Friday, May 25, 2012

Don't Step Over Fence

Can you read the sign on the tree?
You can walk on the grass, swing in the swing or sit on the bench,
 but DON'T step over that fence!
The property owners don't want you to fall into the river!

Thank you to the boating crew, whoever they may be,
 for the great background for Friday Fences!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Old Wood and Baling Wire

What to do with old wood and a bundle of baling wire?
Make a flowerpot post!
Lately, it seems some crafty folks around here are creating new uses
 for baling wire, old wood and even barbed wire. 

See more rural scenes and ideas over at Rural Thursday.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ABC Wednesday, S is for Seashore

Selma artist Carol Henry painted this uplifting scene of a cross at the seashore,
 and it's perfect for S Week at ABC Wednesday. There aren't many places 
that I'd rather be than sitting in the sand at the seashore. 
The painting was displayed for sale at the recent StreetFest. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

All That Jazz

The Alabama River flowed to the rhythm of the Concordia Jazz Band recently
 during a river terrace concert at Carneal ArtsRevive. The concert 
tapped the talents of Concordia College Selma musicians
 during the annual StreetFest celebration. Jazz and Motown tunes
 were the melodies of the evening. 

Posted at Our World Tuesday

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunset from New Orleans

Patrons of the New Orleans Bar & Grill in Selma not only get great Gulf seafood
 and local farm-raised catfish but a beautiful view of the Alabama River.
 We visited the restaurant this past weekend to celebrate our oldest son's
 25th birthday, and I see that the restaurant has added an outdoor bandstand.  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Harmony Club on Tour

The Harmony Club is hosting tours this weekend during StreetFest
For just $5, you can tour the former Jewish social club that is now a private home.
 It's located on Water Avenue not far from the Edmund Pettus Bridge. In fact, there's
 a great view of the bridge from upstairs. The century-old building has been
 under renovation for the past decade and includes a grand ballroom.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

ABC Wednesday, P is for Port Columbus

The letter this week is "P," and we're headed over to Port Columbus,
 or rather, Port Columbus came to Selma! 

Port Columbus (in Georgia) was a major Confederate port located 200 miles inland 
on the Chattahoochee River. Last weekend, some representatives
 from the Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum participated 
in the Battle of Selma school tours, sharing information about the last significant
 land battle of the Civil War. Like Selma and Richmond, Columbus manufactured
 goods for the Confederacy, including firearms, steam engines, cannons 
and iron for the ironclad ships. 

Posted at ABC Wednesday 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012