Except it wasn't chopped down, it collapsed from the last huge rain we had a few weeks back. This is in Gordon Creek which flows through downtown Hattiesburg and floods about 6 times a year, at least.
The next time it decides to flood (and with it being Spring, it probably won't be long before it happens) this thing will have all of the debris backed up and the creek will be in the Hulett-Winstead Funeral home and the Town Square Park up stream. Hope they get this out in time.
There are two old homes beside this creek that have been standing empty for years, one Greek Revival and one...The Lawd Only Knows What and both are being very slowly renovated at the same time. I don't know if somebody bought both of them or it they are a part of the "Dress Up Downtown" wave that has been taking place for the last few years. The house on the corner down the street from these two, which was standing empty for years as well, is being renovated by Catholic Charities to use in times of emergency. I would love to stop and ask the workers what is going on with these houses. The two front yards are filled with oaks like these.
I have taken so many photos this weekend, my camera is smoking. We went to a crawfish boil at church on Saturday, church Sunday morning with the Children's Choir singing (precious) and then the choir's Lenten Music performance this evening. Here are a few of the best ones blossom ones:
Tomorrow, the camera will have a break and probably for the rest of the week as well, as my Dad will be getting a hip replacement tomorrow morning. Short of going into surgery with him and photographing that, hospital rooms are not typically conducive to giving fabulous photo opportunities. Talk to y'all later.