Friday, October 30, 2015

Autumn Foliage and Blue Sky

The leaves, they are a'changin' in downtown Selma, and the reds and oranges
 are especially accentuated by drapes of grey Spanish moss.

 Against a cobalt sky and distinctive architecture, my oh my,
 what a beautiful morning for a walk!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

(Signs, Signs) Finish Line

Participants in the recent Integrity Worldwide Run for Kenya
 gave victory signs as they crossed the finish line in downtown Selma.
 This runner's time was 36 minutes, 21 seconds in the 5K event. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

P is for Pumpkin

Meadowview Christian School's Pumpkin Patch was the PERFECT PLACE 
to find a PICTURE that begins with "P." So I chose this PAINTED PUMPKIN 
that decorates the entrance. It was such a PLEASURE to watch little ones
 when they saw all the PUMPKINS. It was hard for them
 to decide which one to PICK!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Night at the Museum

The walls will be talking tonight at the Old Depot Museum!

Visit Night at the Museum from 6-8 p.m. to see its relics and hear its stories.
  The Old Depot has undergone a lot of changes in the past several months
 with renovations and additions. There will be activities for children too! 

Admission is $5 and free for children 14 and under. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin, pumpkins...big, small and medium sizes are everywhere
 at Meadowview Christian School's Pumpkin Patch.

Little ones can also enjoy a hayride, bounce houses and other games.
 The pumpkin patch is open weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and 1-7 on Saturdays.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tennessee Orange

It's a bit unusual to see someone in Selma wearing collegiate apparel
 that represents any college except Alabama or Auburn. But this young lady 
wore a Tennessee jacket at last weekend's Integrity Worldwide Run for Kenya.
 She would fit right in today in Tuscaloosa as the University of Alabama 
Crimson Tide hosts the Tennessee Volunteers in football.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Blue Sky over Dallas Academy

Our area has been blessed with blue skies, cool nights, 
warm days and no rain for the past week.
 From the courthouse parking lot,
 the dome at the Dallas Academy building 
stands brightly against the October sky. 

Dallas Academy was built around 1889 as a private school
 but later became Selma's first public school. It closed in the 1960s
and today is used for community offices.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Selfie Booth

The Selfie Booth was a popular venue at last weekend's Integrity Worldwide
 Run for Kenya. Participants could choose a swath of brightly colored fabric,
 wrap it around and snap a selfie!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Odd, Old and Other-Worldly

OH my!

Beware of a few ODD, OLD and OTHER-worldly characters
 ON the sidewalk in front of the G.A.W. Trading Post!

  At first glance, they just might appear overbearing. 

The ONE ON the left is definitely OUTDATED,
 and the ONE in the middle is just OUTRAGEOUS,
 while that Wizard of OZ Witch-Wannabe looks
 like she needs some OXYGEN!

Well, Halloween season will soon be OVER,
 and at least they will return from wherever they came!

So, I guess you can tell it's O Week OVER  at ABC Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Concert at the Amphitheatre

Selma's long-awaited Riverfront Park Amphitheatre is here!

It opened Labor Day weekend, then served as the venue for a Saturday night
 concert in celebration of Morgan Academy's 50th anniversary.
 Renovated from an old warehouse, it is a beautiful addition
 to the downtown riverfront.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Welcome, Autumn

Autumn makes a colorful statement at this home in Old Town.

I love the coral door flocked by that gorgeous garland.
Then, there are those yellow mums and clay pumpkins on the steps. 
Have you welcomed fall yet?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Running for Meto, Kenya

Integrity Worldwide's Run for Kenya 2015 took runners 
through historic downtown Selma this morning.
 Here, a pair sprint past the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum
 on their way to helping fund a medical complex in Meto, Kenya.

 The Selma-based organization last year raised more than $60,000 
to finish a major water project in Leboo, a village in southern Kenya.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Pony Truss Bridge

The old, iron bridge (The Pony Truss Bridge) at Kenan's Mill is in need of repair. 

The former route of Summerfield Road has been used as a foot bridge
 to cross Valley Creek at the park. Now, if you want to get
 from one side of the park to the other, you must cross 
the swinging bridge by the mill.
 Funding is being sought for the renovation.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Very Ugly Scarecrow

It's fall festival time around here, and I don't believe we will see a scarecrow
 any uglier than this one! That straggly black hair atop a bright orange 
pumpkin head should be sufficient to keep the crows out of the corn!

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Festival Train

The Kenan's Mill Festival last Saturday featured a variety of activities
 for little ones, including this miniature train made from barrels
 and hand trucks. In the background is a fire safety bounce house.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Theme Day: SHELTER

The picnic shelters at Paul Grist State Park have shaded many people,
 both at picnics or just to sit and enjoy the lake and playground. 

Unfortunately, the park, also with four others in Alabama
 that have been deemed unprofitable, will close by Oct. 15 due to budget cuts.

 Located in the "panhandle" of Dallas County, the park is not easily accessible
 from a major highway, but it surely is a respite for those who like 
to "get away from it all." We have swam, picnicked and hiked here,
 not to mention the many photography opportunities!

The park also once served as the site of the Grist YMCA Camp. 

Linking to City Daily Photo Blogs October Theme Day: SHELTER