Archive for January, 2014

Back Underground

Unlike some abandoned places I’ve read about, this one hasn’t been abandoned all that long. But it’s a fascinating story. Apparently the British postal service had its own subway system for about 75 years, used to move mail among processing and sorting stations. The system began operating in 1928, and was used until 2003. Exploring […]

January 17, 2014 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Urban Exploration

The Night Zone 8 Came Home

Gardening in central Mississippi is, or can be, close to a year-round endeavor. If you’re willing to endure a bit of cold weather, it’s possible to have something blooming at any time of the year. Pansies, one of the most-poorly named flowers out there, can easily take nights in the mid-20s and keep right on […]

January 9, 2014 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening

The Southern Way Of Cold

We’re coming out of the record or near-record cold snap today. Brief though it was, it really threw many of us Southerners for a loop. In my part of Mississippi, we’ll see lows in the 20s fairly often in winter – by which I mean, 28 or 29 degrees. Sometimes 25 degrees. Occasionally even closer […]

January 8, 2014 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Southern Stuff, Weather

One Cold Hawk

Driving along the Natchez Trace this morning, this hawk was really standing out against the bare trees. It was cold, about 22 degrees F, and windy, but he didn’t seem overly bothered: One of the first photos with my new Fuji S4530 camera.

January 6, 2014 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Birds

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