Monday, November 29, 2010

Gingko diamonds and more...

I never walk into the Vicksburg National Cemetery without remembering that I am walking on hallowed ground. It is only fitting that the Lord has placed several gingko trees in this cemetery to once a year drape many of the graves with a bed of golden leaves. It is a humbling sight, one I hunger for each year. There are four large gingko trees in the park and the leaves of one has already turned and started to fall. My friends, Robert Walker and Jerry Rushing, visited the cemetery with me this past weekend and here are a few photos I took of the gingkos and a few other finds. I discovered a whole new world by looking down while there and seeing the dewdrop diamonds that clung to the fallen leaves. It was a glorious sight. Presented here are those gingko diamonds and some other photos from this weekend. I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

This weekend in Vicksburg

I spent a lot of time in the Vicksburg National Military Park and downtown Vicksburg this past weekend and captured these photos. The fog Sunday morning was absolutely glorious. A couple of these photos I consider some of my best work ever. I am so appreciative that the Lord gave me the gift of enjoying his creation down to the little details as that found in leaves and a bit of fog on a hillside. His beauty shines all around us during this time of year and I am glad.