Alabama, Alabama Tornado Outbreak 4-27-2011, Birmingham, Birmingham AL, Cullman AL, Hackleburg AL, Moody AL, Weather

The Wonders of Modern Technology, The Horrors of Mother Nature, by Beverly Hicks Burch

 I lived through the 1973 tornado that devastated Brent, AL and then came up through Center Point, AL I also acutely remember the 1974 Tornado Super Outbreak and a horrific F5 tornado that carved a path through Birmingham on April 8, 1998. Yes, those were scary times for my home state. They were innocent times… Continue reading The Wonders of Modern Technology, The Horrors of Mother Nature, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Fort Pulaski GA, Georgia, Lighthouses, Photography, Picture of the Day, Southern Lighthouses, Travel, Tybee Island GA, Tybee Island GA Lighthouse

Tybee Island’s Beacon of Hope, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I took this on a very, very windy day standing on top of the ramparts of Fort Pulaski (GA). It was so windy I could hardly hold the camera steady to get a photo that wasn’t blurred. This is Tybee Island Lighthouse and it’s about a mile away from Fort Pulaski. That palm tree in… Continue reading Tybee Island’s Beacon of Hope, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Civil War, Doors, Fort Pulaski GA, Georgia, Old South, Old Southern Buildings, Photography, Picture of the Day, Savannah, Travel

Doorway to the Past, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I have a thing about old doors. They’re kind of like walls…if only they could talk. But, in the case of doors, who has passed back and forth over their threshold? What have they held out and shut in, created safe harbor for, or what kind of secrets have they kept secret? This door was… Continue reading Doorway to the Past, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Georgia, Old South, Old Southern Buildings, Photography, Picture of the Day, Savannah, Tall & Handsome, Tatoo Parlors, Travel

Look What They’ve Done…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Years ago there was a song that had the lyrics…”look what they’ve done to my song, Ma…” I can’t help but hear that song in my head when I see this old Savannah home/building. Located not too far from Telfair Square, I’m sure in it’s heyday it was considered, well, at least something more than… Continue reading Look What They’ve Done…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Gas Prices, Government, News, Obama, Politics

A Gassy, Bloated and Unfortunately Not An Anomaly, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In many places in this big ol’ US of A of ours people are now paying about $5.00 a gallon for gas…and then we’re being shamed for “needing” that commodity to run our lives. We should after all, in a perfect world, ride horses every where we go or at least go the way of… Continue reading A Gassy, Bloated and Unfortunately Not An Anomaly, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Civil War, Flags of the Confederacy, Fort Pulaski GA, Georgia, History, Marion AL, Nicola Marschall, Photography, Picture of the Day, Savannah, South, Stars and Bars, Travel

Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch

r Last Saturday after the Race for the Cure, Tall & Handsome and I spent some time taking in some local color. By happenstance we discovered Fort Pulaski. The fort had been built in 1847 and held by the Union, but once South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860 Georgia followed and then Georgia… Continue reading Stars and Bars, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cooking, food, recipes, The BamaSteelMagnolia's(TM) Bistro

On the Menu at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s™ Bistro–Beer Baked Northern Beans with Rosemary

Got a brand new recipe over at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s™ Bistro today. Recently I cooked up a batch of Beer Baked Northern Beans with Rosemary for Tall & Handsome and me. The recipe was inspire by one I saw in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food. We’ve deemed it a keeper and liked it with pumpernickel bread but… Continue reading On the Menu at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s™ Bistro–Beer Baked Northern Beans with Rosemary

Birds, Florida, Geese, Jacksonville, FL, Photogrpahy, Picture of the Day, Red Lobster, Travel

Standing in Line at Red Lobster, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Should we all stand at such alert attention in line at Red Lobster?  Evidently this fine feather friend was trying to set an example… © 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved Save

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Leaving Jax at Sunset, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Shopping, haircuts, dinner, seagulls, bridges, water, and leaving Jacksonville at sunset…how was your Sunday? Mine was right civilized, thank you… © 2011 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved   Save