Thursday, October 27, 2005


Scary Face, Straw Brains

Some of the hay ends up as Fall decoration.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Cotton not King

This year's harvest.

Monday, October 24, 2005


Bowl, Vase, Mug, Candle Holder?

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).

Sunday, October 23, 2005


Childhood ambition

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.

Monday, October 17, 2005


Lunar Eclipse

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 priveledged priviledged privileged to see a Solar Eclipse a few weeks ago.

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Choo Choo

I have been out of town a lot lately, so here's another pic from the library.

I took this picture from the overpass where the rail passes under HWY 231. The train's whistle is very loud from that point. It was evening, so I left the lens open for 1/15 second.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


ST. Clair Regional

I suspect that the St. Clair Regional Hospital is the tallest building in St. Clair county. it is about the same height as the the Fire Department's Training Tower you saw back on August 3rd. I hope on your next visit to Pell City you are not in such a need. Just in case, however, the hospital is located next to exit 158 of Interstate Highway 20.

Sunday, October 09, 2005


Pueraria Montana

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.

Saturday, October 08, 2005



I see a lot of these lamps around here. Enough that it would be nice to sell them.

Friday, October 07, 2005


Vanishing Point

A nice walk around one of Pell City's shopping buildings.

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Art - not for the faint of heart

The more I look at this unique sculpture on the grounds of Pell City High School the more it seems to be looking back at me.

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