Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday "Outdoor Potpourri"

I'd like to thank our hostess Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, for taking the time to host our "Outdoor Wednesdays." Be sure to visit Susan and see her gorgeous "heat-resistant" summer flowers, and follow the links to see everyone else's outdoors.

Today, I'd like to share a few "potpourri" pictures that I've taken recently and haven't used on my blog. I took the first two a couple of weeks ago of a sunset over the Mississippi River at Vicksburg.

The rest of these are just random shots taken on photo shoots ...

Presbyterian Church steeple in Edwards, Mississippi

This is a close up of the columns at the
Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg.

Our "Chaste Plant" in full bloom

And last, but not least, fireworks over
the Mississippi River on the 4th of July

I hope you have a happy "Outdoor Wednesday," and can take time to stop and smell the roses along your way.


Stacey said...

Janie, really I want to go ride with you in the car! You see the most beautiful sites and capture them with such skill!

SmilingSally said...

Mississippi is a beatiful state.

g.suzie said...

You have to love Outdoor Wednesday, you get to see things and places that you otherwise would not experience. Wonderful pictures and thanks for the reminder 'Take time to smell the roses' we too often get caught up in the everyday humdrum and miss out on the best stuff in life!

Barbara said...

What good pictures, you have really mastered the art of pictures taking. Love the bee on the flower.

Thanks for your support.
Happy Wednesday,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a gorgeous variety of shots, Janie! Loved seeing these as they are just stellar! I can't pick a favorite because they are all equally wonderful.

Happy OW to you, my friend!


Sheila :-)

racheld said...

Lovely, Janie, as always.

The vitex reminds me of the huge bush outside my growing-up bedroom window---the tri-blooms always looked to me like three-branched candelabra.

And the fireworks---how DO you capture things at their very magical moment?

Beth at Aunties said...

Beautiful pictures. You captured the fireworks perfectly!
Can we all go in a large van or even by caravan with you as you go out to explore your beautiful state? The sunset must ahve been breathtaking like the picture.
Just beautiful!

Fifi Flowers said...

That bee photo would make a FAB painting!!!

Cindy said...

Great photos! I love old church steeples, don't you and bees and columns, loved it all. Hugs ~cindy s~

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Wow is all i can say... GREAT shots

I love the building and the fireworks I think the best... but then again they are all very good.

Lovly blog.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

ClassyChassy said...

Nice shots! The fireworks one is great! We used to go on the Mississippi to watch the boat parades near Clinton IA on the 4th - that was a lot of fun!

Love Bears All Things said...

Just the kinds of things I enjoy taking photos of. Love the name Avery Grace. She is a cutie.
Mama Bear

Mary said...

Your photos are just lovely. The one with the fireplace has an almost forlorn quality to it. Thanks for sharing all your images with us. Have a wonderful day.

susan said...

Janie-I almost fainted when I found your blog. I grew up in Vburg and know these sites well. Loved seeing that view again!

Anonymous said...

Wow... your pictures are awesome!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Marie

Regina said...

Awesome! I truly enjoyed.
Happy outdoor.