Monday, July 05, 2010

Lunch On A Day Off

The day after the 4th of July is a great day to take off. I was beat after a long day of cleaning house, front yard BBQ and walking to see the fireworks. We ended up heading into downtown Franklin and joining in with the festivities. We had a blast. What I liked the most was not having to deal with traffic. We had to sacrifice a bit of the firework experience but it was worth not spending a hour in the car to drive 2 miles. He is a photo from our front yard BBQ.

The real reason I am blogging today is to mention a new friend of mine. His name is David Braud. Is is a fellow Downtown Franklin regular. He is always riding his bike into town, I love that! For the past couple months we have been doing the casual starbucks conversations, but today we actually sat down over lunch and got to know each other a little more. David is a artist through and through. What I believe to be some of his greatest work are his photographs of Franklin right after the flood. He also lives is a super historic part of Franklin that is always looked over, the Hard Bargain area. Proceeds from the sale of his images is going right back into his community. This guys really loves his community. Him and his neighbor planted and take care of a community garden...i love that!

Here are a couple of my favorites:

If you are interested in seeing more of his photos, or purchasing them, check out his Franklin Flood Web Site.

Or, if you want to see his personal work, check him out at


Gayle D. Oneal said...

Interesting photography . Thanks for sharing .

Jesica C. Santo said...

Really amazing photo captured .