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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Porch Shadows in Biloxi

I've  been saving these photos for my first Shadow Sunday post. 
Last fall, we went camping at the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, in Biloxi.  We visited the retirement home of President (of the Confederacy) Jefferson Davis.  It was here, at Beauvoir, that Jefferson Davis and his wife, Varina, lived until his death in 1889. 
His cast iron statue casts a long shadow in the afternoon sun...
But the very best shadows of the day... were the beautiful shadows cast upon the porch
by things like the porch railings...
which were beautiful shadows... I imagined former occupants...
seeing these same shadows in the sunny afternoon gone by...
maybe sitting right here... rocking into the evening...
there's just something about an old southern home...
with a big old wrap around porch...
and a view of the sea across the picket fence..

If you're ever in Biloxi.. Stop by and visit Beauvoir...
and maybe you'll decide to sit in a rocking chair on the front porch...
and watch the gulf breezes push the waves to the shore...
and wonder what Jefferson Davis might have thought, as he spent his last days...
sitting here, so long ago...

loving the days gone by...
from down here in French Lique...

9 comments:

Lavender Chick said...

Beautiful photos! I have never been to Biloxi, but you sure have given me the urge...

Kelly said...

I wasn't aware Jefferson Davis retired in Biloxi. It's a beautiful home.

I love the shadows from the porch railing!

Suzi said...

Would love to visit! I love the porch shots!

LV said...

What an awesome selection of neat shadows. Glad you shared them.

Deb said...

love shadow shots...I bet you had a great time there...

onevintagephoto said...

Wonderful shadows! I like architectural shadows best .. and I love the one with the rocking chair!

Candy said...

I remember these especially the porch railing...good eye.
Sunday Blessings ;-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful collection of various shadow patterns! Perhaps my favourite is the one of the statue, with his shadow creeping up behind him!

trash talk said...

We were there before Katrina...and then after. It was heartbreaking, but I'm very happy to see this beautiful home restored to it's glory and showing no scars.
Deb