ok. i grew up in a very small town. every store/shop/doctor was owned by MY neighbor. Montpelier, Vermont doesn’t want big chains to take over the uniqueness of the town. my father had his own practice as the local optometrist. i gotta tell you, wherever my father went, people would greet him by name. i thought he was famous.
then i moved to Birmingham, Alabama. there are strip malls, big MALLS, chains galore, franchises EVERYWHERE. BUT, there are Beautiful small towns within the big city. i decided that i wanted to post images of these shops(sometimes) because i strongly believe in supporting my local economy.
when i find a beautiful shop, i ask the owner or manager if i can feature their shop on my blog. i don’t charge for this when i walk in.(all of my photographs go to WordPress (3,000+ followers) Twitter, Facebook (300+ friends) Digg, Linkedin, Stumbled upon, reddit, Pinterest, Tumbler, pocket & google plus…)
This flower was at Oak Street Garden Shop, Birmingham (Crestline) Alabama.