?

I'm thinking that was a handy dandy ashtray in days gone by.  They chair still gets a lot of use at Don's Hair Care Center downtown.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Details - The Massey Building

As they say, "They don't make 'em like that anymore."  Indeed they don't. The Massey Building, built in 1925, this 10 story building on 3rd Avenue North cost $500,000. A bargain.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Young Love

Let me clarify that.  I am assuming they are in love based on 1. they smiles 2. the bouquet of flowers at her feet.  I snapped this happy couple in the midst of the Mercedes Marathon at Linn Park.  We can always hope!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hearty Souls

This was taken last Friday when the temps was probably in the high 30's, but we found at least five varieties of ferns growing out of the bricks and rocks here at Sloss Furnaces.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Yesterday, my photography buddy Michael and I stopped off at Sloss Furnaces. It was cold and overcast but we decided to see if we could find some new things that we'd not shot before.  We've both been there more times than we could count.  A challenge but he and I both agreed that we saw t his wonderful Birmingham landmark with new eyes. I have lots  more to share!

Friday, March 1, 2013

CDP Theme Day - Cafe Chairs

Railroad Park

Today, the first of the month and City Daily Photobloggers all over the globe are posting photos of this month's theme....Cafe Tables.  Right up my alley in Paris, but not hard to find in Birmingham either.  Click HERE to go to the City Daily Photo portal and see them all!