Saturday, August 25, 2007

Only Color in Town; 08/25/07

Crepe Myrtle Mayhem (c) by Kirk Jordan

All pics, August 07/05 - Central Arkansas

As of today, Central Arkansas is in something of a brown-down wither. We did have a pretty wet early July, but have been largely rainless since. As such, the only notable color is still found on the explosive Crepe Myrtle Bushes.

Top two pictures feature extended exposures (deliberate camera motion) and flash - after sunset. Later two pictures feature flash in combination with day.


The Mighty Works Project exists to contemplate the relationship between Crepe Myrtle, war heads, and sea coral.

Note orignal post came with a Kinddom Arts Review: Phil Keaggy in Little Rock. for details see

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Passion: 8/08/2007

Passion Flower of the Christ (c) by Kirk Jordan

All pics, July 2007 - Little Rock or Conway AR

Today's Mighty Work features one of Arkansas's odder offerings.... The so-called Passion Flower.

The purple Passion Flowers in this series are still visible (if you get out of your car and cross a street), and are part of an overgrown weed patch that motorists can find on the south-bound entry ramp off of Rodney Parham Drive as it connects to Interstate 430 South bound. The Passion plot is not far from the traffic lights on Rodney Parham Boulevard.

(The white flowers in this series are from a plot that was near one of the Lake Conway overflow ponds. However, the highway mowing crew has since harvested the crop.)


Folks who have been with me a while will know the story behind the name. Early Spanish explorers in the New World encountered this prodigious flowering "vine" throughout the Southern states and saw within the flower, symbols from the crucifixion of Christ. Symbolic parts include: Purple Robe, crown of thorns, three spikes, and "forty lashes."

As for me, I certainly don't want to diminish such a grand vision, but I am more apt to see a dancing dust mop, or a drill-brush made from Ramen noodles.


The Mighty Works Project exists to encourage the citizens of Central Arkansas to be brave. Cross the street for yourself. Embrace the chiggers and behold a Passion Flower - live.


The original post came with this "kingdom arts review" featuring guitarist, Phil Keaggy

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Lace to Bird's Nest 8/02/2007

Transformation, Queen Anne's Lace to Bird-Nest Weed (c) by Kirk Jordan

All pics Central Arkansas, July 04, 06, and 07.

(Pic one is an extended hand-held exposure about an hour after sun-down. The white squiggle in the sky is the moon as recorded by a shaking hand.)

Today's Mighty work reveals how the doily-shaped Queen Anne's Lace (a prevalent weed-flower found across the South in mid summer) takes on its second name-sake - the Bird Nest Weed.

As is, the flower head of the QAL is composed of many smaller flower heads, that in turn look like miniature versions of the larger QAL flower pad. As the flower head matures, it folds back in upon itself, then opens once again to reveal a rich chalice of seed.


The Mighty Works Project exists to celebrate Divine slight of hand.

Note: original e-mail came with this Kindom Arts Profile of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574)