Monday, June 15, 2020

Walls of Hope I

Several weeks ago, someof our downtown areas were defaced during the protests. Businesses were forced to board up their windows. Since then, the arts community has risen to the occasion to paint positive messages and images everywhere! For the next several days, I will post collages so that you may feel the love and the positivity as well. Lemonade from lemons, indeed!

Monday, June 8, 2020

Birmingihiam's Rotary Trail

Last Friday a large group of local floral designers joined forces to festoon the Rotary Trail signage with a lovely display of blossoms to bring needed beauty after a really hard few days in our city.

Saturday, when I got there, it was full of folks admiring their handiwork and taking photos. This little girl, who was turning two that day, was posing for photos with her family.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Black Lives Matter in Birmingham

Birmingham has seen its share of unrest and protests in its long history but this past week has again been the scene of peaceful and not so peaceful protests. Today I went downtown to see these two walls. It was good to see people coming here to pay their respects and find a way of showing respect and make their voices heard.