Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Culkin Academy

I  figured I better go shoot the icons that adorn Culkin Academy before the building is reclaimed by nature. The building now has been sitting empty for years along Culkin Road, although for a brief time some of the building was used for a worm farm. My friends over at the Preservation in Mississippi blog can probably tell me what style of building it is, but it has nice angles and even the post at the front door is very enticing. I hate to see the building go to waste. My children went to school here in the last years of its life as Culkin Elementary, so I have some sentimental attachment to the building.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vicksburg National Military Park at sunrise

Rode through the Vicksburg National Military Park with some friends Saturday morning at sunrise. From top:
• The full moon sets over a cannon at Battery De Golyer.
• The full moon can be seen between the columns of the Illinois Memorial.
• The rising sun turns the Louisiana Monument a golden color as puffy clouds surround it.
• The Mississippi Monument.
• The Sentry stands guard at the Wisconsin Monument as the sun rises behind him.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Vicksburg National Military Park

I wandered through Vicksburg National Military Park twice last week. Caught some photos of some turkeys and a partial rainbow at Battery De Golyer and the Illinois Memorial. It was fun chasing the rainbow! And I love the early morning sun on the cannon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rambling on Washington Street

Ventured to Washington Street at dusk a few days ago and came away with these photos from the river and two churches/chapels located near downtown. I just love the cross photo in sepia.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hay field at sunrise

My brother-in-law, Justin Moudy, told me about the abundance of hay located on the Ferris Farm on Fisher Ferry Road Friday and I drove down there Saturday morning to see for myself. It was the most hay I had ever seen in one field. I enjoyed the early morning respite as I watched the fog settle in the low points of the fields and then burn off as the sun rose. The golden glow on the haybales was mesmerizing as well.  That's some kind of beautiful land down that way.