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. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Simply Making It at the Artisans' Fair

Simply Making It was among 20-plus vendors that brought homemade wares
 to Sturdivant Hall's annual Artisans' Fair last Saturday.
 The Spencers of Marion Junction make natural skincare products
 including goat's milk soap and a sugar scrub. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Downtown Ginkgo Tree

The ginkgo tree by the library showed its full splendor last week.
 But after last night's big freeze, those golden leaves are likely dropping. 
To the left is the clock tower of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fall at the Fountain

Go ahead.

Stop by the municipal park and sit on a bench.

Relax with the rustling of red leaves and gentle splash of the water. 

Listen to nearby church chimes play a hymn on the hour.

It can be hard to believe that you are on Selma's main street,
 recently named one of Alabama's seven best!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Skywatch, The Blues are Back!

Blue skies and cool weather are back in Selma after a few days of rain and fog. 
 Trees at the library are really showing their harvest colors just before Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Vintage Rexall

The vintage Rexall sign at Pilcher-McBryde Drugs downtown is one
 of at least three just alike in Alabama. The others are at Rockford and Eastaboga.
 These orange and navy neon signs were manufactured in the 1940s and 50s.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


The STARS and STRIPES are flying at half staff in downtown SELMA
 to show mourning and SOLIDARITY with France against last weekend's
 terrorist attacks in Paris. Flags are to be flown at half staff
 until sundown Nov. 19.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

As the Sun Goes Down

As the sun goes down, a boat cruises toward the city marina.

A jet slices the sky on its way south.

The Pettus Bridge hosts another group of walkers,

 and traffic heads home.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Waiting for the Walk

While waiting for the Walk for Veterans to begin last week,
 these young people found a spot in Songs of Selma Park
 to sit and view the river.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

November Sunset

Leaves slowly change their hue along the Alabama River;
 meanwhile, Selma finally got a couple of clear skies and spectacular sunsets
 this week! This view looks east from the Pettus Bridge toward
 the railroad trestle in downtown Selma.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Skateboarding along the Riverwalk

The riverwalk was quiet a few days ago except for a young twosome
trying out their skateboards.If you look closely in the upper right corner 
of the photo, the railroad trestle across the river is visible behind the trees. 

Linking to City Daily Photo and Good Fences

(So the text centering tool isn't working on my Blogger post today!) 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Commander Comes to Town

Selma Mayor George Evans, right, welcomes American Legion 
National Commander Dale Barnett to town on Veterans' Day.
 Barnett toured historic sites and led the Walk for Veterans
 "to raise crucial issues that affect American veterans and their families." 

Walkers donned the bright yellow shirts and paraded down Water Avenue
 to the Old Depot Museum and back, then crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

REMEMBERING our Veterans

Today is Veterans' Day, and Selma City Hall is draped with patriotic banners 
to honor and REMEMBER those who have served our country in the military.

We also welcome American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett 
to the Veterans' Day program at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium
 and the 4 p.m. Walk for Veterans that begins at Songs of Selma Park. 

The federal holiday began in 1938 but was first commemorated
 as Armistice Day in 1919, a year after hostilities ceased temporarily
 between the Allied Nations and Germany. The armistice occurred 
on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour.
  World War 1 officially ended in June 1919 with the Treaty of Versailles. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Artisans' Fair

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the workshops 
of regional artists and craftsmen. Many will bring bring their wares
 to Sturdivant Hall's Artisans' Fair Nov. 21.

 I just love these hand-painted Nativity scenes that were among 
the items at a previous event. The fair also features a variety
 of homemade baked goods. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Yellow Cub Cadet

Pulled by a yellow Cub Cadet, these kiddies savor the excitement 
of last November's tractor parade at the Orrville Tractor Show.
 The event is taking a break this year, but we sure hope it will return next year!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Quarrel in the County

Hatfield and McCoy are QUARRELING  again!

It's Q Week at ABC Wednesday, and this pair is fighting to be king of the pasture! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Snow is rare in central Alabama, but when it does arrive, we give the cows
 extra hay, stock up on milk and bread and make sure the generators work.
 But then, it only lasts maybe a day!

Hence, snow is my choice for "Ephemeral," November's theme
 for City Daily Photo Blogs. This Snowpocalyse occurred in January 2014.
 It was the surprise "flash snow and ice" event that sent everybody spinning,
 especially on the highways where numerous accidents were reported,
 and many people had to abandon their vehicles and walk.