Tag Archives: Birmingham

Birding at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Ann and I had an awesome day birding (and walking, and looking at the blooms) at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens today. Such a perfect day to be outside enjoying Alabama’s environment! [wooslider slider_type=”attachments” limit=”9″ thumbnails=”default”]

Read more »

Railroad Park in Birmingham

Railroad Park

This photo was taken a few months back–before the drought, before the heat and before the deluge of 9 inches of rain we got from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Lee last week. Railroad Park is new park not far from us and even closer to downtown Birmingham. Great park to visit!

Read more »

Another Sierra Club Newsletter Completed: November 2008


One of the monthly newsletters I work on: The Alabama Sierran. I did the first newsletter for the Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club in January 2006 and have done one each month since then. This is an 8 page tabloid-size newsletter printed on recycled newsprint. You can download the full newsletter at alabama.sierraclub.org. In […]

Read more »

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama Newsletter Complete!

This newsletter is one that I do only about 2 times each year. It is a pretty good sized newsletter with lots of input, so it takes a while to complete: very pleased with this issue, both design-wise and content-wise. We managed to add in more reference, teaching-oriented information into this issue than ever before […]

Read more »

July 2008 Postcard for AccuPrint


A postcard for AccuPrint featuring downtown Birmingham. This photo is actually 4 photos I took using my Canon 40D and 17×40 wide angle lens and combined in Adobe Photoshop. it is so much less complicated to merge photos than it was just 5 years ago. Would have taken an hour to merge these photos–now it […]

Read more »

Photoshop CS3 And Panoramic Photos


Wow! I’m really impressed with how well photoshop creates panoramas from multiple images. Had I been a bit more careful, I think this would have turned out even better. There is a bit of distortion–mainly from using my 17-40 mm lens at the widest setting. The photo below is a compilation of 8 photos taken […]

Read more »

May 2008 Postcard for AccuPrint


Quick job for my friends at AccuPrint, downtown Birmingham, Alabama. We’re sending out a monthly postcard with the calendar for the month. Margie decided to have me take a different scene of downtown Birmingham each month. Here’s the second scene (around 3rd Avenue North and 20th Street North):

Read more »

Birmingham: Love it, Hate it


I have a love/hate relationship with the city we live in. Beautiful architecture, interesting considerate people, some great friends. We have amazing places to eat, some really great shopping, and, although I don’t usually get around to enjoying them, lots of cultural events. Birmingham is big enough to have all the great shopping and dining […]

Read more »

The Camillas Are Blooming


Our camellias in the front yard are blooming as are the Daphne bushes. The Daphne bushes are amazingly fragrant. (If they were inside, my allergies would require them to be discarded, but they smell really nice by the front door.) Many of the bulbs I’ve planted over the last two years or so are springing […]

Read more »

Another Newsletter–for the Alabama Byways Program


  Seems as though I’m working on lots of newsletters these days. This is a newsletter I’ve intended to put together for a long time and just haven’t gotten around to it. This is the first newsletter for the Alabama Byways Program. Future issues will have more topical information¬† including grant deadlines, tips and more, […]

Read more »