Alabama, Macular Degeneration, Momma, Photography, Sunrise

Another Morning in Northeast Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Another Morning in Northeast Alabama

By Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been about a month since I first posted the pictures my little Momma, Juanita Hicks, took on a very early February morning. She had been out snapping pictures on a crisp, cold morning with a digital camera Daddy had bought for her some time back.

Well, last night I had a friend over. As we were designing a quilt for her on my new EQ6 software, my cell phone rang. The minute it rang I knew it had to be Momma or Daddy. ESP? Nope. When family calls my ring tone is “Sweet Home Alabama” :). (What else would THE BamaSteelMagnolia™ deem worthy for her family?)

Momma was excited…and she had a right to be. She had been out again early yesterday morning taking more sunrise pictures…and they are breathtaking. Just to refresh memory, Momma and Daddy live on a little mountain northeast of Birmingham.

You can tell from the pictures the seasons are changing. Just last weekend we “sprung” forward to daylight savings time. I’m sure that affected the lighting a bit…making ol’ Sol at a different position in the sky, thus giving a different effect. That is the beauty of our glorious seasons…they’re wondrous and different.

Earlier this week I wrote a little about small miracles in a blog called Lonesome Dove. Momma and her pictures are another example of those little miracles we can find on a daily basis with astounding surprise. If you recall any classical music history you’ll remember one of the masters, Beethoven, was deaf when he created some of his greatest work. When you look at Momma’s photography I want you to keep in mind the fact that a few years ago she was diagnosed with macular degeneration…a condition that could eventually cause her to loose her vision.

That makes these beautiful pictures all the more special, wondrous and, yes, miraculous….

Hope you enjoy another sunrise on a northeast Alabama mountain top…

© 2009 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

Sunrise 4 on Simmon's Mountain 03 11 09

Sunrise 2 on Simmon's Mountain 03 11 09

Sunrise on Simmon's Mountain 03 11 09

Sunrise 3 on Simmons Mountain -3 11 09

© 2009 Juanita Hicks Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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