So, does this mean this that the drought is over?


Since the fall of 2016, Alabama has experienced what some have termed as a short-term drought, meaning that it only lasts for a several of weeks or months. By the end of November, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) had declared that 100% of the state was experiencing a severe drought or worse. Today things are much better, but still much of the state has been termed as abnormally dry.
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Fresh Peanuts

Morris Avenue is a narrow cobble stone avenue that was named for Josiah Morris. Morris, was one of the initial shareholders in the Elyton Land Company who proposed the name “Birmingham” for the new city. By the late 1800’s Morris Avenue was lined with three and four-story brick warehouses. One of these building has been home to one of the city’s most famous icons, Peanut Depot. The building was built in 1885. Then around the 1930 or 40’s Peanut Depot, which the Cassimuss family had started in 1907 at a different location on Morris Avenue, move in to their new space and resumed its operation.
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Murder at the Saint Paul Cathedral



James Edwin Coyle (March 23, 1873 – August 11, 1921) was born in Ireland. In 1896 he was ordained as a priest and moved to Mobile Alabama where he served under Bishop Edward Patrick Allen. In 1904 Coyle was appointed to the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Birmingham.

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Sloss Furnaces – Acrylic Gel Project


Earlier this year, I visited Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. Sloss began making Pig Iron in 1882 and continued until 1971. Today the unique park is the only one of its type in existence.


I decide to take the above shot and give it a painterly appearance by using Snap Art 3 software by Alien Skin. Snap Art allows you to experiment with multiple artistic styles. Afterwards, I cropped the photograph and had it printed at Bay Photo on an 8×20 canvas textured paper, and then mounted onto a 2mm black styrene backing.


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Caney Creek Falls






Caney Creek Falls is located near Double Springs, Alabama in the Bankhead National Forest and is part of the Sipsey Wilderness Area.


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