Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Open Door

Thanks to a partnership with JCCEO, Jefferson State Community College, The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, and Independent Presbyterian Church, the former Kingston Elementary School is opening its doors for English Second Language and GED classes with child care provided. Today marked the open house and I stopped in to have a look around. What a wonderful facility for learning and success. I'll go back in the coming weeks to photograph the ESL classes in progress!

If you would love to get involved, contact The Literacy Council for volunteer opportunities!

Shhhh, GED students hard at work

Friday, September 23, 2016


Saying goodbye for another season. Not many more pickups loaded with these big green stripey guys!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mushrooms on a Log

These beauties were spotted at the Pepper Place Market a few weeks ago. I'm heading to Grandview Farms in Montevallo very soon to see all of their offerings.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Four Spirits

The Four Spirits, honoring the memory of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley was created by Birmingham native Elizabeth MacQueen. It stands in Kelly Ingram Park, across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church where they died on September 15, 1963. The bomb that took their lives was planted at the church by four Ku Klux Klan members. Next to the church stands a peace pole that reads, "Let there be peace on earth." Indeed.

Love Your Drawers!

The Homewood Antique Mall on Oxmoor Road in Edgewood, is  a treasure trove of great antique finds and photo ops!

Saturday, September 10, 2016


With half of the abandoned Star Motel already demolished and hauled away, I found some interesting windows.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Blue Doors

Remnants of the old Star Motel in Avondale

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Miss Francy Pants

Look who I ran into at the Pepper Place Market last week....Frances!  She's one of my favorite kiddos,and she and her Dad were having a ball. Love this sweet girl.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chilling Out at the PPM

I'm assuming this cute pup shared this double stroller with the tiny human in the family.

For my readers in the Birmingham area, I will again be teaching my 5 week photography classes at Vestavia United Methodist Church's Conservatory of the Arts beginning Monday, September 12. These classes are designed for the amateur photographer who wants to improve their photos. Come join us!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Daddy's Hat

Cute Kids of Pepper Place
Helping Dad and Mom sell their produce last Saturday.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Birmingham Rouge - Yard Art

This red spider is well known in the Birmingham community. I had a terrific photo shoot here this week!