Friday, April 14, 2017

Prairie Buttercups and Partly Cloudy

That dark cloud is just pretending it wants to rain,
 because it was a perfect weather day in the Black Belt prairies 
of west Dallas County. Those yellow wildflowers are
 prairie buttercups, and they can be spectacular 
when covering an entire field. 

Linking to Skywatch Friday 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

River Birds of the Black Belt

The red-shouldered hawk, belted kingfisher and great blue heron 
are a few of the river birds that you might see in the
 Alabama Black Belt. This informative sign is located 
on an overlook at the end of Clear Creek Nature Trail in the
 Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.
 The paved trail is wheelchair accessible.

Linking to Signs, Signs

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


It's almost NOON in the pasture, and while the calves rest,
 their herd eats lunch. 

Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY (depicting the letter N)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The One-Room Schoolhouse

The one-room schoolhouse at Old Cahawba still stands.

Used until the 1950s, it was one of less than 100 segregated
 African-American schools in Alabama. The school is located near
 the ruins of the Methodist-Episcopal Church that burned in 1954.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Clear Sky over Marion Junction

Early morning sunshine bounces off the steeple of the
 Marion Junction Presbyterian Church. A soft blue sky promises
 a perfect spring day!

Linking to Skywatch Friday

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Flower Shop on Broad

The bright colors and flowers at Pringle Petals sure make
 a shopper want to go inside. The shop moved from across
 Broad Street, and its larger location offers a
 wider selection of gifts, plus flowers.

Linking to Signs, Signs

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In MEMORY of John R. Bell

The family of John R. Bell apparently MEMORIALIZED him as
 the victim of a murder when he and his son, John A. Bell,
 were killed in a shootout on the streets of Cahawba in 1856.

 The three other  men involved were exonerated in court,
 but the Bell Family declared via the inscription on his tombstone:
 "No murderer hath eternal life abiding in him."

Linking to ABC Wednesday depicting the letter M

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Alabama Artists Exhibition

It's an art lover's paradise! 

It's the 15th annual Alabama Artists: Roots and Wings Art Exhibition
 at Charlie (Tin Man) Lucas' Studio. The diversity of works from 55 artists
 is amazing and features photography, acrylics, oils, works on paper,
 3:D and mixed media.

Two of the winning works are shown above: "Winter Forest," 
1st place Acrylic by Jeff Hughes; and "Soul, Cotton and Van Gogh,"
 Best in Show, an acrylic by Mary Ann Casey.
Sponsored by ArtsRevive, the show and sale opened for a members' reception 
Saturday night and will be open free to the public every Friday and Saturday
 from 11-4 through April 29. The studio is located at 7 Lauderdale St.

 Come see!

Linking to Our World Tuesday