Saturday, January 21, 2012


Our weather has been unseasonably warm,
even for the south.  That along with a bit of moisture
 in the air make the conditions right for the clouds to
visit the earth.

I love the misty, ethereal look fog gives the swamp.
Everything is quiet and peaceful.

A good reminder to take time to stop and enjoy
all of nature. I am sure our lovely, springlike
days will end and more wintery weather
will come before "real" spring.

Reminding myself to enjoy each day as God
has made it, not borrowing trouble from tomorrow
 or entertaining the regret of yesterday.

Till next time,

Saturday, January 07, 2012

As much as I enjoy the holidays,
I am glad to be back into a routine.
I am mostly a "ducks in a row" person
and function best in a rut.
Spontanaeity doesn't come natural to me!

I've been a little low on creativity as a
result of said rut I am settling into.

I did take some pictures last Thanksgiving
while in Columbus, Mississippi I intended to share.

It's a gray, dreary here and these
pictures brought a bright spot to my day.

My mom, David & I visited the Friendship Cemetery
one beautiful morning.

The earliest interment is 1849.
 Many soldiers from the War between the States
and as well as WWI and WWII are buried here.
 It is a beautiful, quiet and peaceful place.
We enjoyed just walking
and reading the history found here.

I realize this is not every one's idea
of a pleasant way to pass time.

But the history and beauty....I just can't resist.

This is probably one of the most photographed
cemeteries in the area,
 a favorite of photography students.

As you can see, the day was gorgeous
with bright blue skies and sunshine.

The military section is especially moving.
Aren't the bare branches of the tree beautiful?

How about this one loaded with berries?

I am a little saddened that modern cemeteries
have gone to flat marble stones with
 only names and dates.
These older cemeteries are filled with
wonderful art and sentiment honoring loved ones.

Hope your enjoyed the mini-tour.

Till next time........