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.

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…

playing with orchids

My favorite nursery, Leaf & Petal…moved into a stunning new place. I loved the ceilings in their new buildings. A lot more iphone pictures to come.

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…

better off red

popping up for spring @ The Birmingham Botanical Gardens…red poppies.

Lavender Twist Rosebud

Another favorite flowering tree. I love how they flower straight out of the branch. What a stunner. I found this at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.