Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Road to Change

Today, I was privileged to attend and photograph a Town Hall held at Highland United Methodist Church. A group of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students along with others from Alabama and Miami, spoke to a standing room only crowd. It was an amazing afternoon. I will be sharing photos for the next few days.

First, I will share the images of Zo Shauku, a 17 year old anti gun violence advocate who was shot in his bed last week here in Birmingham, was the first speaker.  As he made his way slowly to the center aisle microphone on his walker, holding his side, he shared his experience and powerful words for us all.

For the next few days, I will share more photos from this amazing event.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From Snapshots to Creative Photographs!

For my Birmingham area readers, I will be teaching my 5 week series From Snapshots to Creative Photographs again this fall at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Conservatory of the Arts. I hope you will join our class and pass this information to friends and family who might be interested.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Back in the Water!

After a few weeks off to mend from an injury, today I'm back in the pool, figuratively.
 I visited a very special place, the Children's Fresh Air Farm. IPC's  STAIR of Birmingham graduates, grades 2-5, gather there for our Summer Learning Program. It's academics, and so much more. This special program bridges the summer gap when so many students lose ground during the summer. They get two hot meals, study hard on math and reading in the morning with certified teachers, and in the afternoons swim, have art and so many other wonderful activities. My church, Independent Presbyterian Church sponsors, and I"m just happy to be along to photograph the fun!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Ginger's Garden

Ginger's garden again. I love it because she has formal areas, ( to please her husband), lovely loose , natural plantings with shrubs and flowers. But the best, is the upper garden that is loose and funky with an old bathtub of salad greens ( tub 'o salad), some fruit trees, wildflowers, bee hives and wine bottle line beds. I have always loved nasturtiums, since I planted them as a child. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

You're A Grand Ole Flag!

This Americana vignette was too good to pass up for the Fourth of July.  Barbara Adkins' Black Sheep Antiques in Harpersville always had vintage flags.

     Black Sheep Antiques 
39509 AL-25, Harpersville, AL 35078

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Last Magnolia

Magnolia blooms are one of the many things that I love about summer in Birmingham. I love them even when they are waning.