Friday, November 23, 2007

Forest magic

Sky-combed, water-combed wonderland
Tucked back the woods of St. Tammany Parish and the flood plain of Lake Pontchartrain along Bayou Lacombe is a magical place of small bayous that comb through the piney forests and transform the land into a mysterious arborial palace. Sundown is a quiet, mystical, soft-toned time. The sun saves his richest reds and sharpest blues for his dusk hours up in this cathedralled canopy.

We were there for Thanksgiving at my brother-in-laws home. It's about 12 miles across the lake from New Orleans at that point, but unless your swimming, that won't do you much good.... you'll be enjoying a pleasant tree-scented drive to get there.

--steve buser


Lagniappe
Bring on the gods, because this is big stuff. Mercury, ercules, Minerva. Abundance and commercial success for sure. The arts, crafts and wisdom, assuredly ... we must feel good about this endeavor. But the destruction of dangerous monsters -- make us feel safe around all this smoking and belching...

Today on Pixel Eyed.

9 comments:

Rich said...

Beautiful shot. That glow is incredible.
Planet Earth Daily Photo
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Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

That's a marvelous sunset. You've captured it beautifully. Awesome shot.

Antonia said...

what a dream-sunset! wonderful picture!

Jackie said...

What they all said - fabulous sunset!

ro_pumpkin said...

i love it !

Rambling Round said...

Beautiful sky over the bayous!

Andrée said...

I thought the woods were on fire at first. Fantastic!

Deslilas said...

I wish I were born on the bayou.

Moi said...

beautiful shot, Steve....and i will love to take the tree-scented drive.....:)