Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week – 6/13/19

Picture of the Week – 6/13/19

Cahaba lilies near West Blocton – about an hour and a half from Montgomery. The flowers bloom once a year in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina – a reminder of the rich biodiversity found in Alabama’s rivers. There’s a festival on the third Saturday in May each year, and it is a celebration of the […]

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Picture of the Week – 5/28/19

Picture of the Week – 5/28/19

Our city has many hidden gems like this Cottage Hill alcove that Katie spotted recently. It’s the kind of detail that any one of us might walk or drive right by, maybe while looking at our phones. Rob Walker’s new book The Art of Noticing opens with a quotation from Susan Sontag urging us to see, […]

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Picture of the Week – 5/8/19

Picture of the Week – 5/8/19

By on 9 May, 2019 in Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

While the recent tornado has changed the view, the view is still a good one. If you want to feel like you’ve gotten out of the city but don’t want to go far, visit Wetumpka sometime for a nice walk along the river. Stop for a moment to take in views like this one. Water […]

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Picture of the Week – 4/24/19

Picture of the Week – 4/24/19

By on 24 April, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

  This is an image from September 2018. It was taken at the Lower Dexter Cruise-In. This event happens on the first Friday of every month in downtown Montgomery. The next one is on May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. When I took this photo, I was stopped in my tracks by all of the visual […]

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Picture of the Week – 4/17/19

Picture of the Week – 4/17/19

By on 17 April, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

The Pine Hill Haints playing at the Sanctuary. The way this photo captures energy and movement and light is obvious, but you may not know about the word “haints.” It’s a spectral word, encouraging you to read the Gothic folklore of Kathryn Tucker Windham, or maybe just spend some time alone in an Alabama cemetery at […]

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Picture of the Week, 4/10/19

Picture of the Week, 4/10/19

By on 11 April, 2019 in Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

Loblolly pine seedlings went to the moon and back in 1971. Yes, that moon. The Alabama Forestry Commission and the U.S. Forest Service presented one of the seedlings to Gov. George Wallace upon their return to Earth. That tree still grows today next to the statue of a martyr named Albert Patterson. More information on […]

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Picture of the Week, 4/3/19

Picture of the Week, 4/3/19

By on 3 April, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

This is a photo of the water pouring from Doster Road Artesian Well in Prattville, AL.  It’s a source of free spring water.  Just bring a container, fill it, and take a sip. The well is covered by a well-house that includes a bench. It’s also right beside the Autauga Creek trail and near Pratt […]

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Picture of the Week: 2/12/19

Picture of the Week: 2/12/19

By on 13 February, 2019 in Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

There is a view near the end of the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Kowaliga Bay Loop, which showcases approximately 2.5 miles of spectacular water views. While the whole trail is full of rewards like this one, the silhouettes of pine trees bring to mind the lyrics of “Kaw-Liga,” written by Hank Williams while he was […]

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Picture of the Week: 2/5/19

Picture of the Week: 2/5/19

By on 5 February, 2019 in Katie Pollock, Outdoors, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

A key visual feature of the Swayback Bridge Trail is – you guessed it – Swayback Bridge.  Fun fact: Swayback Bridge is a steel stringer bridge built in 1931. There are several trails in the Swayback Bridge Trail system, each of varying length and difficulty.  You can walk a 1 mile loop that’s great for […]

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Picture of the Week: 1/30/19

Picture of the Week: 1/30/19

By on 30 January, 2019 in Katie Pollock, Picture of the Week with 0 Comments

Note: We’re happy to announce a new feature on MML, from a great local artist. Photographer Katie Pollock will be sharing a Photo of the Week with us every Wednesday, including a few thoughts about the photo. You may remember her from her MML mixology column back in 2012. If you like her photographic work, […]

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