A Yankee born in Michigan who graduated from Boys Town, Nebraska, came down south to Mississippi to live and deer hunt, was
soon given the nickname of ~ TWO DOGS TALL!
Photo credit: Patrick Kavanagh

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Moon

While I was outside walking our peek-a-poo, Katie, I looked up and saw the moon and decided to go back inside and grab my camera.  I waited until the moon was centered in the clouds and took this picture.  I thought it turned out pretty good and I like the glow effect that it gives off on the clouds.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Painting

My daughter, Karen, who lives in Santa Fe, NM, sent me some painting supplies recently for my birthday coming up on February 21st.  Santa Fe is a big artsy city and her husband, Ron, is a partner in an art supply store, Artisan-Santa Fe in Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque, NM.  She also has some of her paintings in galleries and doing very well.   I have taken up painting as a hobby now since hunting season is over.  I have really enjoyed creating and looking forward to my next painting project.  I'm also going down to the Senior Center once a week (Tuesday) to do some water color painting and to get some experience.  It really makes you feel good to create something and enjoy it at the same time.  My thanks to Karen and Ron for getting me started on my new hobby of painting!   

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My New Stick

My friend Jamie Howington made me another walking stick out of walnut.  I'm am so proud of it!  He also inscribed my name on it at the base.  Thanks Jamie!  I know I will enjoy using my new stick and I appreciate your friendship so much.  (Photo taken by my wife, Marian)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snowy Vicksburg!

Marian getting the paper after it started sleeting yesterday afternoon.

Out front yard this morning...

Out back...

Squirrel in our backyard looking for buried nuts this morning.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Granddaughter At Christmas

Our granddaughter, Eilley, in Santa Fe, NM, at Christmas time.  Photo taken by her Mother, Jessica!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thanks Rex!

Thanks Rex for having Marian and I up to hunt at your famous Christmas Place Plantation and Hunting Club.  We really had a wonderful time and made more hunting memories that will last a lifetime!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Relaxing After The Hunt

Rex, Camo, Mark, Bobby and Trigger relaxing after a great meal including venison.

Hershel, with his neighborhood friend, Dorothy - Trent working on cleaning his muzzleloader.

Trent getting his muzzleloader ready for the morning hunt.

Ta Dah!!!

Marian, Trent and Rex discussing the morning hunt.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sunday Morning Hunt @ Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal stand that Marian had taken a picture of the day before.  

Once inside I took some pictures of the spectacular view.  Below is showing that I had a place to put my gear.  There was also another one on opposite side.  A really nice stand to hunt out of but no deer walked out.  

Rex was hunting out of the Levee stand across from me near the road.  No deer!

Rex was ready to end the Sunday morning last hunt.

Relaxing after the end of the hunt for the season.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hunting Near The Elbow Stand

I took this picture of myself while hunting on the ground near the Elbow Stand.  I could not climb into the stand so I positioned myself nearby and set my ground blind up to hunt. Saw no deer but could see where Marian was in the Taj Mahal stand in the far distance after daylight appeared. 

Hogs have been seen coming from the left side of the woods.

Sun's up and it's a beautiful day to hunt.

Marian zoomed in with her camera from the Taj Mahal stand to get a picture of me standing up.  If you click on the picture you can see the Elbow Stand to the right on the tree.  Marian and Rex saw several does and a nice size buck from this stand last season running across the opened field towards the Levee Stand on the far side.  The stand she was in was not erected until this past season.
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