Welcome to Pell City, Alabama. Starting July 25, 2006, I will not be posting, or even trying to post on a daily basis. PC is a great place, and I don't want to quit altogether. Instead, I'll just try to improve the quality of the site and I'll try to post when I have a good picture or story to tell. Thank you so very much for the encouragement and kind remarks you have given me.
The exhibits at this years Fall Craft Fair at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Pell City included this lovely, unique pottery item. I hesitate to name it only because its ultimate function will be determined, not by the artist, but by the patron. The booth displayed many items, including some made exclusively with Alabama clay (perhaps the angel in the background).
This past Saturday the Eden Elementery School in Pell City held its Fall Festival to raise funds for the playground. When the PE Coach took his turn in the dunking booth, the youth were lined up in anticipation. It was not long before the kids had him in the water. Even when the coach chided them with warnings of extra tough workouts, they were undaunted.
This is the final look at the partial Lunar Eclipse over Pell City this morning. The reddish color is characteristic of the Sun's light refracted through the Earth's atmosphere before it reaches the Moon during an eclipse. I believe some people in the East were priveledgedpriviledged privileged to see a Solar Eclipse a few weeks ago.
In the late 19th century and for the first half of the 20th century cultivating Kudzu, a vine imported from Japan, was encouraged. After 1950 it became known as The Vine That Ate the South and planting was discouraged. Here it appears to be devouring the remaining machinery of an industrial plant.
Kudzu is accepted by many in the Southeast US as just another fact of life. There are ways to destroy it, but I don't think we are winning this war.