Bye bye Jackson


Today would have been my four year bloggiversary with Jackson Daily Photo. Here's a look at some the last shots I took of my former home back in June. 

It is with a heavy heart that I am shutting this photo blog down. Four years ago my then boyfriend (later husband) asked me if I wanted to move from Paris, France to Jackson, Mississippi. I didn't think I could ever enjoy life in the Deep South as much as I did in the Old World, but I did. It was a wonderful place to spend four years and I don't regret the decision we made. Now it's on to Toronto!

Edited to add: After almost three years in Canada, we have moved back to the Old World. Come visit me at my new Berlin Blog.

Remembering 9/11.......

Remembering 9/11 in wake of Osama Bin Laden's death. Found this memorial while taking a leisurely walk at Strawberry Park in Jackson.

Time to go home!

Saw these birds fluttering on their way back home.

"Saw the Eagle fly, through a clear, blue sky"

Clear Sky and the Golden Eagle... represents freedom. Freedom considered as a birth right, is a privilege which people who have it take for granted. When I see other people fighting for this very right, I realize how blessed some of us are.

To see more skies from around the world, visit SkyWatch

Black and White Capitol building


Sorry guys for not being regular for last couple of weeks. I was traveling for a bit and when I came back I got sick too.. Anyway hope to come up new pictures and a new look for this Blog pretty soon!..

Multi-Colored Blooms


These are the same kind of flower I showed you on Wednesday, just in a different mix of color. 

To see more flowers from around the world, visit Today's Flowers.

Beads a Flying!


I amassed plenty of beads during the parade. We were right on the front row and I was hoping to get a shot of some in mid-air headed towards me. I didn't get that shot, but here's this one.

Groovy Girl


The next installment in the parade series. Groovy girl was having a good time!

Potato Truck


As seen at the Saint Patrick's Day parade. This was one of the funnier floats.


I had to include both shots!

More Garden Flowers


More beautiful flowers from my garden back in Jackson. I'm not sure what these are called but they come in a variety of colors.

Azaleas


My azaleas were out in full force just before I left Jackson. Looking at my last photos of them is cheering somehow.

Flag Man


After Hoopla Girl, you now see Flag Man. He didn't generate the same response from the crowd (open-mouthed gazers), but he was still an interesting figure.

Hoopla Girl


Hoopla girl is the center of attraction of the picture but don't overlook the face expression on the guy standing at the back. :P

Lone Fisherman


This was at the reservoir area in Jackson.

Blues Man


The theme of this year's St Patrick's Day Parade was the blues. The Mississippi Blues Commission had this artist out there walking. I don't know his name, but he looks the part of a blues man and I'm sure he plays it well too!

Po in a Row


The Saint Patrick's Day parade is probably the only time you're happy to see a state trooper. I must admit, they looked good on their bikes and did some impressive moves!

Snoop on the Cell


Last night a group of friends (including Halcyon and Dreamer's Click) went to see Snoop Dogg in downtown Jackson. The show didn't disappoint! Here's a look at the artist as captured from Dreamer's Click's cell phone. Good times, good times!

Festive Reflection

Reflection capturing the festive mood of people of Jackson at the St. Paddy's Parade.

Super Moon

This is from the much publicised "Supermoon" day. As seen in Jackson. Looks bigger ? ;)

Pied Piper of Jackson

St. Paddy's Parade at Jackson on Sat. afternoon. I had an opportunity to get some interesting shots during the event.

Leftovers


Some broken beads left on the pavement after Saturday's Saint Patrick's Day parade downtown. It was a lot of fun. But I don't envy those who had to clean up after the shindig!

One Handed Push-ups!


I saw this bird do 50 one-handed pushups!
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Flowering Trees


Flowering trees make a beautiful statement in the landscape. I think these are a variety of Magnolia.

Mississippi Veterans Monument




An interesting monument in the heart of downtown Jackson. The inscriptions at the monument to read and reflect is the oath of office which is:

"
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."


A mile a day, keeps a smile-on all day :)

For 2010 Mississippi has claimed the title of fattest state for the fifth consecutive year. We don't feel proud to be at the top of this list. With these awareness initiatives floating around, it should all be an uphill ride from here.

Live Music

Amy LaVere at The Fire Club on Sunday 13th, 2011. Nice weather and good Live music! Sunday was amazing!

Tree and Sky


Sunny skies in Jackson! This photo was taken just a few weeks ago, today this tree is almost fully leafed out!

To see more skies from around the world, visit Skywatch.

Pink Fluffy Thing


I do not recall the name of this shrub, but it's very popular in Jackson - almost everyone has one. They're sort of boring when they're not in bloom, but they look really nice when they get the pink, fluffy blooms!