Monday, March 1, 2010

City Park waters reflect memories


Old Bayou Metairie lies still and somber in New Orleans' City Park.  It once carried water from the Mississippi River, but now seems just nothing more than a water for the grand-fatherly oak-laden play land.

It's whiskery Spanish Moss, and tannin-darken waters meander around the 1,300 acres, tying the golf course, sleepy oak trees, playground, Pan-Hellenic buildings and more, together.  I remember the first time we canoed and labored paddle wheels boats around the mirror-like waters back in the 60's.  Those memories are like the reflections in the bayou -- gloss-filled images that are easily lost in the waves of time.
--steve buser

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4 comments:

Pooch Morning Glory said...

very cool post... i love that photo
~laura

Wanda said...

Beautifully haunting...

gogouci said...

Awesome reflections.

Ms M said...

Haunting post and wonderful photo.