Scotland & my history

The history of the stone according to Graeme, “It’s called the Sueno’s Stone. It’s a 9th century Pictish carved slab. The Picts were an ancient people from the east of Scotland…until the Vikings & the Irish Scots came along and wiped them out. i responded, “Irish Scots?! Who were they?” I consider Graeme to be…

Burntisland, Scotland

These images were taken by a friend of mine who lives in Scotland. I saw Graeme’s images on facebook & then begged him to share. A wee bio of Graeme: “My name is Graeme & I’m an amateur photographer living in the small seaside town of Burntisland, on Scotland’s east coast. My favourite subjects are…

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…

if you stand too long…

…in Alabama’s red dirt, you will become green. and i’ve heard it aint easy being green.

finding treasure (& eating it) in Alabama

the BEST food i’ve EVER tasted. SHINDIGS¬† i started this blog to show local, PRIVATELY OWNED, businesses in Birmingham, Alabama. i am a huge believer in BUYING LOCAL. keeping the money home. owning your own business takes immense courage…i’ve always been impressed with anyone brave enough to venture out into the world on their own….

Alabama Biscuit…

i haven’t posted any locally owned & operated establishments lately…i ate here yesterday. I’ve always thought of biscuits as greasy & extremely unhealthy. I was shocked to find that this wonderful coffee shop’s food was healthy. it appeared that all the food had been grown in Alabama, the honey from our fat Alabama honey bees……

the farmers make art

i so wanted the green one on the top…But i’m flying solo to Vermont. Perhaps it will still be there when i can come home & be dazzled by it, again. iPhone pics taken @ Whole Foods.

when my daughter left the nest…

…i made sure she landed into her own. her college, in Mobile, Alabama, had dorm room walls, built with cement block. i suppose, to prevent the building from being ripped apart by a hurricane. they tend to grow in the Gulf of Mexico. she is somewhat safe from the violent elements that plague the region….

he was checking me out…

well, with one of his eyes. he lived in a cage at Pet Smart. I took this photo with my iPhone thru glass, turned out pretty good!