Sunday, September 2, 2012

Cane Cutters

Any day now an army of these cane cutters will be criss crossing south Louisiana working on the sugar cane harvest.  Hurricane Issac did his best to whip up on the cane but I believe this army of cutters will handle their job. Colorful arrangement near Patoutville Refinery.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wind on the Water

Waiting on Hurricane Issac to blow in tomorrow.
I've been running around getting the command center set up with supplies so the emergency management team can monitor this sneaky storm coming up the Mississippi towards New Orleans. They say St. Martin Parish is on the good side of this storm. Thats when the storm is blowing in from the right, but high winds and rain makes for a miserable couple of day when it's tied up to a hurricane.  No matter which direction she is blowing in from. This picture was taken a couple of winters ago but it made me think of birds just waiting for his storm to blow over.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Waiting on Fall

You can tell by the rust color on the cypress leaves peaking out behind the spanish moss it won' be long till a cool front blows through the swamps. After this long hot summer it will be a welcome change to the weather.    For the past two days rain has been falling over Lake Martin. Rain and humidity are what its all about in this subtropical part of Louisiana. Yesterday morning I traveled to Lake Martin between the burst of rain and I was able to get this photo of the great heron. It such a magical place.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Blue Boy

The beautiful rookery at Lake Martin is a wonderful place to visit.  It's location is only about six miles from my home and actually my daily travels to and from work takes me right pass the entrance to Rookery road.  The lake is full of colorful Herons like this one and soon the pink Spoonbills will arrive and start making their nest. It's a color fest for the eyes.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Green

Headed out this morining for a drive down to the levee just to see the green grass covering it. Spring arrived with a bit of a chill in the air today. As we drove past St. John Refinery I noticed the cane trailers all parked neatly in rows ready for next years harvest. The old barns are so colorful with their weather worn tin roofs. We then decided to head down to Mc Gees landing to get a look at the Atchafalaya and then on to Whiskey River. This afternoon Geno Delafose will be rocking the piers off this old honkey tonk.

As we drove into Henderson I noticed all of the fisherman pulling into T-Sues bakery. I figured they were stocking up on sweets before heading out for a day of fishing on Henderson Lake. Of course, it's right next door to Amy's store where you can fill up your ice chest with cold beer. So its anybody's guess on what they were actually pulling in for. But I'd bet my last dime its for a cold beer and a link of hot boudin.

Next we decided to drive out to Lake Martin to check out the grey herons and as I turned on to Rookery Road we noticed a group from Pack and Paddle getting ready to set out on the Lake.

It should have been me. Next time I'll plan better.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Day for an Old Friend

I received word that my old friend has been blessed with a grandchild. A beautiful little girl called Payton Marie. She'll be a snow bunny for most of her life living in the Colorado Rockies but with such a rich heritage from her Acadian grandmother she will learn to love the Atchafalaya River Basin. I'm on a search for her first sun bonnet (garde solies- cajun bonnet). I hope many pictures will come my way.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Death Came Calling

Their are times that I don't write on this blog as you can plainly see. My thinking is that I have nothing to say that matters to anyone except me. But the pictures that I post from time to time gives me a feeling of peace and for some reason I feel the need to share them. This Atchafalaya landscape with it's mysterious wetlands is home to me so I will continue to try and share my experience in this peaceful place. With that being said, I have this to share.

The recent death of a friend who always encouraged me to post my picutres has me feeling that peace is something that everyone needs a little bit of. He really was a special person. He struggled like we all do with this overwhelming life. But he had a special gift and I'll be listening for the sweet sound of his trumpet as he plays for the celestial crowds.

Rest in peace Darryl

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