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Louisiana

Sep 052015
 

Up the lazy river.  Around here, that’s what the Atchafalaya is.  Slow moving.  Without a ripple, she moves with nary a care as mosquitoes buzz above the catfish waters and bugs of an unknown origin call out, breaking the silence of the moment.  I can almost imagine a log raft floating into view with a young boy or two doing some fishin’ with their stick poles, cut off pants, bare feet and straw hats.  Makes me pine for a slower world where I can throw my cares into the river.  Just let them float away on their own time and leave me to gaze out at my dreams, feel the freshness of the evening, watch the fish jump.

river-sun-glow

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Apr 252015
 

Poking around the Louisiana swamps in great fun, if you can get the mosquitoes to stay away.  Just crossing the border from Texas begins to change the flavor and the swamplands become more prevalent.  When traveling through I would often move off the main road and find an area with some semblance of trail just to immerse myself in the environment.  Awesome.

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Feb 132015
 

Of course you know I love to explore.  So, when on my way to New Orleans I decided to take a bit of a side trip up into a section of bayou along the Atchafalaya River.  After a beautiful winding drive up a rutty gravel road I came to this spot along the river.  A perfect place to stop and relax.  I stopped the car, got out and just set a spell.  Just me and the catfish.

bayou-river-benches-1

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 Take a Seat  February 13, 2015  Louisiana Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jun 232014
 

I was wandering the bayou country of Louisiana.  I forget which river this is, though I think it’s the Atchafalaya.  It’s quite exciting driving around the levee roads, seeing what’s over the break, just taking in everything that’s there.  I wonder who lives here and what their story is to have such a pristine place over the river?  Did they build it themselves?  Was it once a small river cabin used just for weekend fishing trips?  I wonder such things.  Life stories are always so interesting and individual.

river-home

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 Lazy Bayou Living  June 23, 2014  Louisiana Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »