Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Autumn Red

The RED hues of autumn are especially bright right now among the dogwoods,
 and there are many in Old Live Oak Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Our World, The Last Bounty

The season's first hard freeze is expected tonight, so I gathered the last
 of our garden bounty on Monday. We are not looking forward
 to 28 degrees F with a much lower wind chill! We are thankful that
cold snaps like this only last a couple of days!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Welcome to the Bridge Tender's House

The pale yellow Bridge Tender's House adorned with a few bright flowers
 is a welcoming presence in Lafayette Park. Situated right on the river bank,
 the historic abode once served as home for the bridge tender whose job
 was to open and close the original swing bridge for boats.
That bridge was demolished to make way
 for the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1940.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Skywatch, November Sunrise

The sunrises are earlier now that we are no longer on Daylight Savings Time,
 and oh my, what a spectacular one we had earlier this week!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Q is for QUILTS

Q is for QUILTS, and I love the colorful QUILTS made by TwoJean Designs.
 She makes all kinds...for the bed, the couch, the wall, the kids,
 the table and even inexpensive mini token quilts. 
The Selma quilter often sells her creations at crafts shows
 and has an Etsy shop online.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Our World, Pick a Piece of Pottery

It's that time of year when arts and crafts shows abound in our area,
 and Allen Ham is among the most well-known masters of clay.
 The next big event is the West Dallas Tractor Show 
this Saturday, Nov. 9 in Orrville. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Heights, Replacing the Valley Creek Bridge

It's Theme Day for City Daily Photo Blogs, and we're featuring HEIGHTS.

Construction cranes have dominated the West Selma skyline since early summer
 as the bridge over Valley Creek on Dallas Avenue is replaced.
 The new crossing should be in place by spring.