Thursday, July 4, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Future Photographers!

Today I had some big fun. I worked with 8 fifth graders from our IPC Summer Learning Program at our Children's Fresh Air Farm. These kiddos were part of our STAIR reading program as second graders and are invited to attend the program every summer through their fifth grade year. It's six weeks of reading and math with wonderful teachers, in the mornings, nourishing breakfasts, lunches and snacks, and swimming and exciting enrichment activities in the afternoons. This year, the fifth graders were encouraged to choose some extra activities of interest,  and I was asked to do photography with this group. After a short discussion about taking better photos, each one took my camera and photographed their classmates. They took some terrific photographs. I"m so proud of them!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

It's Not Too Early To Wave the Flags!


If I want to find some terrific old and new flags, I head down Hwy. 208 to Harpersville to visit my friend Barbara Adkins at Black Sheep Antiques. She carries a wonderful collection of vintage flags and her shop is always decked out year round. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Blessing of the Animals

Yesterday began a new tradition at Independent Presbyterian Church. Rev. Susan Clayton and Rev. David Seamon greeted dozens of animals, from dogs, cats and rabbits. I left early so who knows what other critters came for a blessing! Here are a few of the photos I managed to capture amidst the sniffing, barking and delightful chaos!







Sunday, April 28, 2019

Chancellor House - Harpersville


Today the Southern Garden History Society toured Stone Hollow Farmstead and then had lunch and toured the historical home and gardens of Barbara and Sonny Adkins. I never miss a chance to photograph here. I'will share more images in the days to come as well as more of other Birmingham gardens.



Saturday, April 27, 2019

Southern Garden History Society Series I


Home of Camille Butrus

This weekend I have had the pleasure of volunteering to guide bus tours for the attendees at the Southern Garden History Society's meeting, being held at our Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I've so enjoyed showing off my beautiful hometown, and vitiating some outstanding gardens for myself. Of course, meeting so many lovely visitors to our city was just a delight.

For the next few days, I'll share some of my images. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Peony Time in Birminghiam


My favorite time. We don't have an abundance here in Birmingham, but they are much loved.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Easter Sunday


I share this image from my church, Independent Presbyterian Church. For all of my followers who celebrate Easter, I hope it is a blessed day for you and your family.

For my Jewish readers, I send blessings as you celebrate Passover. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday... Uh Oh!


 On Palm Sunday, the children of our church parade through the hallways with their palms singing, Hosanna. This sweet girl didn't let a this ruffle her enthusiasm!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Preparations

On the Friday before Palm Sunday, the ladies at Independent Presbyterian Church gather to lovingly make hundreds of palm crosses to be pinned on Palm Sunday. There is much friendly talk and laughter as they share this beautiful tradition.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Oh Fiddle Dee Dee!


Fiddleheads or fiddlehead greens are the furled fronds of a young fern, and these guys are springing up all over town. I love them!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Star Magnolia


The whimsical, carefree cousin to the our more sedate southern magnolias. This one blooms in early spring before it's leaves open. I love it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Last Camellia

I have long been a fan of spent blossoms. This was taken in the beautiful Hess Camellia Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Read With Me


One of my favorite "jobs"( joys)  is visiting STAIR Birmingham sites all over the city and taking photographs. Today, I was right at home at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church. STAIR ( Start The Adventure In Reading) provides twice a week, one on one reading tutoring for second grade students from Birmingham City Schools. It's a wonderful program providing much needed reading mentoring along with a lot of love.

STAIR Birmingham now has 14 sites throughout the city and growing. Please visit their website to learn more. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Feet of Clay

 Another bit of architectural detail found while poking around the collection at The Garage.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hear Me Roar!


Across the street fro, The Garages, Fritz Woehle stored a treasure trove of old statuary, doors and so much more from his travels. I have been fortunate to get inside the gates and photograph. Fritz even took me there once. A photographer's paradise. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sunday Church Series - Reflections


After weeks of rain, last Sunday was bright and sunny. As I sat in church, I looked up and was startled at the gorgeous play of color and light reflected on the balcony wall from the stained glass window. I made a mental note of the time and went back last Wednesday to try and capture it.

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