Thursday, December 17, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
These eloquent and poignant words of the fourth and last verse of our national anthem, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, couldn't be more fitting today. It's a shame that this verse is seldom sung at public events, because ... in light of the way things are in today's world ... I think its words would touch the hearts of all Americans who love this great country of ours.
They touched MY heart and inspired me to share these powerful words here, and offer them as a prayer for America:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
After several days of heavy rains and stormy weather, the sun made a welcome appearance in Vicksburg today. I walked around our yard this afternoon and was delighted to see my Louisiana Swamp Irises blooming. I guess they felt right at home in our soggy flowerbed.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Our hummingbirds are becoming active again after their brief time out for nesting. I put fresh nectar in the feeders yesterday and this little one couldn't get enough ...
The Hummingbird Web Site, Larry & Terrie Gates
Journey North Hummingbirds
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Unfortunately, most of the blossoms were in the tops of the trees, as if they were seeking the warmth of the sun, so it was difficult to get good pictures of them. I did manage, with the help of my zoom lens, to capture a few that were keepers, in my humble opinion.
I'm looking forward to capturing more pictures of magnolia blossoms soon when I can find a tree that has some closer to the ground.
I hope you are having beautiful Spring days where you live and are taking time to enjoy them. Summer will be here before we know it!