Sunday, November 26, 2023

Montgomery's Moon Tree

 May be an image of tree and text

Immediately left of statue.

Today---a rainy Sunday 11-26th---is not the best day to visit....but when you have a chance, take the kids and introduce them to the Moon-Tree on the Alabama Capitol grounds.


HERE is a list of where the moon trees were planted, including five in Alabama.


Monday, November 13, 2023

Delaying Winter/Extending Fall


Winter is short, here in the South, but I still don't like 




So here's a temporary 



Fall extension.


Monday, November 6, 2023

Capitol/Davis Inauguration

 No, I did NOT tale this photo of the Jefferson Davis Inauguration... (I'm up there in years, but I was it was taken in 1861, a century before my birth!)..however, I did some AI work to make it more viewable. You can zoom in more on the AI version.

Original 1861 photo

AI improved and cropped a bit.


Saturday, August 12, 2023

F-35 Training

 Alabama Air National Guard pilots may have some intense training come up in a few months when the F35's arrive:

"After some training, pilots come out looking like they are 100 years old," another test pilot said.

Source: HERE.

Star Marks Spot Where confederate president Jefferson Davis Was Sworn-in.

 Did The Daughters of The Confederacy Choose The Wrong star?

I think they intended to use the seven pointed star, no?

One way or the other, the star marker sits between the center columns at the front of the Alabama Capitol building, though there are reports Davis actually stood on a wooden platform built for that purpose over the stairs.

Alabama's Coat of Arms

 So where is the reference to the Native American Tribes that were here LONG before the other countries that are given some Coat of Arms real estate?

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Ghost Boys

 Some boys peer through the glass doors of the Alabama Archives building as those doors reflect the 1852 capitol dome across the street.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

 The pedestrian tunnel that lets people access the Alabama riverfront
in Montgomery by going under the railroad tracks. The lights in the tunnel change colors based on seasons and holidays.


Light Door

Sunlight from a nearby window illuminates and interior door in the Alabama Capitol building.

Monday, June 5, 2023

A Selma Photo Day

 I spent a while in Selma today, and here are some of the photos I made:


This bears the name of a New Orleans metal casting company. It is attached to a building on Broad street in Selma. You can see the building HERE. (Thanks to George McDonald for pointing out to me that the Broad Street building is ONLY a facade. There's just an empty lot behind it! I HOPE someone will save these "Bennett & Lurges" markers when, and if, that facade is dismantled!)

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Jefferson Davis Statue

The statue of confederate president Jefferson Davis outside the Alabama Capitol Building in which the confederacy was founded. Davis was sworn in on the front steps of the building in 1861. The confederate capital was moved to Richmond three months later.

The names of the states that seceded from the United States are engraved in the base of the statue.

(The South Secedes
The secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states—Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas–and the threat of secession by four more—Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.)

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Birds Reflected



Birds aloft, reflected in the water, taken from a bridge in Downtown Wetumpka, Alabama.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Montgomery Photo Festival 2023


The juror has included a photo of mine for this year's Montgomery Photo Festival! See it, and the other images that made it in, at my photo site HERE.                                            

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Parking Be Damned!

 Am I the only one in Montgomery who hates the Downtown parking meters that require you to use a credit card?

There are plenty of people who are NOT going to download an "app" just to be able to park!

Some of them include a warning NOT to use coins, even though there is a coin slot in the damned things. And if you don't have a smart phone, they give you a phone number to call! What if you don't have a cell phone?

Where are the senior citizen groups protesting? 

In The Mighty Concrete Jungle


Wednesday, March 1, 2023



The moon is a favorite photographic subject, being the closest celestial object to Earth. Even my 70x zoom lens alone allows us to capture impressive details.

The Union Keeping Guard Over Confederate Graves


An old concrete street marker is repurposed at a Montgomery Cemetery, marking the edge of a path, and unintentionally keeping a "Union watch" over a group of Confederate graves.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Way Back Photos

     I made these two photos decades ago, maybe in the 1970's, at a school somewhere in Southern Alabama, but I don't recall the details!

     I liked them enough that I had them enlarged and framed.




The camera I made them with is long gone, but I

was shooting 35mm and may still have the original slides.

     The statue and hallway may have been at a Salesian school in the Mobile area.

Please send me a note if you recognize them!


Monday, February 27, 2023

 Parents preserving their child's visit to the Alabama Capitol Building in February 2023. After their tour and photo-op, I tell the children to save the photo because they will want to use it when they run for Governor!

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Quang Tri, Vietnam, 1970

 Vietnamese residents watch as a U.S. Army Medivac helicopter picks up an ill soldier to transport him to a hospital.

1970, Somewhere near Quang Tri, where I was stationed in the U.S. Army.


About Me

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
I was born in The Bronx, but have lived in Alabama since 1976. I semi-retired on April 30th 2019, the 50th Anniversary of my first (radio) broadcast. I have since started a Part-Time job as a docent in The Alabama Capitol Building.