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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.

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Aug 252015
 

I’m not from the south and don’t live in the south.  I sure do love the south, though.  The people are friendly, the countryside beautiful and the food… nothing to compare it to.  From gumbo to catfish and everything else, the southern palate is one that is much favored and appreciated by this mouth.  This was taken during a trip to New Orleans.  Love that food.

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Apr 302015
 

I love cemetery’s.  Is that morbid?  I just find them so interesting.  I find myself wandering around looking at the markers, wondering about the lives of the deceased.  Who are you?  What kind of life did you have in a time I probably didn’t experience.  And cemeteries in the south are so unique and, pardon the expression, alive.  Lafayette no. 1 is nestled in the garden district of New Orleans.  A wonderful neighborhood to wander around in.

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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.

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 Take a Seat  February 13, 2015  Louisiana Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Oct 142014
 

I was walking through the quaint little neighborhood streets of the faubourg marigny in New Orleans.  As I was starting to get into more of the residential section I spotted this restaurant and couple sitting outside, alone.  Eating a meal, having a drink, or just taking a load off their feet?  Don’t know.  But the whole scene grabbed me and pulled me in.  I quickly set up my tripod and tried not to disturb them.  It was their moment, not mine.  The night can bring in its own rewards for those who’s eyes are open.

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Aug 122014
 

New Orleans is a great place to wander around and just take in the atmosphere.  It was late and I was quite tired, but still had enough energy to keep wandering and enjoy what I was doing.  Not trying to get somewhere is always the best way to go for me.  I was on my way to my bed but not hurrying.  I turned up Iberville St. toward Bourdon and this simple scene with its signage popped out at me.  I was sweaty but happy.

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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.

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 Lazy Bayou Living  June 23, 2014  Louisiana Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »
May 242014
 

Ah.  The great New Orleans at night.  I was wandering around, sweating, carrying my camera and tripod, not really caring how I’m perceived.  I took a spot across the street from the square up some steps where I could get a better perspective.  Then a tall young man approached me and wanted to polish me running shoes.  Of course he said he’d do it free of charge.  I talked with him a while then finally sent him away and told him I was working.  Can’t beat the locals or the city of New Orleans!jackson-square-night-3Purchase a print or digital download of this photo by clicking on the image.

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Apr 062014
 

It’s so much fun walking around unfamiliar neighborhoods, seeing what they have to offer.  I had walked around New Orleans all day.  Even at night I was sweating, profusely.  Though I had stopped at a few places to eat, drink and listen to great music, I was tired.  And I still had a ways to walk, then wait for the streetcar for the ride over to my hotel in the garden district.  Color and beautiful architecture was all around me.

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