Water Vallian J. Clayton Peacock’s recent article, “the Giants of sky lake,” was published in the May-June issue of Mississippi magazine. Peacock submitted photos and an article from his visit to Sky Lake WMA, located in the Mississippi Delta near Belzoni.
His article featured a legendary and ancient bald, cypress tree, estimated to be nearly a 1,000 years old and measuring almost 47 feet in circumference, as well as exciting outdoor activities offered in the wildlife management area.
The work is Peacock’s latest endeavor as he plans to devote more time to his lifelong love of writing and photography. He was born in Memphis and grew up just down the road from Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland. He has lived in the Mid-South area his entire life and has held a variety of positions in a diverse range of fields.
“In 2011 I moved to Water Valley, a place that holds many fond memories, and an area where my roots go back for generations,” Peacock said. Shortly after moving to Water Valley, he opened an art gallery and custom framing shop, which he operated for almost two years.
“Operating the gallery was a real joy and a great experience, but my desire to see the world has drawn me in a new direction. I am now focused on exploring our amazing planet and sharing my experiences with others by word and image.