Friday, December 3, 2010

Stopping by the Big Field

This was the sunset this evening as I stopped by the big field near Jackson Bottom Slough.  What a gift it was.  I worked at the county jail this afternoon.  This was a dramatic change in scenery only ten minutes after leaving confinement.

It makes me appreciate freedom.

God's speed.


  1. Yes indeed Mike - simply breathtaking.

  2. Geoff - thanks for your comment!

  3. Nice colors.. I never understood why some people think crime pays, freedom is so good and is the best payment one can have.

  4. Hi Mike,
    Both are wonderful. I can imagine it was a dramatic change. It must certainly put perspective on things. Now I'm especially glad you got to see it.

  5. George,
    Thank you! Well said about crime not paying. I often think about that when I'm with an inmate. When we're done with our time together I get to walk out of the building, hop on a motorcycle and ride home. Truthfully though, there's a fine line between having freedom and not.

    Hi Kari,
    It truly does put perspective on things with the two extremes. I sometimes wish that I could take people in with me to hear and see what what I hear and see. And the opposite is true too. I wish I could take some of those mixed up guys out to experience life without depending on drugs and/or crime. Whoa, I'm getting a little too serious. :) Thank you!

  6. I miss my big sunrises and sets Mike. Thanks for posting this. Now that the trees are bare it's a little less closed in up here on the mountain. But I have to say I'm thankful for having had the sun and for having the forest now! God has givin me a chance to take in the beauty of all His works!

  7. Eve,
    You sure do live in a beautiful area - Alabama looks very nice! Thank you for your comment, Eve!

    Thank you. I hope all is well with you!