Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last day in Louisiana


We took a two-hour swamp tour before lunch and our drive back to the Houston airport.



Duck blind built by our guide and towed into the middle of the swamp.


Young alligator in the sun. He watched us as we motored quietly by.


Nesting pair of yellow-crested somethings.









I'd never seen a swamp. It was quite different from what I'd expected, and beautiful.






13 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Sounds like a real treasure of an area.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I know what you mean; swamps are beautiful but very strange to those of us who aren't used to them.

Tracy said...

I think swamps are intriguing...you know, most eerie movies were made in swamps and I have those in my head! I think I'll visit during the day light hours :)
so glad you had a good time and the photos are beautiful!

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh that went quick. Wonderful pictures of a facinating area. Can't say I miss those gators though.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Yellow-crested somethings are my favorite bird!
It sounds like a great adventure.

Linda said...

Great pictures! I have never been to a swamp either and I do have some preconceived ideas about what it might be like. Your photographs made me want to visit though. Thanks for opening my mind to the possibility!

Linda said...

Swamps can be beautiful and intriguing. We lived in Louisiana for two years when our children were little. It's a unique culture.

rosaria said...

Lovely pictures. Hope you enjoyed the sights.

Linda Reeder said...

I love those yellow crested something or others. Could it be herons? The swamp is beautiful. Just stay in the boat!

marciamayo said...

What a trip! Seeing something new and doing some good with and for others

Grandmother said...

Lovely, thanks.

Sightings said...

You're an inspiration to us all ... not only as a habitat builder but as a photographer as well!

Jen Chandler said...

These are gorgeous pictures!!

Living in Savannah, GA, I came to love swamps. They're eerie and beautiful and full of tales to be told.

Happy Thursday,
Jen