Monday, January 18, 2010


We have been experiencing winter here in the deep south. We finally have sunshine and warmer temperatures after a week of below freezing temperatures.... unusual for us here in Louisiana. Being the southern girl that I am, when it is that cold, I have the urge to hibernate. I can't seem to get in the mood to clean house, shop or get out for much of anything. I picked up this jigsaw puzzle before Christmas and it seemed the perfect time to put it together. I moved the dropped leaf table in front of the fireplace and left it there, working on the puzzle as I had time. I finally finished and love the bird and the flowers and the promise of spring to come. We have had very few birds at our feeders this winter. The Wild Bird Center says it's because we had such a wet autumn that there is plenty of food for the birds to feed on in the wild. I have missed them more than I would have thought. I know they will return, but I enjoyed spending time with my friend in the puzzle. Soon, he will go back into the box, but I think I will enjoy him for just a few more days.
What is your favorite way to spend an winter evening?

Sunday, January 03, 2010


When we left to spend Christmas in Mississippi, we traveled between two weather fronts all the way. We passed through the first and as we looked behind us, this is a little of what we saw.
The clouds and sky were ominous but amazing all at the same time. These pictures were taken at the Mississippi River bridge rest stop in Vicksburg.

The one below was taken through the back car window. Pardon the raindrops and the blurry pic.
The lower dark bank of clouds really looked sinister. We kept watching for any funnel shapes.
We could see patches of blue sky below and between the two dark lines of clouds.

Again, at the River bridge. (I can't help but take pictures of this flag)


The sunset pictures were taken north of Jackson, MS.
I looked in the rearview mirror and the sky looked on fire!
 It was one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen.
God provided a special gift of the sky filled with power and beauty as we traveled.
Though the weather was messy, it was nothing severe and we were able to enjoy!