Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rocky Springs, Mississippi

Rocky Springs, Mississippi was once a large town along the Natchez Trace. Today, only the church built in 1837 pictured below remains.
Rocky Springs Methodist Church (built 1837)
Small statue in front of the church

At one time 2,600 people lived here. Built from a watering hole and a rocky outcropping that gave the town it's name, slowly died off in the early 1900's thanks to a pandemic and then boil weevil infestation of cotton crops.

Even the cemetery is grown up.
Rocky Springs Cemetery (behind or north of the church)

For more information on Rocky Springs' history.

For more information on The Natchez Trace (National Parks Service)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

American Bullfrog

An American Bullfrog sits in a creek pool on Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This green lizard (carolina anole) hanging out on the warm bricks. He really stood out with his green color. He jumped into a bush and gave me a smile for the camera. :)

Here's some information I found on Wikipedia on carolina anoles:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jackson, MS St. Patrick's Day Parade

Here are some sights and sounds of the 2017 Jackson St. Patrick's Day Parade. These pictures and videos are from the beginning of the parade at the corner of Court and State Streets. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Arkansas Snow in March

About an inch and a half of snow fell March 11th in northeast Arkansas. Some pictures from Poinsett County.