Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category


There’s an old cemetery that I’ve walked through on occasion – a couple of times when I was helping to clean up and plant some antique roses among the headstones, a couple of times when I was just walking around. The cemetery dates back to the 1820s, and holds the remains of several Mississippi governors […]

January 24, 2016 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Life, Mississippi, Nature, Philosophy

Trees, Cars, and Random Fate

This weekend, I read an article about a tree that had fallen on a car while the car was driving down the road. And I realized that over the past few years, I’ve been hearing more and more of these stories. The first time I heard about this happening was about 10 years ago, when […]

January 6, 2014 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life, Nature

Waiting For Sunrise, St. Simon’s Island

In a still moment Dawn, with a single finger pulls away the night It’s amazing how, no matter how quiet the early morning has been, just before sunrise it gets just a bit quieter. Sitting on the pier on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia last week (where amazingly I had the pier to myself; not even […]

March 21, 2012 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life, Nature

Birds On The Water

I went to a different stretch of beach late this afternoon, an area where I’ve been seeing lots of birds. On and around the remains of a couple of piers ruined by Katrina, I found a large group of pelicans, seagulls, sandpipers. Pelicans, it would seem, are as serene as gulls are raucous. The pelicans […]

November 5, 2009 · Harry · 2 Comments
Posted in: Birds, Mississippi, Nature


This is just too cool, I had to share it: This guy uses trained hawks or other large birds to detect thermals for his paraglider. Here’s the link.

October 22, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life, Nature