Saturday, December 3, 2016


Advent is a time of waiting. I think this amaryllis is a lovely example.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chatting With Santa

Kevin, the hedgehog, and Lulu, the pug had some very special time with Santa this week. The North Pole Pop Up Shop at the Summit. GO!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Church Series

As many of you are aware, I've been in Paris for the last two weeks. Last Sunday I worshipped at the beautiful American Cathedral in Paris. This was my third service and I always look forward to attending services here. If you have never visited or worshipped here, I urge you to do so on your next visit to Paris. It is a warm and welcoming place and oui, the service is in English!

The American Cathedral in Paris
23,avenue George V
75008 Paris

Saturday, November 26, 2016


A recent trip downtown to Regions. This is the alien inspired shot of their parking lot!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Au revoir!

For the next two weeks, I'll be in the place I now consider my second home....Paris. I promise to post photos on Instagram ( @vjonesphoto) and Facebook, (Virginia Jones Photography) . I won't be blogging but promise to post new Birmingham  images as soon as I return. I thank you all for following this blog, my Instagram and FB pages. I love sharing my favorite memories with all of you. ..... V

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

It's fall y'all..... but it's really not

The truth is that our city has been in  a long drought. Very few trees are able to put out their wonderful autumn show that Birmingham loves. Almost everything as dried up and leaves fallen. In addition, it's as wam  here as it was in September, making for a faux fall! Thankfully, I have a deep pocket of fall photos in Birmingham, This was taken at our lovely Linn Park downtown, a few years ago. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Safe and Sound

Yesterday I was fortunate to tour the almost completed renovation of the Historic Federal Reserve Building with Capstone Real Estate Investment's Mike Mouron. The newly refurbished safes were fascinating. The interior of this one has been converted into public restrooms. This historic building,located in downtown Birmingham consists of the original  built in 1927, and an attached building completed in 1957.  Due to open December 1, 2016, another wonderful renovation of a Birmingham landmark!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fall Color!

 Taken when the Thomas Jefferson Hotel in downtown Birmingham was beginning their renovation. I can't wait to see it all spiffed up!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Road Trip

This cotton field outside of Harpersville, Alabama, is one I captured a few years ago. I"m a city girl, so I really loved seeing this cotton field up close!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn in Linn Park

We're not having much of a colorful autumn this year due to the drought, so I've dipped into the archives. Today, Linn Park's monument honoring Mary A. Calahan, former principal of Powell School in downtown Birmingham.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Birmingham Reflection

This is what I call a drive by shooting. Stopped at a light and took this from the car at UAB.

Sunday, October 23, 2016


 Pieces of what appears to be chunks for column details from the historic Pizitz Building.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Not So Stormy Weather

Last night Birmingham had high hopes that we would finally get some much needed rain. We are in the throes of a drought and the clouds looked like they might give up some rain.......but not. All was not lost because English Village was geared up for a fun night of open houses, jazz on the street and a parade put on by Carole Griffin and her creative group from Continental Bakery and Chez Lulu. It was a great night to be out and about!