Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Wonderland in Jackson

Enjoy these scenes from Mayes Lakes today.

















11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice work! Thanks for sharing, KF!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pics!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy it while it's there. If/when the One-Lake gets built, Mayes Lake is history.

Anonymous said...

If y'all recall nearly 20 years ago to the day we had almost 7 inches in NE Jackson. The last real snow we've had. We're due for something bigger than today.

Anonymous said...

3:34, you might want to first check your facts before spouting off. I met with the developers of the One Lake project no more than a month ago, and I reviewed their plan from the northern-most end of this project to the southern-most end. Unlike the original two lakes project, Mayes Lake is left untouched. Completely.

Flood control is its main objective. Additional developable land outside of the levees is just a bonus. It's a project all local municipalities are finally behind.

Anonymous said...

How much snow fell at Whole Foods?

Anonymous said...

6:46

I met with these robber barons when this proposal was “one lake” “make me rich with lake shore land.”

These scum bags are trying to enrich themselves with tax payers land and dollars.

Watch and see......don’t run your pie hole....watch the deeds of trust.

Anonymous said...

4:00am

Was there a point to your comment?

It would appear that your zero-sum viewpoint is clouding reality.

It's absolutely disgusting to see how social media and formats such as this blog has created so many people that disparage actual success while lauding grievous behaviors.

That said, having lived in central Mississippi for 50 years, starting and/or owning multiple businesses here and across the South, this area has never truly supported anything of value. In central MS it seems it has always been an attitude that if someone else is succeeding, others must be failing, instead of the attitude of all ships rise and fall with the tide.

Anonymous said...

7:10, you managed to successfully write the first sentence. And it would appear that you managed to cut-&-paste the second sentence. After that, you seem to have tried to adapt something you've read.

Please allow me to attempt to fix it for you:

It's absolutely disgusting to see how social media, and formats such as that of this blog, have revealed so many people, who disparage actual success, while lauding grievous behaviors.

That said, having lived in Central Mississippi for 50 years (starting and/or owning multiple businesses here and across the South), I have observed that the people of this area have never truly supported anything of value. In Central MS, it seems, the prevalent attitude has been that if someone else is succeeding, others must necessarily be failing, instead of the attitude that, "All ships rise and fall with the tide".

(I agree with the two paragraphs I attempted to fix. But, at this point, considering the Jackson Metro's finite - and steadily shrinking - number of affluent and desirable potential homeowners, I fail to see how new developments can amount to much besides 'zero-sum games'. The same people, essentially, are just being shuffled - or lured - from one place to another.

In fact, if we consider the "great" building projects, and "economic plans", of Communist and Third World dictators, those initiatives often yield results far WORSE than 'zero-sum'. If 'Government money' and public lands are involved, then the nature of the "Lakes" project comes perilously close to resembling a Socialist initiative. Add the inevitable incompetence and graft, and the result WILL rival that of some tin pot dictator's "Great Plan for damming the____River".)

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