Saturday, May 31, 2014

Too Pretty To Eat

Grey Dove Oyster Mushrooms
Pepper Place Market

City Daily Photo Theme on June 1 is ZEST!

Friday, May 30, 2014

These Boots Were Made For Farming....

and that's just what they'll do!  Thanks to Jones Valley Teaching Farm, the student farmers at Oliver Elementary will be doing just that again this fall. Stay tuned for more student farmers!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

If You Build It...

you'll come back!  

Bart's ArtVenture interactive gallery at the Birmingham Museum of Art, is a kid magnet...and photographers love it too!

The City Daily Photo June Theme Day is ZEST!!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vintage Becky

Birmingham artist Becky Denny was in her element last Friday night. Showing her work at the yet unfinished lobby of our Lyric Theatre, her vintage mixed media work was perfect, shown on the bare walls!  This piece, MY WARDROBE, brought back many memories of vintage sewing patterns that I remember!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Grand Marshal

Fabulous Birmingham photographer Liesa Cole was the Grand Marshal of this year's Bike Parade and Fishing Rodeo at Avondale Park.  She got in the decorating spirit herself with her Regions bike adorned with fly swatters and that knock out hat festooned with flowers.  Below she awards the First Prize for Best Decorated Bike!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day - Remembering

 Located just south of Birmingham, the Alabama National Cemetery is a beautiful resting place for our veterans.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday Church Series - Reflection

Walking through the Great Hall at Independent Presbyterian Church last week, This reflection on the highly polished floor stopped me in my tracks.

Today I think I'll join James' Weekend Reflections group! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Get Your Red White and Blue On!!!

Grab the kids, decorate the bikes and scooters and whatever and get to Avondale Park on Saturday.  It's the annual Bike Parade and Fishing Rodeo. It starts at 9:00 sharp and I'll be there to photograph the whole schmolly! Some good ole community fun.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Arthur Price

Birmingham artist Arthur Price's work is showing at Gallery 1930 One of my favorite artist,  and one of my favorite galleries in Birmingham!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

This past weekend, I celebrated my 50th Shades Valley High School reunion along with about 270 friends.  We were the largest graduating class in Shades Valley's history, 650+.  Many friends of our class joined us, and it made for a terrific weekend full of reminiscing, many laughs and dancing to The Ramblers.  The Ramblers were a group we loved in high school and lucky for us, they're still playing.  Good times rolled!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014


Front porch swing, geraniums, cool temps.... good times in B'ham.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

LIght Dreams II - Double Take

Mary Foshee, Birmingham dancer, teacher and a director at the Children's Dance Foundation, kicked up her heels while trying out the space for her Double Take, Point of Light installation last Thursday night at Light Dreams II at the Alys Stephens Center.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Late Afternoon on the Cahaba

Good friends,  good wine, and a beautiful setting.  It doesn't get any better than this.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Saxy at the Pepper Place Market

This saxophone player has appeared many times at the Pepper Place Market.  He appeared with Debbie Bond when I captured him this day.  If anyone knows his name, I would love to include it!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Light Dreams II - Lite Brite!

I'm not sure how many kiddos remembered the original Lite Brites from the 70's, but  at Light Dreams II, this oversized version was too much fun to pass up, no matter your age.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

This photograph is very special as it includes my mom, my two girls, and 3 of my 5 grandchildren.
L-R: Gigi with Chappell, Kathleen with Lindley, Mumsie, Melissa and Eva.  Now Laura Kate and Davis complete our family. I am blessed.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Light Dreams II - Wonder

Where to begin to show you the photos I took last night in one of Birmingham's greatest events, Light Dreams II.  This free event that runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at the Alys Stephens Center at UAB, was even better than last year. It is a celebration of digital projection, art ( in 3D this year) and music and is free. Today I share a photo of what looked to me like a satellite made of styrofoam packing material lit from within.  This was a favorite of the children of course.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Guarding the Garden

While her mom was away, Eudora found herself a nice bunch of iris to nap on.  I was snapping away and caught her!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Who Knew....

that the bark for the hackberry tree was so interesting and photogenic!   I shot the Toro's backyard yesterday, and Dinah pointed this out to me. Merci mon amie!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pet the Pugs Market

And all this time you all thought the PPM was the Pepper Place Market! Actually, Harry and Lulu are famous and now featured on this Pepper Place promo! As a personal note, I photographed these pugs years ago at the market and now they are my downstairs neighbors!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Photographer's Obsession

Some of you will understand this, most of you won't.  I have been eying this collection of blue glass electrical "thingys" in my neighborhood for well over a year.  I toyed with the idea of just pulling  up in the driveway and snapping away but thought better of it.  As luck would have it, my neighbor knows the owner and now a world of great photo ops are now mine......legally. I know I have readers that will know the name for these lovely aqua treasures.

Monday, May 5, 2014

There Goes the Bride

I often assist with weddings at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church.  Usually, I tuck my camera in my bag, just in case.  This was a shot I couldn't pass up. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Perfect Afternoon

Sunset atop Red Mountain at The Club last night with good friends.  Two are leaving for a long awaited trip to London and Paris. ( We had last minute details to discuss). The other flying off for another three weeks in Italy.  Good times.  I can't wait to hear all the details when we gather again.

Friday, May 2, 2014


I adore peonies.  I will admit I've been stalking the peony garden at our fabulous Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  Yesterday they seemed ready to pop open... but not quite.  I can promise I will be back and capture them in full bloom. I can't wait!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

City Daily Photo Theme Day - SQUARES

This graphic piece in the Contemporary Gallery at the Birmingham Museum of Art caught my eye and it seemed to fit our City Daily Photo Theme today....squares!

Gene Davis
Lent by John and Nancy Poynor

To see SQUARES around the world click HERE!