The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gator Huntin'

I went out for a couple of hours looking for an alligator.  I didn't see a one.  
They probably saw me though.  I did see a turtle...

and this heron.

I forgot my bird book back home so I cannot tell you what kind of heron it is.

And there were these vine flowers I saw in South Carolina last year but have forgotten their name.

Somebody makes these little mud castles.  They are all over.  
I am so out of my element here in Louisiana.  I don't know anything.

I do know though that for some people, living life along the bayou must be pretty darn nice.


  1. Nice photos of the area, those people along the water have a nice place to live there and their houses look very pretty with the porches.

  2. Could be a green heron but am not sure. Nice pics by the way. Interesting swamp.

  3. I think I could handle living there, except the "no swimming" and the gators!

  4. yup, green heron. some sort of trumpet vine, but i'm sure there's a more specific name. and those mud castles are made by crayfish, crawfish, crawdads, mud bugs, whatever you want to call 'em. :)

  5. Hi John... All I would need to see is "alligators"and I wouldn't swim there !
    Nice living there on the bayou for sure, but I would be looking for them gators all the time!! : )

    Nice shot's!!


  6. pretty pictures.

    You'll see a gator when you least expect it and are not prepared. LOL

  7. All looks foreign to me as well. The crayfish mud castle is interesting! Some nice homes, too.

  8. One would have thought that the sign about the alligators would make the No Swimming sign kind of redundant. Nice area to explore.


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