Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shall We Gather....

The outdoor baptismal pool at St. John M.B. Church in Panther Burn, MS, has not been used in quite a while. It's right by the road on U.S. 61. I bet when a baptism was held here, it was a head-turner for those going down the road.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Various photos

Some various photos I have taken in the last couple of weeks. The church at Grand Gulf is still hanging on. Each time I go I expect to see it caved in. The old rocker is at the dogtrot cabin located on the grounds of the Grand Gulf Military Park. The gravestone among the canes is located in the Grand Gulf Cemetery. The Holsum bread sign and the Coca-Cola sign are on an outbuilding at the Old Country Store in Lorman. The bottom photo is of a lotus plant getting ready to bloom at Hamilton Lake in Claiborne County.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Go Saints

A fleur de lis adorns a grave fence at the Grand Gulf Cemetery. Rust has been gnawing at this ornament for many a decade, but its beauty still shines through. There's a lesson there....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cannons of the Vicksburg National Military Park

Here are some of my favorite photos of cannons in the Vicksburg National Military Park over the past few years. I think each and every one is glorious. What once were instruments of destruction are now monuments to a time of bitter divide in our country. May we learn from each of them.