Cedar Creek Nursery

This is a very cool place. They have an antique store, a gift shop that has EVERYTHING & the flowers. oh, and the shop cat. A great place to spend an hour & some money. The address is 2979 Hwy 119,¬† Montevallo, Alabama 35115. Its privately owned & operated. #buylocal Here are the fake flowers…

free art at your local farmer’s market

The free art part involves your camera. The colors of the flowers, fruit, veggies & people are so vibrant, it’s hard to take a bad photograph. Great photos for your instagram account or whatever social media you like best. Besides, its very important to support your local farmers. You cannot find fresher food than at…

iphone flower pictures

Alabama’s flower is the oak leaf Hydrangea¬† the photo below…the plant looks like the sorting hat in the Harry Potter movies.

the grown up toy store for gardeners

Something for everyone at Leaf & Petal’s Cahaba Heights location. Privately owned & operated – #buylocal         (shhh, this place is so cool, i picked up a job application (working from home can get boring)…imagine spending the day deadheading flowers!

Crestline Bagel Co.

Crestline Bagel Co. in Cahaba Heights is fantastic. When they first opened, a few months ago, i couldn’t help but wonder why the architects had decided to use pebbles in front & beside the store. Today, i found out. Leaf & Petal (my favorite nursery(s) in Birmingham) moved in next door! Crestline Bagel didn’t need…

popping up poppies

One of my favorite flowers. I had to shoot these poppies at high noon (bad planning)…which is never a flattering light for anything or anyone…it means i had to get on the ground to photograph most of these. If i attempted to photograph them from above, the flowers would have been overexposed & the color…

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…

dazzle me wee roses

I’ve never liked large vases, filled to overflowing, with flowers. Large bouquets can overwhelm a space, divide a table…and the flowers can drown out one another. I look for small vases, or shot glasses or even dollhouse sized vases (there is one 1″ vase holding one small rose on the second image) I like smaller…

iPhone in my back pocket

i have a broken pelvis…it healed cockeyed, so like a car with a broken axil, i have no straight lines any where. i cannot carry a bag, it hurts. point? i have one- i bought a man’s wallet phone case for my iPhone. & put in my back pocket of my jeans (no back pocket,…