Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

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.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Windy Blooming Day

While I was out yesterday running errands, I decided to go by the Louisiana Overlook to see if there was any river traffic and it looked like I had just missed this one going north.  I thought it was moving but was just sitting there and most likely waiting for grocery supplies, etc.

When I looked south towards the bridges a very dark cloud was forming.  In fact, we were under a tornado watch for the afternoon and evening but came through just fine.  

I was lucky to see a boat making it's way north as I pulled up and got out to take this picture of the "City of New Orleans" towboat.  It was not pushing barges...not sure what it was...but it looked like a working platform of some kind.

A scenic view of the City of New Orleans getting closer to the turn in the bend of the MS River.

I zoomed in to let you see how choppy the MS River was with the wind blowing so hard yesterday.      

It has been so unseasonably warm lately that the Japanese Magnolia trees are in bloom.  Yesterday it was 73 degrees in the middle of winter!  This house is located on Drummond Street, not far from our home.   

Also, our Japanese Magnolia tree in front of our home is putting out blooms. It's crazy weather for sure!


papel1 said...

Your photographs are really nice. The tree monkeys are cute too.

CDGardens said...

The river pictures are always appreciated. I bet those dark clouds were a cause for concern for a time.Those are beautiful magnolia blooms even if they got a little confused about when they are supposed to make their appearance. This winter certainly has brought some different weather than we have seen in the last 5 years.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks papel1 and CDGardens - I love taking pix of the riverboats and the river and is a changing scenery. We are suppose to have temps in the mid-twenties for two night so it may kill the blooms...just have to wait and see what happens! It's hard to believe that winter is over with. Usually, February is our worse month and it has snowed in March here. :)

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