Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ABC Wednesday, G is for GREEN

Sure wish I had a place to put some of these pretty green dishes!

These vintage cups, saucers, vases and stemware are arranged so nicely at Junebugg's,
 an indoor flea and antique market that is in the former Food World building. 

Posted at ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Selma Interpretive Center

The Selma Interpretive Center opened a year ago, and it is sure to attract 
many visitors this weekend for the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee.
 Operated by the National Park Service, the center occupies
 a former bank building on the corner of Broad Street and Water Avenue.
 A view of the Pettus Bridge is seen in the window on the right. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Water Avenue Grillwork

The Adler building on Water Avenue recently underwent repairs,
 and the second-story grillwork remains and sure lends itself to photography. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

In the Village

This black cat soaked the sunshine and enjoyed racing 
across the grass in Heritage Village recently. 

Posted at Camera Critters

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring Mulch

Bring on the pine straw!
It's time to mulch the gardens at Sturdivant Hall.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Fence at the Mabry-Jones House

The fence that surrounds the Mabry-Jones House is one of the simplest,
 yet most unique in town, and you are invited to step inside the fence
 on Friday, March 16 for an evening reception and tour of this 1850 mansion.
 Once the home of Capt. Catesby ap Roger Jones (who commanded the Merrimac
 against the Monitor) in a Civil War battle of the ironclads, this Greek Revival
 still remains in the family and is filled with intriguing collections.
 Even more intriguing are the circumstances of Capt. Jones' death.
 For more information about the house and tour,

Posted at Friday Fences

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Old Road to Selma

Before there was a County Road 37, there was the old road that led to Selma
 from Summerfield, and Main Street was part of it. Back in 1865 at this intersection,
 Federal cavalry rode right by the antebellum house on the left.
 Many homes in the area were looted, burned or used to house troops.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

F is for Fleur De Lis

I've been looking forward to "F" Week at ABC Wednesday
 so that my feature could be the fleur de lis! 

Selma has lots of these "flower of the lily" designs
 that were used by both French and English monarchs on shields and coats of arms.
 The fleur de lis is especially popular on old ironwork around town. 

Check out more "F" inspirations over at the ever-popular ABC Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Broad Street

It's been a while since I posted a photo of downtown Selma.
 Here's the main road, Broad Street, otherwise known as U.S. Highway 80.
 Some of the stores pictured are Butler Truax Jewelers (in the old Kress building),
 the Truax & Co. gift shop, Shoe Palace, Carter Drug and Sneakers.
 In the distance is the First Presbyterian Church clock tower. 

Go straight, and Highway 80 will take you to Demopolis.
 Turn around, and you'll cross the Pettus Bridge and head to Montgomery. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Siegel's Servants Quarters

Most of the little houses like this one have long ago been torn down,
 but the Siegel's Servants Quarters has a home in Heritage Village.
 Built around 1900, the building is on the Historic Register.

 Historic Village is the project of the
 Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society. 
Several small, historic structures were moved to this site. 
The village is annually featured on the Selma Pilgrimage,
 and this year will feature demonstrations of early crafts such as 
basket weaving, pottery, quilting and soap making.
 (I hear that there may be a few chickens and goats too!) 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Side Shadows

Branches from the tall shade trees at the Ben Ellis Dunaway House
 in Orrville dance across the side of this antebellum structure
 that once was a boys' academy. 

The home is one of several that will be on tour
 at this year's Historic Selma Pilgrimage March 16-17.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weekend Reflections, Party Stop

Downtown Selma's having a party if you look at the businesses
 on Broad Street through the decorated windows of the Party Stop.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sidewalk Flower Show

This fence belongs to a garden and landscape professional
who doesn't just plant inside the fence!
 There's a a flower show along his sidewalk every season of the year.

Posted at Friday Fences

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ye Olde Gasoline Pump

Oh to find six gallons of gasoline for slightly more than $1!
I wonder just how old this pump is! Notice that the fuel contains the dreaded lead!
Anyway, it makes some great vintage yard art
 and stands along a street in rural Dallas County.

Posted at Rural Thursday


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ABC Wednesday, E for Early

Another round of ABC Wednesday is here, and the letter is "E."
 So, how about an EARLY spring! The vine with the pretty yellow blooms
 is more EVIDENCE that despite a calendar that still
 says it's February, spring isn't going away!

Posted at ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Time Gone By

This little wooden building is in Summerfield's historic district,
and I'm told that it once was a doctor's office.   

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Whisky Frisky is rummaging for acorns next to an oak tree on Lapsley Street.
Those pretty pansies caught my eye before I noticed the squirrel.

"Everything under heaven belongs to me." (Job 41:11)