Dec 13, 2017

Some Election Day/NightS Scenes

Somebody paid for a simple message in select locations.

The press gaggle. More space next time?

A producer naps.
Looking from outside in. The Media Gaggle.

Dec 11, 2017

Death of a teller of stories of The Civil Rights Movement

Roy Reed has died.
From the NY Times "obit"

"He was at the Pettus Bridge in Selma on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965, when troopers, as he wrote, “tore through a column of Negro demonstrators with tear gas, nightsticks and whips.......

Remembering the scene years later, he wrote, “I hope never again to see such hatred in the eyes of men, women and, yes, children.”
Reed was 87

Dec 9, 2017

Snow at The Capitol Building

Unusual sight---snow on the lawn.

Perfect for the State Christmas Tree

Real snow on the tree!

Jefferson Davis Statue on the Capitol Grounds gets a cold shoulder, or two, and head to boot.

Dec 8, 2017

Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow.........

A sign in Atlanta shows the way to snowy Montgomery!   

And there were steady big flakes in the backyard when I got home too!

     All will likely be gone by tomorrow, but in the carefully!!!
     For the latest weather, go to Alabama News Net!

Dec 6, 2017

Alabama, Alabama, Alabama, Alabama......

"The truth is that if Alabama did not exist, we might have to invent it. In this moment of national doubt and angst, we need to look down our noses at someplace else, to express the disdain of those who themselves have become unmoored, complacent or resigned. Alabama is the perfect foil in the Trump era, a reference point on the Southern horizon — a safe distance from Los Angeles and New York — that offers us the sense that we are somehow different, better and above."

From a column by a native Alabamian---Ted Gup--- in today's Washington Post

Dec 3, 2017

Phoggy Photo Morning

 Went down to the River in Downtown Montgomery, Alabama, this morning to take advantage of the fog for some photos. The statue is Hank Williams. It was recently moved from a park near City Hall to the Tunnel leading to the Riverfront. As you can tell, I pretty much had the place to myself.