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Monday, April 29, 2013

I have birds

We moved these feeders closer to the kitchen window.  Free food sure does bring the visitors. 
These are no comparison to some of your bird shots, but I am proud of them.

Under blue sky

Another shot of the blue, blue sky, thanks to my iPhone5.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring red

Do you have chromatic aberrations?  I do.
See the purple color in the tops of the trees?  I believe that is what that is called.
I have one lens that is bad about doing this.
It can be corrected in Lightroom, but I couldn't get all of it corrected without the barn turning psycodelic/holographic.

Another reason to stay out of bright sun.


Neither frilly or pink is me, but I like my Clematis.
I would swear that these flowers were pale blue last year.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Flat land near the river (Rurality # 10)

Have I mentioned how pleased I am with my iPhone5 camera?

Ideally, this would be a wider shot in order to make the best of the landscape.
Using the iPhone is so easy . . . .  

Western Lauderdale County, Alabama

Rurality Blog Hop #10

Friday, April 5, 2013

Singing River Sculpture

Singing River Sculpture, Sheffield, Alabama

This is the first of four sculptures planned to be erected in each of the Quad Cities (Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Muscle Shoals) of north west Alabama, otherwise known as The Shoals.  The sculptures commemorate the music heritage of the Shoals area.

The 18 foot tall aluminum sculpture was created by artist Audwin McGee, and does not depict any specific person or musical artist.

I learned that there is some controversy over the sculpture, specifically, the name "Singing River".  According to an article in the Times Daily newspaper, Singing River was the term used by Native Americans to describe the Tennessee River, due to the sound that was created when a breeze swept across the river's shoals.  From what I read, a lot of people feel the sculpture series being named Singer River is disrespectful to the Native Americans.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Round Top

Summertown Highway, Near Hohenwald and Summertown, Tennessee

Father of the Blues

Childhood home of W. C. Handy in Florence, Alabama

William Christopher Handy was born in Florence, Alabama in 1873.  He was known as the "Father of the Blues".
The Shoals area has been hosting a music festival each year during summer for over 30 years.
It's a big party.