Category Archives: Alabama

Turning cast-offs into cathedrals: the remarkable work of Brother Joseph at Ave Maria Grotto

Perhaps one of the most fascinating sites to see in America is one that may not be well known: Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama.  But with over 125 miniature buildings and shrines built with the infinite patience and creativity of one … Continue reading

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A crawfish-and-fixin’s Thank You from Turner Industries

Whether you say crawfish or crayfish. And whether you “suck dem heads” or not. It didn’t matter.  A big ol’ Thank You from Turner Industries in Decatur, Alabama, was mighty welcome if’n you grew up in The South.  Or if’n … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

Good stuff doesn’t just pour in at South Carolina’s State Farmers Market in Columbia.  It ‘s hauled in — in boxes, crates, cartons, baskets, truck beds, trailers — well, you name it.  Just about anything that can contain ‘maters, melons, … Continue reading

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People almost trump produce at Decatur, Alabama, Farmers Market

You go there for the veggies, right?  Plump, pretty, newly picked produce.  And it’s bountiful in Morgan County, Alabama.  But so are the friendly farmers who do themselves proud with colorful pickin’s and Southern pride to boot! It was one … Continue reading

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