Friday, April 17, 2015

Good Fences, Sturdivant Hall

Here is a "low-level" look through the iron gates at Sturdivant Hall,
 an antebellum house museum that is open to the public and often the scene
 of many events such as weddings, receptions

Linking to Good Fences

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Signs, Signs (Let the Words of My Mouth)

Posted on a building on Martin Luther King Jr. Street:

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
 be acceptable in they sight, oh God!" 

The verse is from Psalms 19:14 which ends, "...oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer."

Oh, if only!

Linking to Signs, Signs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Gardens on Church Street

Most azaleas peaked last week ahead of this week's rain, and not many
 are more showy than the ones in this garden on Church Street. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Our World (Bulls at Play, or NOT!)

Give a little camera to your husband to take to the pasture,
 and you get action shots, sometimes!

He caught these bulls playing "King of the Hill" in the mud
 and atop a pile of gravel. That sideways glance from the bull on the left
 tells us he won the game, or at least he is warning the other bull 
to stay away.  That is what I think!

Linking to Our World Tuesday

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring in Fairoaks

Spring is always pretty in Fairoaks Square with plenty of foliage
 backed by charming Victorian cottages painted in pastels. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Skywatch (Partly Cloudy with Snowballs)

It's partly cloudy with snowballs!

Southern Living Magazine calls the snowball bush "spring's
 most elegant flowering shrub"  and all a yard needs "to make a statement."
 So I guess quite a few yards over in Old Town are making statements
 right now, because the snowballs are definitely showy!

Linking to Skywatch Friday

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Signs, Signs (150th Battle of Selma)

Signs promoting the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Selma are everywhere,
 even hanging from this balcony at the St. James Hotel
 during last week's Alabama River Chili Cookoff. 

Battle Weekend begins with living history tours for school children April 23 and 24
 and continues with a writers' forum, pre-battle skirmish, sutler settlement,
 Battle of Selma Ball and the main battle re-enactment on Sunday, the 25th.

Linking to Signs, Signs

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Moss at the Mausoleum

 Selma's Spanish MOSS is quite an attraction but nowhere better
 than the deep canopies it creates in Old Live Oak Cemetery, 

In Spring, it is even more beautiful as azalea blossoms are drenched 
with its tendrils. Here, the moss hangs over the MAUSOLEUM 

Linking to ABC Wednesday where the letter this week is "M," 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Our World, Back to Boating

Boating is back now that the weather has warmed and the river is not too high
 and not too swift. This boater took advantage of good conditions 
one evening last week as the sun was lowering in the western sky. 

Linking to Our World

Monday, April 6, 2015

Blue Monday, "Frozen" Chili

I think it's fair to say that the "Frozen" booth at the Alabama River Chili Cookoff
 was a favorite of children. Olaf and Elsa were there to pose for pictures,
 and the chili was sure to keep them warm!

Linking to Blue Monday


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