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The Blossoms of the Heart No Wind Can Touch

“Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch.” ~ Yoshida Kenko ~ What do April 1st, a visit to my doctor, cherry blossoms and my Tall & Handsome have to do with one another? A day and week I won’t soon forget.… Continue reading The Blossoms of the Heart No Wind Can Touch

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The Seeing Place, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place.” ~ Stella Adler ~ If I was to ask you to think of Birmingham and Alabama what would be the first thoughts that crossed your mind? Unfortunately, for many it would be of images that blazed across newscasts in colorless film almost half… Continue reading The Seeing Place, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!” ~ Miss Maudie To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Azaleas are the quintessential Southern icon…well, along with the magnolia tree. Azaleas are to the South what tulips are to Holland. I don’t think I’ve ever met a Southerner who at least didn’t appreciate these wonderfully, colorful… Continue reading Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Everything Holds Its Breath Except Spring, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Everything holds its breath except spring. She burst through as strong as ever.” ~ B. M. Bower ~ I was wandering around in the backyard this weekend taking stock of all the many outdoor projects that need to be done to get the yard back into shape. My conclusion: It could take us a life… Continue reading Everything Holds Its Breath Except Spring, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Red Top, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love the roof on this building. I took this picture last fall. This is one of the AT & T buildings in Birmingham. It may not be a “red rag top…” but it’s definitely a red top…for sure… Save

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Vulcan at Night, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The other evening we were out and about giving our out of town visitor a quick tour of the Magic City. We happened to stop for gas on the Southside of Birmingham. When we looked up there was Vulcan looking down on us as big as Dallas. As someone who grew up in Birmingham, Vulcan… Continue reading Vulcan at Night, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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No, Lee…My Heart Did Not Stop Beating, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Well, Lee came through on Labor Day and caused quite a stir. There’s good news and bad news. The good news? It appears the horrible sticky hot days of summer are gone! Hallelujah! As a matter of fact I don’t think the temperatures got out of the 50s today which meant we had our first… Continue reading No, Lee…My Heart Did Not Stop Beating, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Sweet Home Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

As you and your family celebrate the 4th this year, I ask you to keep my home State Alabama in your thoughts and prayers. This photo was taken not too far from my house…and the home remains in this condition today. If you have been spared the devastation of the April storms that tore through… Continue reading Sweet Home Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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A Southern Beauty, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The Oak Leaf Hydrangea are blooming up on my little mountain and I have several patches in my yard that I have nurture along and they are blooming now. Rumor has it that one of the Alridges from the Aldridge Nursery fame here in Birmingham was hiking along a utility right away one day and… Continue reading A Southern Beauty, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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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