the flowers & the cat

Juju, my cat, doesn’t like when i find something to do that doesn’t involve him. He had to be the center of attention. and you know what? I am grateful. He is one cool cat. These are my African Daisies from pots outside. Their stems were short, so i needed a small vase. Stunning flowers…and…

oak leaf hydrangea every season

fall & winter & early spring the flowers dry in this amazing color Spring the flowers come in green and here they are at their summer best… Oak Leaf Hydrangea is Alabama’s state flower. They can be found wild or planted in one’s own land. The reason people plant them for their own is obvious.

single moms need selfies…

with their children Before the divorce, there was a spouse that could photograph the everyday things. Single moms need to take photos of themselves with their offspring. Selfies are such a kid/teenager thing…which is perfect! Grab a kid & ask them to take a photo with you. I promise you- you need these images, because life may…

why Water Lilies are twice as bright

Water Lilies appear to contain fire at their center, they glow. These flowers are so different from other flowers we normally see. It took me awhile to figure out why. I blame it on the sun…and the water the flower floats upon. The flowers are lit up by the sun, twice. Once from above and then…

Sloss Furnace on a Sunday afternoon

Sloss Furnace…i was told in 1993 that it is a Birmingham (Alabama) landmark that everyone should see. In 1995, i bought a house & got a job that took me past Sloss Furnace twice a day for two years. Did i visit? No. People promised to take me, but it didn’t happen, until i met…

The cat approved

Judah liked something in the flowers from the farmer’s market.

farm to table restaurants in Birmingham

There is a long list of restaurants, in Birmingham, Alabama, that use fresh produce from local farmers.  By choosing a restaurant that buys it’s fresh produce from our local farmers, you are supporting two local businesses. I would suggest googling Farm to Table in Birmingham, Alabama (or your own city) next time you’re thinking of…

the things people make

This isn’t everything i saw that day. The Pepper Place Farmer’s Market was a sprawling plethora of eye candy. Here are some of the local artists that set up camp that Saturday morning.  This is what America doesn’t know about Alabama…the good stuff.