Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Birmingham MUST HAVE

You can take this tip to the bank. When visiting Birmingham, you must dine at Chez Fonfon in 5 Points South. Save room for dessert because that coconut cake in the center is absolutely sublime. When it's served with crème anglaise drizzled over it, you will thank me. Chez Fonfon is just one of Chef Frank Stitt's four wonderful restaurants in the Birmingham area.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Remembering the Curtain

One of the most charming, and hazardous, features of the Lyric Theatre before the restoration, was the asbestos curtain. In vaudeville days, an asbestos curtain was something to brag about as there were frequent backstage fires. Unfortunately there was no way to seal this beautiful old curtain to make it safe by today's standards. I just found this photo in my archives. I love it. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It's Hopping at the Hive

"The hum of the bees is the voice of the garden." 
Elizabeth Lawrence

Monday, June 13, 2016

Birmingham Through My Lens On the Road - June in Mobile

Genie's back yard was a photographer's delight. The blue hydrangeas were stunning but these delicate white Fuji Waterfall Hydrangeas were so beautiful.

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Team

The Birmingham Barons, dressed in vintage Birmingham A's uniforms take the field at the Rickwood Classic.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Birmingham Through My Lens On The Road

For the past few days I have been in Mobile, Alabama visiting dear friend and fellow blogger Genie. She was a great tour guide and made sure I had a little time to photograph the beautiful Old Spring Hill Cemetery with its magnificent live oaks.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Rollie Fingers

Last Wednesday, my grandson Davis and I went to Birmingham's Rickwood Field to photograph the Rickwood Classic game. This year's honoree was Rollie Fingers, Major League Baseball All Star, Cy Young Award winner, and former Birmingham A pitcher. Fans stood in the heat for over an hour to have Rollie sign their baseballs  and posters. We were lucky to be able to be on the field when he threw out the first ball.  As he left the field, Davis was thrilled to get his autograph!!

Davis for the score!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Play Ball!

Davis and Courtney Hawkins

Yesterday I was a lucky girl.  I was fortunate to get a Press Pass to photograph the Rickwood Classic. Rickwood Field is the oldest baseball field in America, and a Birmingham treasure. Each year they play a game in vintage uniforms and it's a great day for baseball and Birmingham. My date was my very cool grandson Davis. He had a great time getting his ball signed by so many of the Barons who couldn't have been greater with the kids, and older fans as well. I will be bringing you a Rickwood Series for the next few days. PLAY Ball!