Monday, May 19, 2008

Chariots of Water

He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind.

(Psalm 104: 2-4)

All pics, May 13, 2008 from the commute into work approaching Little Rock, Arkansas.

In a perfect world these clouds would have happened behind a beautiful Arkansas bluff. (They probably did, but I wasn't there.) So I pulled my car to the side of the Interstate and took these from a mound in an cloverleaf loop (I-430 /Maumelle) and tired to cut out the clutter.

For the purists among you, most of these are enhanced. The cloud play is very real, but I have darkened and dodged for effect.

This particular storm did not produce any tornadoes, but this season has certainly eclipsed any I remember for tornado activity.

For more on the Purple Vetch in frame 6, see:

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Looks like Mold on gelatin, but its not.

It's a Lake, substantially above norm.


Receding flood-waters.

Oxbow marsh and woods formed by a decades (or centuries) earlier course in the river. An Oxbow is formed when the river cuts a shorter path in a looping curve, then leaves a big "C" shaped mini-lake.


Rice Terraces, groomed by tractor and ready for planting. (Arkansas is the number-one rice producing state in the Union)

Rice, Wheat, and water

Some kind of aquaculture. Not sure what.

All Pics, May 5, 2008 Arkansas, mostly the Delta. As part of my job for the State of Arkansas, I am sometimes taken to photograph storm damage.
These pictures are not of the damage (except perhaps, the left-over flooding.) I took these pictures while in transit to our destination sites.
For more on the landing see:

The Mighty Works Project exists to affirm that God causes it to rain on the just and the unjust, even as he ordains winds of sifting, to shake both great and small.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

blogger's blood

Primrose study

Now that I have blogger's blood in me, I keep thinking of new blog ideas! Looks like the Mighty Works Project has hatched a little sister -- this one given specifically to the task of seeing and calling the growing things of Arkansas by their right names.


ID Arkansas will probably run a little more often than the Mighty Works Project (no e-mail version), but will correspondingly, be less personal and artful. So keep checking both.