Friday, January 8, 2010

Cold snap

Twenty-seven degrees on the coast, but feels like seventeen? Immenently grateful for this:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter color

Winter King Hawthorne makes up for Mississippi's lack of fall foliage, don't you think?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Grand Gulf

Back in Claiborne County, Windsor isn't the only "ghostly" locale. The town of Grand Gulf -- once one of the busiest ports on the river, but long since abandoned after the river changed course -- is now no more than a state park. Buildings from Grand Gulf and the other nearby ghost town of Rodney have been relocated here, a testament to the power of the Mississippi, who both gives and takes away prosperity.

If you choose to visit, bring cash. The museum won't accept debit cards unless you are camping in the park.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

The view from my barstool at Underground 119 in Jackson on New Year's Eve.

If you're in the area, check out this downtown gem: tapas, original cocktails, live blues/jazz, and perfect ambiance since they're in a basement under an art gallery. (No, I'm not getting compensated for this . . . I just love it that much.)