Rainy Days and Sundays



Sunday a couple of weeks ago, I went to a Fine Art showcase that was hosted by Gretchen Birdwell in her studio and gallery located in Old Town Helena, Alabama.

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Ebenezer’s Swamp Revisited


Several years ago I wrote about a visit to the Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve. I’ve recently visited the 60 acre swamp again which is located in Shelby County Alabama, and is about six miles from the University of Montevallo campus. It is home to an abundance of plant and wildlife.

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Finally, my favorite time of the year has arrived. I found some time a couple of weeks ago to photograph at a local garden.

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The Door


A while back, Cindy and I were visiting The Loading Dock South, a building material salvage outlet, located near us in Helena. They have a wide variety of products ranging from lumber to carpet, and you can’t beat the prices. We had been searching a folding screen to place in the corner of our bedroom. While walking through this place we found an unfinished 8’ twelve pane door that we thought might work in the space.  However, when we arrived home it just didn’t work. We later found a folding screen that did, but now we needed to find a home for the door. We came up with the idea to use the door as a means to display some of my photographs.

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The first time that I saw the crenelated concrete water tower located in Marvel was about twenty odd years ago. My son and I were traveling the back roads through West Blocton in route to the University of Montevallo. Seeing this tower for the first time, located literally in what seems as the middle of nowhere, leaves you with a lot of questions. Several times through the years I have wondered about this tower and attempted to relocate it.

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