The Beauty of History and Tradition in a Church Sanctuary

Yesterday we had the treat of being able to tour the Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham on our way home from UAB, and what a gorgeous church it is. If you haven't been to Birmingham, Alabama before, the Magic City has a ton of things to see, but the skyline around town has several incredible…

The Fillmer Birthday Party from October 1953 :: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday today is from October 1955 and would be Larry Fillmer's 7th birthday party. I just love these old black and whites. Apparently back in the mid-50's you dressed up for a birthday party since one of them is wearing a suit and bow-tie and I love the card table, which was probably literally…

A Midnight Summer’s Dream in the Night Sky

Ok, well it's not Shakespeare but it is just about that time of year when the days are really long and the nights are clear and hot. Sometimes it's hard to find new and fresh images when your routine seems to stay the same, but there is always a lot more to creation than meets…

Alabama Devastated by Storms This Week :: Friday Feet

This week was one that won't be forgotten any time soon in the state of Alabama, especially not in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham or Dadeville, but I think in many ways the storms took so us by surprise. At the moment there are at least 320 people dead from all the related storms and tornadoes and the…

Another Auburn Basketball Season Ends, Life Keeps Moving On

Today is the last home basketball game for Auburn for the 2010-2011 season (see Deb's post too), but since we aren't going to be there tonight last Saturday was actually our last game this year at the Auburn Arena.  It has been a bazaar season, personally and athletically.  For the last several years the Auburn…

Hotel Lights in Birmingham Hotel a Blaze

The photo of the day today comes from the lobby of the hotel we stayed at in Birmingham last week.  They had a really cool set of stringed lights hanging down from the ceiling.  This is actually another iPhone camera photo so it’s a little more grainy than my DSLR but I still think it…

Rare March Snowstorm in Auburn 2009

A rare snowstorm hit the state of Alabama this weekend.  It was 3,319 days since any measurable snow was recorded at the Birmingham airport and today they reported 2 inches of snow.  That said, we are two hours southeast of Birmingham so I am sure it has been even longer down here.  It was quite…

Busy Streets of Downtown Birmingham at Night

I wanted to throw something a little different in there today for the image of the day, like an image of the night instead. One of my favorite times to shoot anything, photography related of course, is first light, last light, and at night. At night you can get some really unique perspectives you can't…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Cardinal Flower in Bloom

Sticking with the Spring feeling outside today, the Image of the Day is a Cardinal Flower, taken in Birmingham Alabama a few years ago.  Birmingham has a very nice botanical gardens and it is always changing.  I would go there to take photographs while I was attending UAB and there was always something new to…

Yet Another Cold Day in April on Tax Day

This weather for down here is just crazy. It was almost below freezing this morning and we had frost on the roof. It is mid-April, time for the upper 70's to come back. Another Cold Day in April Today is tax day, and yes, I did my taxes today. I usually don't wait this long…