What a beautiful site to see the sun break through the clouds over the Mississippi River. There will be more of the same this weekend, with mild temperatures lasting into next week. Lows will be in the 60s and highs in lower-70s. The river was at 47.5 feet this past Friday, 4-1/2 feet above flood stage. It crested earlier in the week and was expected to begin falling by Friday. (Click to enlarge and you will see a barge that has just passed under the bridges headed up the river).
This is my 1,000 post and I owe it all to Rex at Deer Camp Blog for encouraging me and challenging me to keep on blogging. It has been a very rewarding experience indeed and have met so many wonderful fellow bloggers. It has also served as an outlet for me and I look with enthusiasm to post everyday. The beauty of it all is....I know I will meet more bloggers/friends along the way to post number 2,000! Again, thanks to my dearest friend and mentor for believing in me! :)
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.