Further Musings

Beauty smote his heart, he looked up from the forsaken land & hope returned to him

Photos from Caddo Lake

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This weekend Charity and I have been in Shreveport visiting my mother’s side of the family. On Sunday night my aunt and uncle treated us to a tour of Lake Caddo. It was amazing. The tour departed from one edge of the swamp, gliding us out to the main channels through the cypress groves draped in Spanish moss and through vast fields of water lilies in a quiet, electric powered paddle boat.

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Our tour guide pointed out wild life and plants as we went and gave us a history of the lake and its people. We saw huge wood storks with giant black beaks, blackened wings, and stark white bodies. We saw pure white egrets; fuzzy, shy beavers; great blue herons staring intently at dinner and then flying low and away from us, touching their wingtips to the water at the end of their huge wingspans as they flew; striking fish; a shy nutria, and a doe and faun just visible in the darkening woods. It was great.

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Written by furthermusings

August 3, 2006 at 12:23 pm

Posted in Pictures

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  1. I love the last pic of you and Eliz. I thought I was opening a pic of some guy playing a digeridoo or drinking a beer or something, and there were you two! Awesome!

    Ellen

    August 3, 2006 at 4:38 pm


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