Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Day 2, Canton, MS

Today is my brother-in-law's birthday. Happy Birthday, John!

It was cloudy and 58F (14C) when I got up at 7:30 a.m. I can handle this! I went out for my exercise and saw an egret flying overhead. That's my first egret sighting on this southern trip!

Downtown Canton, MS photos - these photos aren't pretty due to power lines, vehicles and the like and it would look better on a sunny day but it is what it is!

The forecast for this afternoon was rain so after breakfast and reading some we decided to go out and see what we could see. Gordon had already been out early this morning. We checked out other RV parks in the area. None of them are too great. Then we went to Barnett Reservoir. We saw two blue herons along the water but no photos as we were traveling and I wasn't fast enough. On our way back we did see some egrets. Here's a photo but they're quite far away.

Then back to the Cypress Swamp. The log below has all kinds of fungi growing on it.

Another photo of the bald cypress in the swamp.

On our way home we stopped at the Piggly Wiggly for some groceries. I took some photos of the court house and around town but it had started to rain then so home we went. We had only just gotten in and while I was unpacking groceries it really started to rain.

Court House decorated for Christmas

Beautiful old home on one of the back streets.

I have no idea what this is, it was near the house above and in a residential area.

It will depend on the weather tomorrow if we leave or stay. So, stay tuned!


  1. I love the houses, brings back memories living in that area. I hated the swamps, scared to death of them and usually had nightmares. See all you can, it's a great area.

  2. Lovely photos, as usual Sandra. Keep them coming. Thank you.

  3. What?? No pictures of Piggly Wiggly?? I miss it. I have to "make do" with Albertsons and Safeway. Great pics today as always.


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