Talking about husbands...just got in after 5 hours in the ER and putting my husband in the hospital. We were having a really nice day and started out going to the Farmers Market downtown at Catfish Row Art Park, ran some errands and ended up eating lunch at the Subway in Wal-Mart and then bought our groceries. While there he started having chest pains and took his nitroglycerin pill but got to feeling better. Came home and put up the groceries and he started having chest pains again...so we went to the ER and they admitted him for observation. Hopefully, he will be alright...
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
It has been a busy crazy day here for me. First off, had to take my husband to his Doctor's appointment and that took almost two and half hours. Afterwards, we went by McDonald's and Bob got a chocolate sundae and I love their wild berry smoothies and drove to the Louisiana Circle to enjoy the scenery. No barges came by but as we were leaving a small boat had just passed under the bridges headed up the river towards where we were parked. It's been really nice and breezy here in Vicksburg today. From the photo it looks like you can see more and more of the sandbar as the days go by with the MS River dropping. We left and went by the hospital to visit my brother, who is not doing very well. He may be going back into a nursing home by middle of next week. He also, may have to give up his apartment before long because he's not able to take care of his needs anymore. We came home and had lunch and my daughter and grandson came over to visit us and brought some boxes for us to carry Bob's copper trees in for our trip to Water Valley next weekend for the Watermelon Carnival. My daughter works for Riverwalk Casino here in Vicksburg and was able to get the boxes and will do the job perfectly. After they left, I tried to get on my computer to blog and it was acting crazy again. I have a bad feeling that my computer is about to give me a really hard time. It has been hanging up a lot and had to shut it down and reboot. So, I finally made it to post something today. I really need to backup some of my documents and pictures soon before something bad happens. I may have to get my computer reformatted and start all over. Thank goodness I have a grandson that can do all of this tech stuff for me. He is my computer guru! :)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My friend, Dave, who lives in Indiana sent me these pictures via email a week or so ago and wanted to share with you a few wildlife pictures he took with the help of Winnie, (his dog) who took care of the crew-cab duties for him. He said, I really pray you enjoy this as much as I cherish taking them. When I take these, I look first for the background so it doesn't have some truck or something in it. Then, I wait until the picture is balanced as you see here, with the waves adding as much as the ducks themselves. I also try to "frame" pictures when I can such as you can see with the blue Heron. Using the dead-wood worked beautifully... It makes for much better photographs to share. Please enjoy and would sure love hearing from those who do enjoy them... Makes my day for sure... Dave
Robert (Dave) Quick
I want to Finish Well
I want to end this race
Still leaning on His Amazing Grace
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Member: Christian Outdoor Fellowship of America
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Got this shot of Camo (Rex's dog) while we were sitting in the swing. Look at those adorable doggy eyes!
Taking another relaxing break at the camp from the heat at the table...from left Burney (grill cook), Bob (Vicksburg friend), Paul (good neighbor), Mark (mailrider) and Hershel (Camp Chief).
Hershel driving us back to camp after viewing the beautiful Sunflowers at the Hillside National Wildlife Refuge.
Hershel with his lovely neighborhood friend, Dorothy.
Deer coming out at the camp in the evening during happy hour which made our workday all worthwhile.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Some still in bloom and all facing east.
Bob took this picture when he climbed up in the bed of the truck to get a birds eye view. We were a few days to late to see all in full bloom. That must have been a beautiful site!
Let us bow our heads and pray!
A flower to bring home to plant seeds come next Spring. Sunflowers are one of my favorites.
Some still in bloom.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Some swamp pictures that I have been wanting to take on the opposite side of an interchange to 49E while on our way to the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club yesterday morning. I love taking swamp pictures because of it's beauty and eerieness and for my blogger friend, Al, at My Dismal Swamp. As always, we had a great time visiting and being with our special friends at their deer camp in the MS Delta. I will post more pictures tomorrow of our adventures!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
We are headed to the famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club this morning in the Mississippi Delta for a workday weekend. Looking forward to helping out in anyway we can. Rex has made a to-do list of things we need to take care of while there and hope we can accomplished some of them with tropical storm Bonnie on our heels. If not, we will get a good visit in and call it a blessed day!
Once again, Richard VanDenAkker caught a 7.8-pound bass behind his house in Camelot Estates. I posted on July 10 about another nice and bigger bass that Richard caught. Looks like the same tee shirt he is wearing and must be his lucky "go fishing" shirt. Congrats again, Richard, for a really nice fish in our great wild outdoors.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
This was sent to me by my friend Steve yesterday and have never seen this video before and it is GREAT! This is Robin Williams at his absolute BEST and was produced by Norman Lear. Let the kids watch too because it's very entertaining!
If you have a problem viewing this video CLICK HERE!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We had such a nice time yesterday at the Riverfront Park that we decided to go back again and maybe we could see a barge going up or down the Mississippi River and we got lucky. We are forturnate to live about a mile or so from this spot. In fact, at night when all is quiet, I can hear the barges going up and down the river, the interstate traffic and the train crossing the old Hwy 80 river bridge. Enjoy the scenes from our visit.
A train crossing over on the old Hwy 80 bridge.
An empty barge going down the Mississippi River.
Motor Vessel - Lydia Marie chugging along down the river!
Have a safe journey, Lydia Marie!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Little Laura is 13 years old today. Grandpa Bob and I want to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Above is a picture I took of her when she was little on our deck and now she is 13 years old. Don't know where the time has gone. Will try tomorrow and call her name in to win a prize on Radio Station River 101. When I talked to Laura today she had just gotten back from playing golf. She is also very good in gymnastics and has won numerous awards. We love you very much! Gran Gran and Grandpa Bob
I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see another one of my photos published in our hometown paper, The Vicksburg Post. I took this picture on June 19th and sent it in the following week. I thought maybe they may have put it aside and forgot it. Here is what was said....Marian Love Phillips was standing on Louisiana Circle off Washington Streen when she spotted this cloud in a sunset, looking as if it is part of a hand pointing toward heaven.
The Vicksburg Post will accept photos for publication submitted by their readers. The photos need to be current and of interest to the public, either because of their subject or their oddity, or photographic skills. Charming, Just Charming!