Saturday, March 26, 2016

Behind The Scenes

Today is a busy day at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church. The talented and creative "flower ladies" and their willing helpers will transform our Sanctuary and Parlor with a bounty of white Easter flowers to celebrate this special day for Christians around the world.

This is one of my favorite photographs. Miss Dot arranged the flowers at IPC for decades. Now she gets to sit and enjoy all the activity. Here she's sharing her expertise with daughter-in-law Gina, as she creates an arrangement in the Parlor. We are so grateful for all the loving hands who work behind the scenes to make every service even more beautiful.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Here Comes the Bride

wearing her family's heirloom veil. I love my job assisting with weddings at Independent Presbyterian Church. Beautiful bride and groom, family veil, happiness all around.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rock Your Party Hat!

When I moved from Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo to Birmingham Through My Lens, I warned you that I might be serving up whatever was on my photography "plate" at the time. Well today William and JD, the Birthday Boys, as they celebrated their big No. 1 ! I had the honor of photographing them when they were a few weeks old, and Christmas last year. Today it was party hats and cake!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


As the Pizitz Building undergoes its renovation, there remain some lovely details of this 93 year old building remain. These columns with their remarkable detail are reminders of days gone by when this was a bustling department store. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Off With the Old

By October,  the mezzanine of the Pizitz Department Store will be transformed into office space. Meanwhile, I"m still enjoying the grunge while I can!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

My First Drone

Someone is watching. 

My friend Jim used his new "toy" to photograph the Mercedes Marathon outside of our church last month. Very cool, but a bit evil looking, I think.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Start The Adventure in Reading

Oh many of you have learned about STAIR Birmingham from reading my blog these many years. Yesterday I made two STAIR site visits, Oliver Elementary and Avondale United Methodist Church, for photos. When I walked into the big hall at Avondale, from across the room I heard, "Hey Ms. Jones!".  Considering I've been retired over 7 years, I was thrilled she recognized me.  I taught her brother in third grade and he's a junior at Homewood High now, and she is a STAIR tutor. Filled my heart!

This student's tutor told me she is making terrific progress in her second language. I know how hard learning a new language is and so proud of this sweet girl.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tulip Time

The Chinese Tulip Trees are glorious right now and just had to share. Our weather is glorious as well.  Winter, you never really came to Birmingham this year and now Spring, is stealing the show.