Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Barber Motorsports Museum is a MUST SEE when visiting Birmingham. This world renowned facility showcases over 1200 vintage motorcycles and race cars. I am hoping to get there again for more photos. Stay tuned!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sloss Sunset

Leaving grandson Davis' birthday party at Sloss Furnaces last Sunday, I stopped for a few industrial sunset shots.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Au revoir...

Our hydrangeas as leaving us.  Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

In The Playhouse

This sweet girl was enjoying a few quiet moments in the playhouse as the rest of the playground was full of squealing friends.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Have a Seat

Well maybe not.  Actually, these are the sides of old theatre seats. I know, they look like a bunch of old crutches.  Stored in the office building of the Lyric, they could have been from the Lyric or the Alabama. Anyway, they seem at attention, ready and willing to be called back on duty.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Playing With Sparks

I had the pleasure of visiting Chris Fennell's studio at Wade Sand and Gravel a few days ago.  Chris' sculpture defies the imagination.  Try and picture a Bicycle Tornado, car doors that will become a soaring hawk or a zillion baseball bats all welded together. His imagination is endless. I was thrilled  to watch the end of a huge outside art installation that will soon reside in Scottsdale.  He was kind enough to not only show me around but let me photograph the process. Another new friend. Thank you Chris!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Industrial Color

Thank you , thank you Chris Fennell for showing me around Wade Sand and Gravel today. I have zillions of photos to share of this place and Chris' wonderful sculptures and studio there in the very near future. Today, some industrial color.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Put Your Hands Over Your Head...

Everyone loves Miss Jill's music class at Independent Presbyterian Church's Day School, including me!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Raindrops on Roses

A little field trip last Friday led us to a beautiful home and rose garden on Lake Logan Martin.  As we turned off the interstate it started to rain.  What seemed like a potential disaster for a photo shoot turned into magic!  The shower stopped upon our arrival and each and every blossom sparkled. Kay Taylor, my rose expert, tells me this is Just Joey!

Sunday, September 21, 2014


will light up the Lyric again,  one day very soon. Because of the generous donors, the historic Lyric Theatre will again shine and provide a wonderful venue for our city!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Homecoming Memories

 I took this several years ago at the Homewood High School Homecoming Parade.  I still love the memories in this reflection. Community, Schools, Music, Team Spirit, Good Times.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Well Worth the Climb

My multi-talented friend Kevin Irwin has a fabulous studio on Birmingham's southside right up these stairs!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sweet Toes Alabama!

As most of you know after 6 years, my personal, professional and blog lives often collide!  Yesterday was very special.  Sweet Hill's baptism and such sweet tootsies.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I'm Not Sure

This could be a gizmo, but then again it could be a thingamajig. 
Found at Becky Denny's DIGS in Avondale

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chess Hands

Sometimes watching chess players, the hands are more interesting than the moves.

Friday, September 12, 2014

A New Home

I stopped by M Power's Community Garden in Avondale a few days ago and was fascinated with the dried okra pods.  BTW, if you don't know okra, you're not from around here.  When I loaded my photos, I was delighted to see a critter had made a new home.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Tin Man

Last week I was captivated by Birmingham artist Donna Sophronia-Sims' Cast of Characters at Artwalk 2014.  Each unique character, made from found objects brought a smile.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How Sweet the Sound

Imagine my delight when I arrived at Doug and Sandy Tilt's fabulous loft on Saturday morning before Art Walk commenced, and was greeted by the beautiful sounds of electric violinist Bethany Borg.  Her music was magical and the light falling on her exquisite face begged me to photograph her, over and over and over. 

Monday, September 8, 2014


Yesterday afternoon, Independent Presbyterian Church held a community cookout after their 5:00 o'clock service.  It was a great afternoon full of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, live music, and face painting and the all time favorite "jumpy jump" for the kids. It was a wonderful way for church members to welcome the neighborhood. Might I add, I had a BALL!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Another Great Artwalk!

Since 2002, Birmingham's Artwalk has been one of our city's very best events! This year was no exception.  I shot this through the window this morning at WELD.  Last night,  creative kids had fun making their mark on the event.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Last Flips Of Summer

Well to be perfectly honest, here in Birmingham, flip flops are still going strong. We don't recognize AUTUMN for quite a while.

Thank you Alley Bulka and your Wacky Nanny Art Camp kiddos for this photo!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Meet Farmer Hamm

I"ve been photographing and chatting with Farmer Hamm for years at the Pepper Place. Now days, I get to enjoy his produce year long when I dine at Johnny's in Homewood.  Tim buys only the freshest Alabama produce and he and Farmer Hamm are a great team. Note the hat.

P.S. The whole fried okra is to die for.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Back To School - Circle Boy

I'm winding down the back to school theme. Forgive me but I had too many favorites!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back To School - The Line Up

If it's anything you need to know in kindergarten it's how to line up. These kiddos nailed it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Presentation is Everything.....

 even at the Pepper Place Market. Sanctuary Farms always nails it for me and my camera. Their produce is homegrown and fabulous as well.

Monday, September 1, 2014

CDP Theme Day - Rust and Ruin

Today my fellow City Daily Photo bloggers are posting their take on this month's theme - RUST AND RUIN. This was easy. I love this stairway on Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham. I think it fits the theme quite well.  For more of my fellow bloggers' theme photos, click right HERE!