Monday, January 4, 2016

The Grass is Greener in January

It's January, and look how green!

It's not just the amphitheatre and riverwalk, either.
 Green grass is everywhere, even alongside our roads.
 Several inches of rain and warmth in December
 lulled us into a springlike winter, which surely will leave us soon!


Friday, January 1, 2016

PHOTO OF THE YEAR (As the Sun Goes Down)

And the 2015 Selma, Ala., Photo Blog's PHOTO OF THE YEAR goes to

While there were many 50th year anniversaries in 2015 with photos
 of historic significance, choosing just one was impossible,
 and this picture shows how beautiful our bridge and river
 are any time of the year.

It was posted November 17 and taken
 during the American Legion commander's visit to town. 

Every New Year's Day, City Daily Photo Blogs 
sponsors the Photo of the Year for its Theme Day photographs.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wet at the Walking Track

Signs and exercise stations at Bloch Park's walking track
 are nearly inundated by the Christmas Flood of 2015.

The Alabama River here crested at 49.58 feet on Tuesday, the highest
 since 1990 but nine feet below the 58 feet, 4 inches in the Great Flood of 1961.
 The park is located next to the mouth of Valley Creek, which empties into the river. 


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas in the Library

Christmas just glows after dark through the windows of our local libary!
This tree stands in the children's wing upstairs. 



Friday, December 11, 2015

Sundown in Lafayette Park

It's sundown in Lafayette Park, site of  Selma and Dallas County's first bridge 
across the Alabama River. The Pettus Bridge, lower right, replaced it in 1940.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry and Bright

Here's a Behind-the-Lights view of the MERRY CHRISTMAS sign
 on the banks of the Alabama River. The sign can be seen
 from the Pettus Bridge as vehicles travel into town
 or it can be viewed from the river. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Bright Blue with Gargoyles

The sky could not be more blue above Selma's First Baptist Church
 on Lauderdale Street. Here is a section of the church towers and turrets 
with its Gothic details. Notice the gargoyles! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The ULTIMATE Christmas Photo Prop

They say it came from nowhere and landed on the lawn at Sturdivant Hall
...a real sleigh, either horse drawn or reindeer drawn. 

And it is on loan as the ULTIMATE Christmas photo prop 
at this weekend's Christmas Open House! The antebellum mansion
 that is now a house museum will be decorated throughout and open
 to the public Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5.
 Guests will be allowed to take photos on the sleigh.


 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Woodsy Window

City Daily Photo Blogs are featuring SHOP WINDOWS
 for the December 1 Theme Day, and this tree in the window
 at Butler-Truax Jewelers dazzles with acorns, deer, pine cones and cardinals.
 I love the nature ornaments!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pilgrim Turkey

TURKEY is the obvious choice for the letter T over at ABC Wednesday,
 but this particular bird appears undecided about whether he is a pumpkin, 
a pilgrim or a turkey! Whatever, he looks friendly enough
 to be a Thanksgiving centerpiece. 

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