Sunday, February 10, 2019

Heritage Village in Bloom

Japanese Magnolia provide the early February foreground of the
 James M. Calhoun Law Office in Heritage Village. The office is a replica of
 U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John C. Calhoun's law office.
James was John's nephew, and John was a powerful politician from South Carolina
 and one of "The Great Triumvirate" in the 1830s and 1840s. 
 James became a lawyer and planter in Dallas County, Alabama,
 and served in the state House of Representatives and Senate. 
 This one-room, Greek Revival structure was built in the 1830s
 and moved here from the little town of Carlowville.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Blue Skies Smiling

Blues skies are FINALLY smiling!

After a week of rain, day after day after day, 6.5 inches here since last Friday,
 the wet weather systems moved out a few hours ago,
 and right now we have blue sky!


Posting to Skywatch Friday

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Holiday House Ceramics

Yes, those whimical ceramic trees are BACK, and several styles are available
 at Selma's Holiday House at the Striplin Performing Arts Centre,
 next to the Walton Theater.
 The festival ends this weekend, so hurry on by!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Marble, the Decoration

Marble is one of the dogs featured on Sky Hill Animal Society's Christmas tree at the Selma Riverwalk. Numerous businesses and organizations decorated trees, and they can be seen along the walk and even from the Pettus Bridge as vehicles drive into downtown. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Theme Day, Let's Eat!

It's May Theme Day at City Daily Photo Blogs,
 and we are sharing "Let's Eat!"

Since I could not decide on one meal from so many great 
Selma-area restaurants, I returned to a pasture
 where spring grass is growing, and the cattle are so glad
 to be eating something besides hay!

Linking to May Theme Day 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Prairie Buttercups and Partly Cloudy

That dark cloud is just pretending it wants to rain,
 because it was a perfect weather day in the Black Belt prairies 
of west Dallas County. Those yellow wildflowers are
 prairie buttercups, and they can be spectacular 
when covering an entire field. 

Linking to Skywatch Friday 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

River Birds of the Black Belt

The red-shouldered hawk, belted kingfisher and great blue heron 
are a few of the river birds that you might see in the
 Alabama Black Belt. This informative sign is located 
on an overlook at the end of Clear Creek Nature Trail in the
 Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.
 The paved trail is wheelchair accessible.

Linking to Signs, Signs

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


It's almost NOON in the pasture, and while the calves rest,
 their herd eats lunch. 

Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY (depicting the letter N)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The One-Room Schoolhouse

The one-room schoolhouse at Old Cahawba still stands.

Used until the 1950s, it was one of less than 100 segregated
 African-American schools in Alabama. The school is located near
 the ruins of the Methodist-Episcopal Church that burned in 1954.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Clear Sky over Marion Junction

Early morning sunshine bounces off the steeple of the
 Marion Junction Presbyterian Church. A soft blue sky promises
 a perfect spring day!

Linking to Skywatch Friday