Welcome Yall!

Hopefully, from time to time, I can share thoughts, experiences and photos from my part of the world. It will usually be opionated, hopefully interesting, or at least funny, and always SOUTHERN.

I make no apoligies for any of the above. I thank everyone for their input and feed back. I praise God. You see, I am proudly an American by birth, but thankfully a Southerner by the grace of God.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Sunset

This morning the sun peeked over the horizon revealing a uniquely bright frost. It was quite heavy. It actually looked more like a snow. More so than the dusting of snow we received a couple of weeks ago. Mother nature performs these special features like that from time to time.

Today's Christmas Cantata at church was fantastic. The church sanctuary was packed. The choir was excellent, and the orchestra that preformed was outstanding. Our minister did a great job of combining the music and worship service into a wonderful gift of Advent celebration.

As the day came to a close, I watched the sunset and it reminded me of this photo I took a while back. I have always loved sunset. I don't know why. It's just been special to me my entire life. At any rate, this photo reminds me how fortunate I have been. In the fore ground you can see the silhouette of an aging piece of farm equipment. It's about as basic to farming as the earth itself. My upbringing and formative years were the same. I was taught honesty, hard work, education,faith, and family. The trees and bushes along with the gorgeous sky, kind of symbolize my lifelong love of nature. The jet contrail........well, it reminds me that once that was me flying the jet streaking across the sky. I absolutely loved it.

As I watched the sun say good day, I couldn't help but bow my head and say.....AMEN!

Here's to your Health, Happiness, Peace and Understanding.



  1. Charles,
    The picture is beautiful, but more than that, what you wrote from your heart is even more beautiful!! That's what I enjoy so much about blogging, you can express your feeling in any way you wish.
    Merry Christmas to you and Martha

  2. Hi Charles, I found your blog thru Dorothy. Love finding more MS bloggers.

    The bluebird in your header pic is gorgeous. This is one of mine and hubbies favorite birds.

  3. Your pictures are beautiful and your words profound! Welcome to the world of blogging.

  4. Welcome to blogging Charles, I love your pictures. The one from Canton is especially beautiful. I haven't been to Canton in several years, but would love to try to make it this year.
    Again welcome from another Mississippi blogger.

  5. AMEN to your new blog! And best wishes.

  6. Hello Charles,

    Dorothy told me I had better get on over here and say hello, and I always listen to Dorothy. ;) I'm looking forward to reading your posts. We hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas. Diana

  7. Nice to meet you and read your blog. It's super! Dorothy told me about it.
    I'll be seeing ya!

  8. Hi, Charles. I also found yiu through Dorothy and would like to welcome you to the fascinating world of blogging. I enjoyed your pictures (and words) and will definitely be back.

  9. Hi Charles,
    Just stopped by via an invite from Dorothy - nice photograph. All the best with your new blog, just be patient and remember that saying from the Field of Dreams ... "If you blog it, they will come"
    All the best,