Friday, March 5, 2010

Odds and Ends

I have a busy day ahead of me today, so I thought I would just share a few pictures that I have captured while rambling with my camera. These are just random shots of things I saw that caught my eye while on photo shoots.

Sun setting over the Mississippi River at Vicksburg

Rocks in our pond

The Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, "neonized" with Photoshop

A sparrow patiently waiting his turn

They don't call them the Blue Ridge Mountains for nothing

A touching roadside monument

Rusty old sign


You've gotta love southern "yard art"

Rain on the Natchez Trace

Close up of a snapdragon

Tiger at Jackson Zoo

Cows in a pasture (you can click on the picture to enlarge it, if you'd like). Have you ever noticed how they all face the same way?

This was my parents' Betta fish. I took this picture in 2005, and photoshopped the background.

And last, but not least, this was a little pond I passed on a country road.

It was fun "gathering" these pictures for this post, because each one evoked a memory of where and when and why I took them.

I'm looking forward to collecting more "random" shots like these this Spring ... if it ever gets here.


Deb said...

great the yard art...that beta is beautiful...have a great weekend...oh the blue mountians are gorgeous too..

Anonymous said...

Hi Janie! Wow the mountains are so much clearer at your end!lol Up here they always seem to be a hazy blue!lol I still love to look out from my front porch and back deck and see the blue haze peaking out between the trees! I keep saying I'm going to go to my neighbors yards at night and knock down the ones that block my view!lol That sun is a gorgeous color isn't it! Have a fantastic weekend and I hope that busyness today was fun stuff! Take care - Sincerely, Jeannette

Tonja said...

As always, it's a picnic for the mind when I come visit you! The pics are wonderful! Love the first one...beautiful!

racheld said...

These were all a wonderful montage of images---your travels and your imagination, and your own backyard.

I'd looked back several times hoping to see that last one with the mirrored reeds again---it's just magnificent!