I had the privilege yesterday to photograph the wonderful Girls On The Run program at Oliver ElementarySchool. This terrific nationwide program encourages not only a healthy lifestyle, but strong girls with a positive self image.
I LOVE the Magic City Art Connection. In its 32nd year, it continues to be one of Birmingham's premier art shows. I go back every spring to wander the tents and meet old and new artist friends. Today, I want you to meet my delightfully talented friend Bethanne Hill.She and I are neighbors, good friends, but I'm also the president of her fan club. She'll be showing her art near the gazebo at the MCAC this weekend. GO, BUY, and tell her I sent you!
A 33 1/3 LP to be exact, with a new fangled needle. I remember my first LP albums and the needle was said to be high quality if it was a diamond tip. Photographed this DJ's turntable and albums at a recent event. Sweet memories.
Driving home last night from a downtown event, the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Childrenwas all lit up and so colorful, I found a quick parking spot and got out. I have always loved these fountains but at night, they are even more terrific.
Tonight I will be donating this photograph for the Independent Presbyterian Day School's silent auction at an event celebrating their 50th Anniversary. I took this last year on the first day of school. Some of you may remember that I spent several days there documenting the good, the fun, and squalling! Our IPC Day School has a rich history, and I'm so honored to be attending their event tonight to help document the festivities.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Confessore, along with choirs from Red Mtn. Theatre's Youth Chorus, UAB, Samford and the ASO Chorus and the three featured soloists, brought the packed audience to their feet Friday and Saturday night with their magnificent performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana!
This sculpture by Birmingham artist Corday Parker is a fitting tribute to Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D.
Alabamian Tinsley R. Harrison (1900-1978) was one of the most
influential physicians of the twentieth century. His worldwide fame
rested primarily on his book Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine,
published in 1950 and reprinted 16 times and translated into 14
different languages. It remains the single-most-used and best-selling
internal medicine text in the world. Harrison was the first chair of
medicine and second dean at the Medical College of Alabama, now part of
the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
You can have your prissy white table cloth restaurants, I'm making a reservation at Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights' lunchroom. Pull up a colorful stool and dine with cute friends surrounded by the likes of Beethoven, Einstein and the Mona Lisa. There are more colorful characters vividly painted from children's books that I will share another day.
Late Sunday lunch with friends in their 1860's cottage outside of Birmingham, surrounded by their wonderful collections and books. The kitchen hung with handmade baskets and lined with old crockery, copper pots and antiques, was the perfect setting. Good food, wine, conversation and time with special friends.
Ahhh the first day of the month and my City Daily Photoblog friends around the world are frantically digging around for a self portrait for this month's theme. I was about to bow out when I found this one from a recent photo shoot at the Henhouse Antiques where I love doing part-time work. We were photographing the wonderful pieces for a new online site last week, so here's my self portrait for today. I'm pleased to be framed by this gorgeous antique pediment mirror. For more of my fellow city daily photoblog friends' creative self portraits, click right HERE!