Monday, September 26, 2005


Hang it up

Another picture from the airport.

Sunday, September 25, 2005



Set the camera, turn it on, remove the lens cap, frame the shot, focus the lens, check the light, adjust the shutter, shoot the picture, transfer the image, look to see what has entered the scene while you were doing your own thing.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


Double Wide

Double High

Friday, September 23, 2005



There are more of these sort of signs around these days than there used to be.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


High Signal

The melodious voices the Sirens were alluring to Odysseus and his companions. To the residents of Pell City the sirens can be repelling. They are in place to warn of bad weather, chemical or other dangerous conditions. If you want to hear a sample you can go here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


View from Pell City

Things do look up from time to time.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005



A stand of workhorses silently awaiting the next load.

Monday, September 19, 2005



I was trying to work, sitting on my front porch, but this bug kept bugging me. So I did the only thing I could do. I got out my camera and I shot him.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


o bla di o bla da

Elijah has a barrel in the marketplace.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


City Lites

I can see how some may like this sign and some might be a little put off by the sign. I have eaten at the Pell City Steak House with two vegetarians, and we all found plenty to eat.

Friday, September 16, 2005



The party at the sod farm was slightly disrupted when I stopped to take a picture. The geese all turned their backs to me and took a few steps away. I guess they are camera shy.

Thursday, September 15, 2005



A lazy open air view of Lake Logan Martin from the banks of the Pell City Lakeside Park.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005



Down among the reeds and rushes, a fisherman was found. His lures as light as summer breeze; his nylon line was wound. (Tip of the hat to Rhymin' Simon.)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Wood you pier into the lake?

While Lake Logan Martin is one of the more popular attractions of Pell City, there are still many uncrowded spots where one may spend a few quiet moments.

Monday, September 12, 2005


Hot Rod

American's love their cars as evidenced here in the the parking lot of Jack's restaurant in Pell City on a Saturday evening. This is just one row of gathering of sports cars and classics (and a Corvair) which showed up for the local monthly display.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


All That Jazz

These Goodfellas, Ken Talley and Jeff Lopez, performed at the Pell City Public Library as part of the finale to the Adult Summer Reading Program. They entertained with their interpretations of everything from 'Stars Fell on Alabama' to 'Yakety Sax.' They also played selections from Miles Davis and Kenny G and quoted from Henry Mancini and Lennon/McCartney. Between numbers they recanted humorous events of their past and also discussed interesting points about their instruments and the music they play.


Saturday, September 10, 2005



Here is the China Doll experimental aircraft on its departure from the Pell City airport after lunch.

Friday, September 09, 2005


China Doll

We ate lunch at the airport, and this is one of several planes we saw parked just outside the restaurant. Underneath the middle windshield is the word "Experimental." After lunch we waited while two of the restaurant's patrons left in this vehicle. The wind was right, so they stayed low on the takeoff and came back around for a fly-by before leaving for good. I guess they saw the small crowd watching them, and we appreciated the gesture.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


This Way to the Airport

From the size of the plane on this sign, you would think a 747 could land in Pell City. That would be quite trick. However, some interesting airplanes and helicopters have been seen there.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Rhythm of the River City

If you have ever heard the phrase "Your Hometown Radio Station," or "Rhythm of the River City" you were probably listening to WFHK radio, 1430 AM. This is the home of the only radio station in Pell City. Their schedule includes sports, Country and Gospel music programs, and lots of local news, but my favorite is the daily "World Famous Swap Shop."

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


New Apartments

There are quite a few houses and apartments being buit around town. These apartments centrally located between Martin Street and Hardwick Lane.

Monday, September 05, 2005


For the gardener in all of us

This is where I bought my tomato plants and bean seeds this year.

Sunday, September 04, 2005


Band of Gold

The Pell City High School Marching Band was in fine form for the football game on Friday night.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


Are you ready for the football?

Last night Pell City's Josh Lauderdale kicked-off to the Hillcrest Patriots starting the first home game for the Panthers. The final score was 41-14 giving Pell City two wins and no losses for the season. w00t

Friday, September 02, 2005


Photo Op

It has been a busy week, so I pulled this picture from an old folder. This bridge at Pell City's Lakeside Park connects the swimming and picnic areas with the ball fields across the inlet. Apparently it is also a good spot to take a picture or two.

The photographer in this picture is setting up to shoot her subject, also on the bridge, but behind the trees on the right.

Thursday, September 01, 2005



I would like to dedicate this space to those suffering through the effects of Hurricane Katrina which struck the Florida on Aug 25 and the US Gulf Coast on Aug 29. I have no photograph to post for this event, but the following observations.

We have seen numerous caravans of electrical repair trucks passing by on the interstate. Our prayers go with them. The most remote licence plate I saw on those trucks was from Pennsylvania.

An estimated 100 people who were displaced by the storm are currently staying in the Pell City area. Several local organizations are preparing free meals for these neighbors. Tonight the First Baptist Church of Pell City is providing meals at 6:00 PM. Friday at Noon the Eden West Side Baptist Church will providing meals. Friday at 5:00 PM The Shack restaurant is providing meals at the Hampton Inn.

The city of Pell City is collecting non-perishable food items, bottled water, and supplies at City Hall, at the Civic Center, and at Kigroe Funeral Home for shipment to the Louisiana/Mississippi area.
Karen Stocks is also coordinating the collection of items for delivery this weekend.

Personal: As my mother was raised in a large family in Baton Rouge, some of my extended family are included in the number who have had extensive property loss. My brother's son has left his home in New Orleans with no forseable plans to return. I was very, very thankful to see him unharmed as he passed through this week.

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