Friday, February 28, 2014

Opening Next Week!

Opening night for the annual ArtsRevive Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
 is coming up March 8, and it promises to be another great showing of works
 from talented Alabama artists. The show will feature 130 pieces 
from 260 submissions and 60 artists.
 Held at Carneal ArtsRevive in an historic building 
by the Alabama River, the show re-opens free to the public from 11-4
 every Thursday - Saturday, March 13-29 and from 1-4 on Sunday, March 16.
 Works include 3-D, photography, oil, acrylic, mixed media and works on paper.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

St. Paul's on Pilgrimage

Selma's St. Paul's Episcopal Church has a long and interesting history
 that includes the 1865 Battle of Selma, Civil War generals,
 seminarian and civil rights activist Jonathan Daniels,
 Tiffany stained glass
 and bricks from Alabama's first capital at Cahawba.

The church will be open for tour during next month's Historic Selma Pilgrimage. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gillman Hall

GILLMAN HALL (circa 1860) is among several lovely Selma homes
 that will be featured on the Historic Selma Pilgrimage  this spring.
 The GREEK Revival Italianate was constructed with solid brick
 and finished with stucco, and the front porch posts were fashioned
 from iron at the second owner's company, Selma Ironworks.

 Pilgrimage is March 14-15.  

Linking to ABC Wednesday where the Letter of the Week is G

Monday, February 17, 2014

Pretty Puffs

"Pretty Puffs," a colorful acrylic painted by Judith Kaiser, was among artwork
 for sale at last year's Selma Art Guild Show during the Selma Pilgrimage.
 The show is free to the public during Pilgrimage Weekend March 14-15. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Signs, Signs, Dallas Feed and Seed

Take a walk through the alleys along Water Avenue and by the Alabama River,
 and you'll see signs of Selma's retail past.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First Daffodil

The first daffodils opened in my backyard on Monday, and we saw 
the first robin! Surely, despite this latest round of southern snow,
 sleet and freezing rain, spring cannot be far away!

Last year, the daffodils debuted in late January,
 but it was a much warmer winter.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ice Cold

Selma's municipal fountain has been ice cold several times this year!
 This photo was taken in early January during our first winter blast. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Keeping Warm in the Hay

One way to get your hooves out of the snow is to stand in the hay or lie down in it!

This photo is enhanced with Adobe Photoshop's watercolor effect,
 which seems to be the rage among some of my Facebook friends these days.  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Skywatch Friday, Pink Over White

It's not often that we are treated to a pink glow over white snow!

But this was our sunset one evening last week, and its magnificence
 lessened our "suffering" through temperatures 
that didn't rise above freezing for almost three days.

"It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other;
 nothing is deprived of its warmth."
Psalm 19:6

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Signs, Signs (MLK Jr. Historic Walking Tour)

February is Black History Month, and Selma participates
 by offering school field trips to local Civil Rights sites 

   During the 1960s and beyond, ministers and churches
 played pivotal roles for social and political change.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Old Depot Door

The Old DEPOT Museum offers many opportunities for interesting photographs
 including this DOUBLE DOOR. (It's D Week at ABC Wednesday)!

It's also a great place to browse through Selma, DALLAS County
 and Black Belt history exhibits.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Our World, Snow at the Museum

Winter hit hard in the Deep South last week as sleet and snow blanketed the town.
 This was the scene at the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum last Tuesday.
 Usually, a one-inch snowfall melts in a few hours, but the temps were so frigid
 that this snow took four days to melt completely!

Thanks to guest photographer Christine Weerts. 

Monday, February 3, 2014


Until last week, it had been 21 years since we saw icicles this long,
 and after an extremely cold winter, we hope this little ice age is over!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Theme Day, ENTRY

"Entry" is the theme for City Daily Photo Blogs February Theme Day,
 and here is a pasture gate where farm trucks pass to check the livestock.
 It really shows up a lot better in the snow!