Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Apostles' Window

Where there is hope in Jesus, there is life.

The Apostles' Window at Memorial United Methodist Church

Photo by guest photographer Christine Weerts

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Mayor and Mr. Claus

Selma Mayor George Evans recently welcomed Santa Claus to the Cahaba Mental Health 
Center's Christmas Village program. Santa sure deserves a pat on the back 
for all the appearances he makes this time of year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

December Sunset

After a cloudy couple of days earlier this week, the setting sun turned the clouds pink.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Stored for Winter

The hay is in the barn and ready to deliver to livestock. 

After last week's unseasonably warm weather, Central Alabama is experiencing 
a blast of cold air, and with little winter grazing due to recent dry weather,
 cattle will be lowing when they see the hay wagon heading their way!

Photo by guest photographer Christine Weerts 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Up on the Housetop

Up on the housetop, birds might find a very good perch, plus a well-built roof,
 not to mention the latest styles for family living. Even if you don't cater
 to our feathered friends, who can resist adding one of these rustic creations
 to their yard? I rather like the portraits in wood as well! 

Check them out this week at Holiday House at the Striplin Performing Arts Centre.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas at Sturdivant Hall

Christmas comes in apples and oranges at Sturdivant Hall 
this year for its annual open house.

Don't you just love this centerpiece?

When I saw it, memories came back of the pineapple and apple centerpiece
 that my mother used to make from an idea came from Colonial Williamsburg.

Photo by guest photographer Christine Weerts

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Santa Arrives at Christmas Village

Here comes Santa Claus to Cahaba Center's Christmas Village Open House!

The annual event features carols, a tree lighting by Selma's mayor,
 sale of handmade crafts and viewing of a miniature ceramic village
 all decked out for the season.  The center's day-program clients
 work many months to prepare for this day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Uptown Lights

It's ABC Wednesday, and "U" is for UPTOWN.

Broad Street is magical in December with Christmas lights aglow after dark. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Deck the Porch

Christmas decorations are going up all over Selma,
 and I still love the elegance of greenery with red bows.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Your Name in Pictures!

Photo letter art is sort of a scavenger hunt for photographers,
 and Kayla Smith has snapped the whole alphabet!

In fact, she found "letters" in S hooks, on barns, gates, fences,
 posts, logs and all throughout the Dallas County area. 

She displayed her hobby and sold letter pictures 
at Saturday's Sturdivant Hall Christmas Fair. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Candy Man

It's almost Christmas, so there must be candy!

Do you prefer almond brittle or chocolate-covered peanuts?

Selma's Gantt Candies shared samples of the sweet treats
 at Saturday's Sturdivant Hall Christmas Fair. The handmade candy
 is sold at several local businesses including Carter Drug Co.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Crimson Tide BLVD

It's December Theme Day, and City Daily Photo Bloggers
 are posting their versions of "My Street." 
Well, this isn't the street where I live, but this corner says a lot
 about the loyalties of University of Alabama sports fans, especially football.

This afternoon, the Crimson Tide meets the Georgia Bulldogs
 in the Southeastern Conference football championship over in Atlanta.
 The winner plays Notre Dame for the National Championship.

Can Alabama win it yet one more time?