I always marvel when the sun’s rays break through the clouds, and stream down toward the earth. It was no different when I saw this sunrise over Melbourne, FL.
“The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;”
– Gerard Manley Hopkins
This claypot stands in a hilltop park welcoming travelers to Barquisimeto, Lara in Venezuela.
Hot Coffee, Mississippi is a rural area on Hwy 532 near Mt. Olive and Collins, Mississippi. I first heard about Hot Coffee in 1982 when I lived in Mississippi for few years.
On August 19, 2006, I had the opportunity to drive through Hot Coffee on my way to Soso, Mississippi from Jackson. When I saw the highway sign saying Downtown Hot Coffee, I pulled over to take a picture. The only business I saw was J & H Harper Grocery so I decided to visit it. The owners, Judy and Herbert Harper, welcomed me. We chatted about Hot Coffee and their store. I jokingly, called Herbert, the mayor of Hot Coffee. He replied, I was not the only one who called him the mayor.
The store sold groceries, but antiques and curios were everywhere. There were deer heads, two gasoline pump handles with a sign from when gas sold for 25.9 cents a gallon, and more.
Herbert pointed out one novelty – an old coffin, perched high on a shelf with a gloved shirtsleeve hanging out of it. When I turned to see the coffin, he pulled a fishing line that made the glove wave. We got a chuckle out of that.
I have read that the store is now closed, but the pictures below share a glimpse of what I saw in Hot Coffee, Mississippi.
If you look on the top shelf you will see the coffin with the glove hanging out, which Herbert made wave at customers by pulling a fishing line.
Saw this abandoned home while driving through Mississippi.
FedEx trucks traveling I-70, pull as many as three trailers through Spotted Wolf Canyon. The sheer size of the Canyon dwarfs the trucks.
Spotted Wolf Canyon
I saw this rock formation out of the corner of my eye while driving through the Petrified Forest National Park. It reminded me of two people walking with one looking back. I drove to where I could turn around, went back, took the picture, and called it “Lot’s Wife.” ( See Genesis 19:26)
Petrified Forest National Park