Thursday, June 27, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
I love taking pictures of the riverboats from this spot on Washington Street looking down at The Old Depot Museum. America on the left and American Duchess of the right with her pretty blue umbrellas!
America and American Duchess from top of the hill.
America and American Duchess moored at the riverfront in the Yazoo Diversion Canal today near the railroad tracks.
America's passengers coming back on board after touring historical sights in town and at the Vicksburg National Military Park by bus.
"The American Duchess"
I love this little red caboose parked near The Old Depot Museum with riverboats America on the left and American Duchess on the right.
America and American Duchess moored real close to the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.
Since our hometown is a civil war town, I took this picture of the "Welcome to Vicksburg" signage with the cannon in the foreground. I'm so glad we have a welcome sign now for all the passengers touring our historic town from the riverboats and tourists/visitors. Artist Drew Landon Harris did a great job of painting on the Washington Street building and was inspired by the topography of the Vicksburg area with the hills, valley, and tributaries. Vicksburg: The Key To The South!
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Here are a few pictures I took yesterday evening as the sun was setting on the Mighty Mississippi River at my hometown of Vicksburg, MS.
The white light you see is a train coming across the old Hwy 80 bridge late yesterday evening before I left. I really enjoyed taking in the awesome sunset we had on Monday, June 24, 2919.
Monday, June 24, 2019
My youngest daughter, Marian Suzanne "Suzi" and granddaughters Kate and Emma visiting from Virginia went to town last Thursday and had a great time taking pictures. Here are some photos we took while at the Levee Street Marketplace downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi. Above is my youngest granddaughter, Kate who is 6 years old.
Granddaughter Emma who will be 12 years old next month.
Little Kate catching a BIG CATFISH!
Emma with some really BIG WINGS!
Little Kate on a real tractor at the Levee Street Marketplace. She had to get back on it one more time before we left. She loved that tractor!
Daughter Suzi, Kate, and Emma at the Old Court House Museum.
Grandaughters Kate (running out of steam) and Emma with their Gran Gran.
Old Court House Museum entrance sign.
A plaque on the grounds of the Old Court House Museum is my daughter's Great Great Great Grandfather Dr. J. D. (John David) Miles and Granddaughter's Great Great Great Great Grandfather.
Little Kate and Emma standing by a civil war cannon on the grounds. Afterward, we all went to Dairy Queen for ice cream on a very hot day. We all had a great time! They left yesterday morning heading back to Virginia. They will all be terribly missed. I hope next year to make the trip to Virginia to see them.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Hunting during the rut can be the best time to tag that buck of a lifetime. Gregg Ritz is bow hunting in Illinois during the middle of the rut. The buck Gregg is after storms into the flood plot chasing a hot doe. A hunt Gregg will never forget! My congratulations to Gregg Ritz on a fine buck in our great wild outdoors!
Friday, June 14, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Bobby Trehern of Long Beach, Mississippi had his buck mounted by Dubuisson Taxidermist recently. I really like this mount and what a great idea for your prized buck. My congratulations on your buck harvested in Jasper County and your Mississippi board mount, Bobby.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Scott Dickson (Paw Paw) of Monticello, Mississippi took his grandbaby, Emerson, fishing recently when she reeled in this large catfish with her Barbie fishing pole. I know a lot of "grown" fisherman/women would be proud of that fish! My congratulations to Emerson in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!
Monday, June 10, 2019
Over the weekend, Connor Bryant took his Great Grandma (Ruth) fishing and said she had the time of her life and she caught the biggest fish (Bass) of her life! She's in her late 80's and still giving them hell, he said. It's wonderful that he takes her fishing. My hat is off to Connor and congratulations to her in our wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors. I bet she knows how to fry it up just right too!
Friday, June 07, 2019
Thursday, June 06, 2019
My Facebook friend, Mike Persichini said when he saw this fawn - - - his heart just melted. All cleaned up, fed and tucked away for the day! Thanks, Mike for taking such great pictures of wildlife in our wonderful outdoors and sharing them with us to enjoy.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Nothing like yelping up a group of fall birds for entertainment! Listen to this young flock gobble at me and each other. Great stuff! Shows how much turkeys (jakes and jennies) actually gobble in the fall.
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Saturday morning I headed to town to get some fresh red and green tomatoes, fig jam, blackberries, and some focaccia bread. This was my first time to go to the Vicksburg's Farmers' Market this year and enjoyed running into people I knew and just looking around. There was also music for entertainment as well. I had to park on the hill because they had Washington Street blocked off for the market. I took this picture before I got out of my truck. The Yazoo Diversion Canal is in the background. I'm looking forward to enjoying all my goodies.
Monday, June 03, 2019
I took this picture while coming down Jackson Street last Friday afternoon of the riverboat "American Queen" that was moored all day for passengers to tour our historic civil war town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Here are a few pictures of the Queen before her departure at 5:00 northbound to Greenville, MS.
This picture was taken at the floodwall of the American Queen while her passengers were getting back on board after touring our town.
Took this picture from behind and you can see a couple of train cabooses, The Old Depot Museum and the hills of Vicksburg. To the far left is part of the landlocked M/V Mississippi IV & Museum.
Looking behind the floodwall the Yazoo Diversion Canal is on the rise again from the Mississippi River.
Another picture of the passengers/tourist boarding the riverboat.
Two of four buses that take the passengers/tourist around to historic sites of Vicksburg.
Staff getting ready to leave taking up signs and a walking ramp that goes across the railroad tracks for the passengers.
After they untied all the ropes they will be ready to depart.
I took this picture from the Vicksburg Riverfront Park thinking the American Queen was going southbound but was going northbound to Greenville, MS. I have an app called FINDSHIP and did not look at it the night before to see which way she was coming in.
River stage at 6:00 p.m. 49.24 feet. Flood stage is 43 feet.