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.






9 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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. :)

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  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!!

    Grace

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  6. pretty pictures.

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

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

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  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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