This is a detail of an old Coca-Cola advertising mural at Vicksburg, MS. The sun has faded and flaked it, creating a lovely patina. The elfin character, known as the Sprite Boy, has a sparkling personality that symbolises the fizz in the drink.
Find out more about him on the Coca-Cola website.
Over the last few days I’ve been watching a bottle tree orchard unfurl in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. My picture shows one of the bottle trees as dusk was falling this evening. It has been wonderful to have the chance to see the smiles and animated expressions on the faces of the first few people to interact with it. Continue reading “Mississippi Museum of Art: Bottle Tree Orchard”
As promised, here’s a glimpse into Rick and Shirley Griffin’s private garden in Jackson, Mississippi. Professionally, Rick works with whatever style his client prefers, but confesses to a “natural inclination to the funky”, which he allows full rein in his private garden. At work or at play, he bubbles with natural enthusiasm and creativity. Continue reading “Rick Griffin – Landscape Architect”
I wish I could share the heady, sweet, warm and complex scent of these voluptuous magnolias: sadly all I have is memories and photos. If you’ve inhaled their perfume in the past, try drawing on your scent memory as you look at the pictures – it works at least a little for me! Continue reading “Magnolias: the scent of the South”
This week’s photo challenge reminded me of this picture of a colourful, customised bathroom wall taken at The Shed Barbecue and Blues Joint, Mississippi.
The reflections on the corrugated metal ceiling help capture light as suggested in Photography101. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: wall”
During my recent trip to Mississippi, my sweetheart took me to the Preview Party for the Chimneyville Crafts Festival. I saw quite a few high quality pieces that I really loved, but the one that completely captured my heart was this simple, handmade wooden scoop. I wish you could feel how smooth and buttery the wood is! Continue reading “Chimneyville Crafts Festival: the scoop”