Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mushrooms at Fort Hill

My daughter, Susan, and I drove through the Vicksburg National Military Park just the other day and made a brief stop at Fort Hill. These mushrooms were growing there. Look at the little mushroom above. It was all by itself and is about the size of a ping pong ball. If God thinks enough to put this much detail into a mushroom that has a lifespan of maybe a day, how much more do you think He cares about us? It is something to think about today.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My sister's yard

My sister, Sheila Moudy, and her husband, Justin, have a beautiful home in the Deerfield subdivision in Vicksburg. I strolled through their yard the other day and had a wonderful time looking at all her beautiful plants. She inherited my Mama's green thumb. She and Justin, however, haven't quite figured out yet how to teach the numerous deer in the area the difference between plants you just look at from the plants you can eat!

Monday, September 28, 2009

'Nuff said

This landowner on Ring Road in south Warren County is pretty dang precise on what is and is not allowed on his property. The sign pretty much says it all!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lake Providence

Lake Providence is a beautiful body of water. It's worth the drive up Hwy. 65 to see.
The most startling sight on a recent trip there was this turtle who had been in the water so long he was covered in algae. That is one old turtle. Or I have discovered a new species of hairy turtles!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Random shots

Rainbow over River Region Medical Center on Friday, Sept. 18. It is amazing what God uses to communicate with His children, isn't it?

The transparency of dragonfly wings are such a thing of beauty.

Sunset from the parking garages in downtown Vicksburg.

I love the eyes of a dragonfly. I would love to see how he views the world!

A silhouette of the statue of Lt. Commander Thomas O. Selfridge, taken during a rain storm. The statue is located near the Naval Monument in the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Mushrooms on the South Loop of the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Cave Theatre neon sign in Delhi, La.

Cornfield in the fog along levee in Louisiana.

Gravestone in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hamilton Lake in Claiborne County

There are alligators in Hamilton Lake, but I did not think they would be amongst the lotus blooms and water lilies, but I was mistaken! This fella was discovered right in the thick of them. I am glad I spotted him.

I love the symmetry of the water lilies...perfect circles just floating in space!
Dragonflies are in abundance all around the lake. Here are some of them.

Here are some closeups of the lotus pods. Tell me God doesn't pay attention to detail!

Even in death, the water lilies are stunningly beautiful. There's a life lesson here that I am going to have to mull over for a while. Anyone else have any thoughts? I would love to hear them.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hercules Cafeteria in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Think of Hattiesburg and the name Hercules will soon be mentioned. My aunt lived in Hattiesburg right near the plant and I can remember its sprawling grounds from my earliest childhood on our visits to that city. But what caught my eye the other day when I was exploring the town on an early Saturday morning was the now-unused cafeteria of the plant, located on a street right across from the Hercules factory. Could anyone please tell me what architectural style this building is? It almost looks like something Frank Lloyd Wright would design. Maybe modern? I don't believe it is Art Deco, but I could be wrong. It is a beautiful building that I hate is in such a state of disrepair.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hamilton Lake in Claiborne County

Here are some more photos of Hamilton Lake in Claiborne County. I am enamored by the beauty of the lotus blooms and water lilies that fill this lake. It's God Glory at its finest! Wait until what I show you from this lake on Wednesday!