Posts Tagged ‘United States’

When I’m out and about the camera is never far from my hands. I love taking photos because an image caught in time says so much about a place or its history. Until this day the best camera I have seen is my eyes and I always wish to share images exactly the way I see them, but no camera does it. None on the market. The best way is always travel. Living the moment and being in the time right then seeing things live. Recently, I saw many cool scenes and images in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Here are but a few. The city and its people are wonderful. Its full of vibrant history. For more information visit this website: https://www.visitvicksburg.com/

2022 Albert Moyer, Jr., Photography

These are but a small collection of photos I recently shot at the Vicksburg National Military Park and U.S.S. Cairo Museum. To visit the second largest battlefield outside Gettysburg that was so important to American history was a privilege. To see the first armored battleship was also a privilege. It opened my mind to so many perspectives and gave me increased knowledge that I’ll be able to carry and share with others. One quote that stood out to me from an unknown soldier was, “If someone would have just asked us the war would have been over in an hour.” Powerful! For more information about this park follow the link below. 2022 Albert Moyer, Jr, Photography

https://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

If you like Coca-Cola this museum is a great display of history and how it was bottled for the very first time. To see and learn about the process really makes one appreciate the hard work and creativity of those who came before us. It definitely wasn’t easy in the beginning to get Coke off of the fountain and into bottles. The first cap was similar to a champagne bottle and when one pulled it made a popping sound. That’s how the term “Soda Pop” came into being. That’s just the beginning of what you will learn. Coca-Cola was also invented by Confederate Lieutenant John Pemberton who was also a pharmacist. Mr. Pemberton even added cocaine to the formula for the first 17 years of production until the US government started regulating it. The museum is an awesome place to visit. To learn more, visit the link below. Here are a few of my photos from my visit which can be viewed enlarged by a click of the photo. 2022 Albert Moyer, Jr, Photography.

http://www.biedenharncoca-colamuseum.com/

Upon entering the Vicksburg Civil War Museum, I knew immediately that I was in for a learning experience. There was more to learn than I had time available. The one thing that really struck a nerve with me was breeding cells. This is where they took a slave and placed a burlap sack over his head to impregnate whomever the master’s had selected. It could be his sister, daughter, cousin, mother, etc. I learned from friend that this is where the term motherfucker came from. Then there was the Klan uniform bearing the cross. The group missed commandment six which states, “You Shall Not Murder.” Actually, they missed the whole meaning of Christianity and all the commandments. They might as well replace the cross with an image of Satan because there is absolutely nothing Christian about them. God says there are false prophets. That’s their teaching. False Christianity. Sadly, even today, hate exists. Why? We live in a fallen world. Only Jesus is perfect, and the world will never be perfect until his return. Until then all we can do is educate people. Frederick Douglass stated, “Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means uplifting the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.” If you like to learn and love freedom, I highly recommend the Vicksburg Civil War Museum which you can learn more about at the link below. Education is freedom.

https://www.vicksburgcivilwarmuseum.org/

All photos 2022 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography.

Cajun food at it’s best! Certified Cajun Crawfish and Mississippi Catfish. Support American workers. Photo 2021 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

Wow! I am always cooking something, but I am not always writing about it. I wanted to cook a Blackened Catfish recipe that could be topped with a Crawfish Etouffee, as I have recently been cooking more with cast iron. Cast iron is another topic, but I must say it is the best cookware I have ever used, and it is very non-stick and versatile, if you treat it the way it needs to be treated. During my search for a recipe, I came across this one for the Blackened Catfish and wanted to share it. Chef Charlie Andrews makes the video simple and if you follow it you will have some excellent Blackened Catfish which you can eat as a stand alone or you can top with whatever your heart desires such as shrimp, scallops, crab meat, etc. Chef Charlie Andrews knocks it out of the park with this Blackened Catfish recipe. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtG_UJf2N38&t=355s

2020 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

Degray lake is a beautiful state park in Arkansas that offers great facilities, wildlife, and a place to relax. Here are a few photos I took. For more information check it out hereĀ https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/degray-lake-resort-state-park

Located in the Petit Jean River Valley of Arkansas is a beautiful state park with many hiking trails, a swimming pool, tennis courts, lake, fishing, etc. I really liked Cedar Falls. If you look close you will see the falls in the hole. The valley was amazing! The rock formations are called the turtles and the cave is Rock Cave. Here are a few of my photos while hiking several areas. For more information visit here https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/petit-jean-state-park

 

 

A few photos from my visit to this exceptional park in Arkansas. In the Bible Mount Nebo is the place where Moses died. Perhaps the name for this park is derived from the similarities in mountains. These photos were taken along the rim trail. To learn more about this park visit here https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/mount-nebo-state-park

Life calls for us to detach sometimes and enjoy serenity, peace, and the sounds of nature. I do it often and have found many places that harbor much beauty. Recently, I loaded up for a trip into the Trinity River Wildlife Refuge. There are many birds, mammals, amphibians, gators, snakes, turtles, fish, etc. The quiet forest in the refuge gives way to a musical symphony of sounds uncommon in the urban jungle. A beautiful chorus of song and dance from the whimsical creatures all around. Here are a few photos I shot while exploring. Enjoy!