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Christmas in Fairhope

| 5:23 pm December 20, 2014

Fairhope, a charming community on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, comes alive with color and decorations during the Christmas season.

Enjoy this video montage shot earlier this week, showing what Fairhope looks like at Christmas…

Pell City Pelicans

| 1:38 pm February 25, 2014

Nancy Galloway spotted an unusual sight from her home on Lake Logan Martin Saturday: a huge flock of visiting pelicans apparently passing through the area.

She said the amazing thing was the size of the birds, dwarfing the Canadian Geese that frequent the area. They stayed around for about an hour before moving on.

Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

A View of the Snow

| 7:40 am February 18, 2014

As many folks know, my daughter lives in Chicago. Yesterday afternoon she sent me a short video she took on her way to her job at the Royal George Theater. I know we’ve all had a good deal of snow this winter, but I thought you might find it interesting to see another Chicago snow – especially from afar!

The video also underscores the extreme snowfall seen in Chicago this season from the snowfall graph that Bill Murray posted Sunday and repeated here.


Sunday CHI

Helena Market Days

| 2:34 pm August 10, 2013

If you’re looking for something fun to do, stop in at Helena Market Days, in its last month of operation for the summer.

The annual farmer’s market that runs from June through August off Hwy 261 by Buck Creek in Helena has become a favorite of folks from throughout the Shelby Co. area.

Helena Market Days

You won’t find a fresher assortment of peaches (from Chilton county, of course), peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, okra, squash and other fruits and vegetables.

Helena Market Days takes place Saturdays from 8am until noon. Be ready to do some taste testing, too. Lots of folks enjoy the cooking demonstrations by different guest chefs each week.
Helena Market Days

Highly recommended: Fresh peaches cooked on the grill!

More information about Market Days is available by visiting the Market Days website.


| 12:17 pm June 23, 2013

Friend of the Blog Jenny Ellison and her husband made a special trip to Corbin, Kentucky this weekend for one specific purpose: to take photographs of moonbows.

Moonbows, or lunar rainbows, are hard to capture. To do so requires a bright moon and a moisture source, like spray from a waterfall. Generally, the colors aren’t visible to the naked eye. It takes a long exposure photograph to see the colors.

Enjoy the product of her work.

moonbow photo

Thanks Jenny!