Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Mon Amie Phoenix
Meet Phoenix. She and I met for the first time yesterday at the Hoover Library with her mom Connie. Connie and I taught together at Shades Cahaba and we've kept in touch. While I was in Paris last month, Phoenix fell in love with the book, Fancy Nancy Goes to Paris! Connie told Phoenix that her friend was in Paris right then! What followed was just too cute. She videoed Phoenix asking me questions about Paris that she had carefully written in her spiral notebook. Not bad for a six year old! I promised to answer her questions in person and we did just that yesterday. I taught her how to give French bises on each cheek and brought her a pink Tour Eiffel keychain all the way from Paris. I think we will have to meet again. She suggested I come to her house to play one day. Bien sûr!
Monday, December 29, 2014
A Foggy Day in Birmingham
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Sunday Church Series - Beloved Community Church
Beloved Community Church is a special place located near my home in the Avondale community. Their website states, "Where all people are celebrated as precious children of God." It is an honest, open arms church and an asset to our community.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
This door is always open.
Friday, December 26, 2014
BADP On The Road - Scull Shoals
Scull Shoals, located between Greensboro and Athens. Once a thriving mill community, the ruins of a former warehouse building are all that remain on the site in the Oconee National Forest. Great photo ops.
Labels: Greensboro Georgia, Oconee National Forest, ruins at Scull Shoals, Scull Shoals, Virginia Jones Photography
Thursday, December 25, 2014
All Is Calm, All Is Bright
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
My neighbors Sam and Carolyn open their beautiful home the eve before Christmas Eve every year for a fabulous caroling party. Carolyn and her three concert pianist friends, play the two baby grand pianos and the neighbors sing along with a lot, or marginal, talent, but great gusto. The evening wraps up with The 12 Days of Christmas sung by a variety of young and old. Then, Mary Alice is always the finale with Santa Baby. The perfect ending to a lovely neighborhood tradition.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Fire Is So Delightful!
Stewart Perry Construction's complex was part of IPC's Holiday House Tour last weekend. I was fortunate to be able to photograph there the week before. The barn was my favorite and featured this lovely vignette, two rockers and a stove!
Labels: IPC Holiday House, Stewart Perry Construction, Virginia Jones Photography, wood burning stove
Monday, December 22, 2014
A Little Bird Told Me..
Sunday, December 21, 2014
BADP On The Road - First Presbyterian Church of Union Point
This past week I traveled to Greensboro, Georgia to visit dear friends Corey and John Crouse and speak to the Greensboro Art Alliance. While there, Corey showed me around the area. The First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, was a highlight. Established in 1872, this well cared for church has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows I've ever seen. It features magnificent windows on all four walls. What a treasure for this town!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Play It Again Baines
Thursday, December 18, 2014
King of the Mountain!
I photographed the boy in red and posted him here. As the family came down the path, I asked the parents if the boys would be willing to just play on the playground for me. As the two brothers
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Lest We Forget
May we remember those less fortunate this holiday season and EVERYDAY.
This was taken at Highlands United Methodist Church where they faithfully serve breakfast six days a week, all year long.
One of the Other Reindeer
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Sunday Church Series - Cathedral of Saint Paul
Friday, December 12, 2014
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Holiday House Tour
This weekend marks Independent Presbyterian Church's 65th Holiday House Tour benefiting the Children's Fresh Air Farm. Tickets may be purchased at the church, online or at each home.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Noël At My Home
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Show Your Colors Birmingham
Uptown, Birmingham's newest convention center district offers great new eating and entertainment venues. I had lunch there last week and loved it!
Labels: Birmingham Convention Center, downtown BIrmingham, flags at Uptown, Uptown, Virginia Jones Photography
Monday, December 8, 2014
Boy In Field
Often when I visit places over and over, whether here in Birmingham or Paris, I try and challenge myself to find something new to photograph or even just photograph in a different way. Last Thursday I was leading a group of Youth Leadership Forum students on a photography assignment at Railroad Park. I have been there more times than I can count. I was beginning to think I'd find nothing "new", until I spotted this young boy. I was far away and zoomed, and ran and zoomed, and ran, and this was what I got. Later, I photographed him with his brother on the playground. Those photos later.
Labels: Birmingham, Birmingham urban park, kids at Railroad Park, Railroad Park, Virginia Jones Photography
Sunday, December 7, 2014
It's Not Christmas Without The Homewood Star
Crafted in 1951 by Douglass McConnell, this star has heralded the Christmas season every year since from high above the city of Homewood. I'm a bit nostalgic about this star, as I remember it fondly from my childhood and every Christmas since. You might see it again before Christmas is over!
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Must Have Been
Labels: Architecture Works, bikes, bikes at Architecture Works, ride your bike to work, Virginia Jones Photography
Friday, December 5, 2014
Photographers In Training!
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Labels: Railroad Park, Virginia Jones Photography, Youth Leadership Forum, Youth Leadership Forum Arts Day
Thursday, December 4, 2014
...getting a brand new winter coat PLUS a hat and mittens!!! This week, the STAIR students at
Independent Presbyterian are all receiving new winter coats thanks to the generosity of IPC and community friends and tutors who made it all possible. The happy smiles said it all!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Birmingham Zoolight Safari knocks itself out during the Christmas season. The carousel is always a favorite.
Monday, December 1, 2014
CDP Theme Day - Worker
The Sons of Vulcan are a non-profit blacksmith and metalworking group located in our Avondale community, dedicated to the artistic traditions of metal working. Last month, they demonstrated their expertise at our Art in Avondale Park event. Very cool to watch. I'll have more photos to come.
This is the first of the month and as always, for over 6 years, I've participated in our City Daily Photo Theme Day. Click HERE to see how my fellow CDP bloggers interpreted the theme for this month.
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Labels: Art in Avondale Park, Avondale Park, blacksmiths, CDP Theme - Worker, CDP Theme Day, metal, metalworking, Sons of Vulcan, Virginia Jones Photography
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Over the River and Through the Woods...
Sweetpeas Garden Shop in Homewood and get your very fresh Christmas tree this year!
Labels: Christmas tree lot, Christmas trees, Homewood, Sweet Peas Garden Shop, Virginia Jones Photography
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Pop of Color
Sol LeWitt's BANDS OF COLOR IN VARIOUS DIRECTIONS makes a colorful backdrop to Craig Wedderspoon's welded aluminum sculptures, QUILTED VESSELS, in the outdoor sculture gallery at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Friday, November 28, 2014
The Falling Leaves....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Fall at First Church
First United Methodist Church, or as locals call it....First Church.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my dear blog readers who celebrate this holiday!
Labels: Birmingham autumn, downtown BIrmingham, downtown churches, First Church, First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
It's That Time of Year
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Labels: Alabama pecans, nuts, pecans, Virginia Jones Photography
Friday, November 14, 2014
Labels: Travel to Paris
Thursday, November 13, 2014
One of my most favorite places to visit, shoot, and shop... Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Boots on the Ground
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Playing a Tribute - Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, November 8, 2014
21 Street North
Friday, November 7, 2014
City Paper Company redesigned their showroom and found a fabulous way to reuse their wooden pallets. The creative kids at Space One Eleven turned them into works of art. I want one!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Throwback Thursday - Fall at the BMA
Labels: autumn in Birmingham, Birmingham Museum of Art, fall foliage in Birmingham, Throwback Thursday
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Dia de los Muertos. It brings our city together to observe this wonderful Hispanic celebration. Friends and family often build altars to remember loved ones lost. This year was very special for me. My friend Martha lovingly arranged an altar for her husband and our dear friend Ron Council . Ron was a fabulous man and loved by so many in our community. She chose just the right photos and mementos that exemplified Ron so perfectly! Ron Council, we miss you so, but remember you with such love for your life and all you meant to all of us and the city of Birmingham!
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