Thursday, July 31, 2008




Just in case your not from around these parts, the Crepe Myrtle is Arkansas' premier flowering shrub (or tree) throughout the blistering summer. I tend to associate the start of Myrtle season with the Fourth of July, when the Crepes explode like so many Roman Candles.

As is, Myrtles come in at least four colors: Cumulo White, Cotton Candy pink, Ruby Red, and Dark Lavender. As for shape, they range from sprigs and sprays to big bushes or even full blown trees, as shaped by pruning.

For even more on Crepes, and the genesis of the Crepe Myrtle seed head see:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Big Bang: in Celebration of the forthcoming Fourth

Fireworks/Mimosa (c) by Kirk Jordan

Images from Independence Day Celebrations 2004, 2005 (Delaware, Wyoming, Arkansas)

Friends of the Mighty Works Project will note that it has been a long time between sends. And the next gap may be longer. I will be taking a vacation with family in New Mexico this next week ... So, forgive the rerun, but look forward to some desert fare.

Question: Do they have a Fourth of July in England?

Answer: yes, and a Fifth, and a Sixth too.


Your vote:

Attention all photographers and lovers of photography. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette is holding a wonderful "Capture Arkansas" contest -- that will culminate in a coffee table book and DVD. If you are a photographer with images of Arkansas, you should consider entry. And I (Kirk Jordan) would appreciate your votes and comments on my entries. Please feel free to go to and enter the fray. (I have been astonished both by the number of entries and the quality of the submissions. Our state is blessed with lots of first-rate photographers.)


The Mighty Works Project exists to affirm that nations -- like persons, are given their life by God -- who can as readily remove them from their stand.

(Dear, that was kind of grave ... Where did that come from?)