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.

"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

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!

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!

Hawthorne Berries


Hawthorne berries also make a nice subject for a macro shot!

Mossy Patch


I was testing the macro settings on my camera. This mossy patch in my backyard was a perfect subject!

More Seeds


A close up on bird seeds. The birds in my yard love it!

Life from a life-less seed

Seed germination is such a fascinating process which manages to surprise even though you expect it. Cheers to my "organic" tomato plants!

Magestic!


This tree caught my eye at the Natchez Trace Parkway. Very unusual and majestic!

A random picture taken from my phone of sunset at old trace park over the weekend.

Saw some nice sunset pictures here.

Capitol Building Statue

This was taken at the grounds of Jackon Capitol. This remarkable statue stands here in memory of the ladies, mothers, sisters, wives and daughters of the Confederate soldiers.

Memorial Bench


A bench honoring someone's loved one. There are plenty of these around the Pearl River walking trail and each design is different. I think it's a nice way to remember someone.

Rodeo time!


Last week we had a Rodeo show at Mississippi State Fairgrounds. This picture was taken at Fort Worth, Tx though. Initially, I took multiple shots of the scene at a faster shutter speed to get the image sharp and nice. But then I felt that there was so much activity in the scene, which the still picture was unable to communicate. After multiple trials, I could finally get it to my liking. Please let me know if you guys like it and share your ideas too.

Do Not Distrub


This guy definitely needs his beauty sleep!

æroplane



A flight that took off from Madison Flyers (a flying school in Madison, MS). I will click a picture of the school itself with all the small air planes parked in line.

Found an interesting blog with pictures from Birmingham Airport, UK.

Raised Pathway


A raised pathway at the Pearl River walking trail. A lovely spot to spend a weekend afternoon!

To see more bridges from around the world, visit the Sunday Bridges series.

Former Elephant House


The Jackson Zoo formerly had a small herd of elephants, but unfortunately they were sold to the Memphis Zoo last summer. A zoo seems a little lonely without elephants, but this restaurant is still there. Although I think they should change the name!

I'm going to be in Toronto all next week to check things out. I have started working on a new city blog. Please take a look at the test run and let me know what you think. Have a great weekend!

Indian Goddess


Goddess Durga's idol in one of the Indian festivities in Jackson. The name "Durga" symbolizes divine female power in Hinduism.

Home for Sale !

This is a 4 bed, 3 bath beautiful house is in a nice, quiet neighbourhood. Interested people please contact!


Simple Pleasures

This was at Strawberry Park, Ridgeland, MS. My wife still likes to hop-on one of these.