they glow

if anyone can tell me the name of this plant, i would appreciate it very much

72 hours in Panama City

I went to Panama City Beach with my best friend the weekend before last. i took my camera with me. i even brought it into the beach house. but i didn’t use it, not once. Some of these images were shot with either my iphone or my ipad. The shots of the crab were taken…

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.

Farmer’s Market in Birmingham, Alabama

As a former Vermonter, i was used to Farmer’s Markets. My favorite thing to do on a Saturday Morning, in Burlington, Vermont, was to grab breakfast. Usually i bought a loaf of homemade bread & some cheese to go with it. i could eat it sitting on Church Street watching the people go by. The…

why you should buy local

when one owns their own businesses, they shop for the things…they think we might like. i cannot imagine how stressful that must be…at first. i always try to buy local. one of my favorite places to shop is one of the three Leaf & Petal nurseries/gift shops in Birmingham, Alabama. i can now say, “i…

Birmingham is becoming…cool.

the young have taken over Birmingham. a city that looked almost abandoned in 1993. Now there are amazing lofts, art galleries, locally owned restaurants…its awesome. i hope to shoot more. i took these from my car, with my iphone.

at the bottom of the hill

from my daughter’s new high school, is a HUGE nursery. Andy’s Creekside Nursery is a privately owned & operated business on Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia. #buylocal… Here is the problem, i usually drop my daughter off at 8:00am, guess what time Andy’s opens?! yes, 8:ooam. i have an incredible weakness for nursery’s…and i have…

Norton’s Florist

I have always photographed flowers in their gardens, or tucked away in their pots, all set up for the viewer. Which has always made for some amazing photographs. Yet, i’ve always seen the ‘after’, never the process of what it takes to create it. The front area of the shop looked like most florist shops,…

Zoe’s Forest Park

mannequins are way better than they are now. if you love digging for treasures, this is the store to go.  It is a consignment shop, a Vintage store, they have some very different things & to discover things you have never seen before & love is the best feeling ever. this last photo is the…