Wednesday, May 27, 2015

T is for TRIP to Selma

Over 90 6th and 7th graders from KIPP Liberation College Prep School in Houston 
arrived at Brown Chapel AME Church on Tuesday afternoon as the first stop
 in the Southern Civil Rights tour. Joyce O'Neal and Dianne Harris,
 both student foot soldiers, shared their experiences and songs of the movement.
 The students' TRIP was delayed by the intense flooding in Houston.

Thanks to guest photographer Christine Weerts!

Linking to ABC Wednesday where this week's letter is T

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Flourishing Fence

These dainty antique roses were almost past peak by the time I checked
 on them at their Lapsley Street fence! It has been since 2010
 that I took their picture and remembered that they bloom in May.

Linking to Good Fences

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cool Cow

While farmers are putting up hay, cows are cooling off in the pond. 

Despite rain almost every day in April, we have yet to see any in May,
 and the heat is on.

Linking to Rurality 

Monday, May 11, 2015

In Memory

I love the way that mamas are memorialized in Old Live Oak Cemetery.

They were often put on pedestals, and many died young and/or lost babies
 and young children. The  ornate monuments and heartfelt inscriptions
 certainly honor their lives. 

Linking to Blue Monday

Friday, May 8, 2015

Courtyard Cafe

Thursday's Courtyard Cafe at the local library was a big hit
 with boxed lunches by Joyce's Catering and a demonstration
 of pottery techniques by Becky Blaylock of Earthquake Pottery.

 Shade was provided by crepe myrtles and big umbrellas. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Beginning of the Never-Ending Hay Season

First hay in May!

Yes, thanks to rain almost every day in April,
 we now have a great hay yield in May!

But this is just the beginning of what farmers who need lots of hay
 for their livestock will be doing until about October.

Carry on!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Bridge Sans the Trees

After the crepe myrtles were trimmed waaaaaay back for the president's visit
 back in March, the view of the Pettus Bridge from Songs of Selma Park is all clear!

Linking to Our World Tuesday

Monday, May 4, 2015

Purple Posies

All those April showers have brought May flowers, including these
 pretty purple ones in an Old Town alley.

Thanks to guest photographer Christine Weerts
 for taking the time to find these!

Linking to Blue Monday

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Theme Day, Revolution

"Revolution" is the focus of May Theme Day at City Daily Photo Blogs,
 and the wagon wheels were turning at the 150th anniversary

The extent of authenticity in these reenactments is amazing!