Saturday, June 29, 2013

Two Things Challenge: Spade/Morning

Our challenge this week at 2 Things Challenge is: Spade/Morning.

Here's a 2-fer, taken last fall at Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Going back again this year.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

2 Things Challenge: Dry/Boom

The challenge over at 2 Things this week is Dry/Boom.

In late June every year, the town of Columbiana holds a Liberty Day Celebration.  It includes a parade, a concert in the high school stadium, and a fireworks show.  Last year the weather was dry, so we ventured to the stadium and heard many booms.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lyric Theater

More from the photo shoot at the Lyric Theater in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Beautiful Plaster Work 


 Old Chandeliers In Need Of Restoration

Original Seats, 99 Years Old, And Pretty Dusty

Cast Iron Radiators, But No Air Conditioning

And The Main Curtain, Made From Asbestos

Monday, June 17, 2013


A couple of the ponds at the Birmingham Zoo are completely covered in this green vegetation, not sure what it is, but it really looks like some sort of swamp in southern Louisiana.  It makes the perfect hiding place for our friend, Mr. Gator.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

2 Things Challenge: Base/Curl

The 2 Things Challenge this week is Base/Curl.
This afternoon I was invited to a photo shoot at the historic Lyric Theater in downtown Birmingham.  This theater is 99 years old and efforts are underway to restore it (Facebook Page here).  At the base of the handrails (those are real marble stairs) are these nice wrought iron curls.
And in recognition of Rob's alternate spelling of bass, this absolutely is a bass guitar, and the lowest, most bass of the strings, curls around the tuning peg, tightened by that curly knob to the left.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2 Things Challenge: Bath/Steam

The challenge at 2 Things this week is Bath/Steam.

After a quick thunder shower on a hot afternoon, if you go outside from the 72 degree, air conditioned comfort of the house, you'll feel like you stepped into a steam bath.  

So will your camera.

I'm not sure this is good for the camera, but it makes for some interesting photos.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


U-Pick, $9.00.
They-Pick, $11.00.
Been there, done that.  
I pick They-Pick for only $2.00 more.