Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bunches Of Pretty Flowers

Pictures of the beautiful flowers are taken from my sisters lovely home in the country.  I enjoy taking my camera and walking around shooting everyone of them.  They are all so pretty and if you could only smell the aroma...really nice and invigorating.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Takes Two To Tow

Was lucky to catch a towboat going up the Mississippi River this afternoon but more surprised to see two towboats pushing a large barge.  The one facing me was M/V Jeffboat and could not see the other name on the towboat.     

Took a pullout view of the two towboats getting ready to make the wide turn in the MS River at Vicksburg.  

As they were making their turn in the bend I was able to get the name of the other towboat, M/V Dennis Hendrix.  

An old rotten tree stump about to fall down at the Louisiana Circle with the Vicksburg Riverfront Park below and Diamond Jack's Casino in the background.  

There they go - M/V Dennis Hendrix and Jeffboat headed to their destination.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Azaleas Plus A Bee

The rains have just about beat all the blooming azalea bushes down.  A lot of blooms are on the ground and it makes for a very pretty pink carpet!  Most of the red azaleas have died out but a few are still blooming. Of course, the bees are buzzing and the butterflies are enjoying what is left of the flowers on the bushes in the woods.  The dogwood flowers are almost gone and left a white carpet as well.  The trees all have new leaves and the forest is ready for the months ahead.  I can't take a picture of the trains passing by the house now with all the foliage on the trees but glad I was able to get a couple before nature took over.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Long Live The American Queen

It is so awesome to have the American Queen come to visit our historical City of Vicksburg. She is truly a site to see.  The building was the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad but now is The Old Depot Museum!   

A close-up of the American Queen bus.  Usually you see 3 or 4 busing tourist around historical sites.  

Below is Catfish Row Children's Art Park for the young to play.   

I was able to get a big shot of the Queen.

Close-up of her smoke stacks.

What the tourist see when they embark the Queen.  

Tourist looking at our riverfront murals floodwall.

This crow was making a lot of noise! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Little Miss Piggy

My sister Laura and her husband Chris just got this cute little Boston Terrier recently and they are calling her, Miss Piggy! She has a very short curly tail is why.  She is a sweet little dog but has some lungs on her at night. I found out that she likes her belly rubbed a lot.  Will enjoy watching her grow up and be a big girl!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Black Butterfly

Picture taken over the weekend of a black butterfly flying around the azaleas bushes!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

M/V Carl Cannon Passing Vicksburg

At the Louisiana Circle this afternoon and saw the M/V Carl Cannon making it's way towards the bend in the Mississippi River at Vicksburg.  

Zoomed in and could see the leaves on the tree budding out while M/V Carl Cannon heads north!

M/V Carl Cannon profiled in the trees!

Finally got an opened view of the towboat M/V Carl Cannon!
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