Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cypress Trees and Knees

I took these pictures yesterday at a small lake behind my parents' house in West Monroe, Louisiana.

[You can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like]




Narcissus, also known as Paperwhite, is my favorite flower, and this sweet little plant was blooming beside the lake ...



This majestic rainbow provided a little lagniappe on our drive home to Vicksburg ...

"And God saw all that He had made ...
And behold, it was very good."
-- Genesis 1:31

16 comments:

ksarra said...

I always love pictures of North La. The cypress knee pics are fantastic. I have a Santa that is made from one. It's amazing how each has it's own personality. I noticed that my Mom's paperwhites were blooming today too. The seasons come and go sooooo quickly.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
Your photos are great! Love the shot of the rainbow.

We had a mantle in our other home made of cypress that came from a home in LA-or so I was told! Those trees are incredible!

Have a great day,
Diane

Leigh said...

Amazing photography!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

And I think God would say to you, Miss Janie, "Well done, good and faithful, servant!" These are truly beautiful!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Steve Buser said...

Enlarging the pics really brings out the beauty. I have tried several times to cypress knees and trunks, but threw them away. Couldn't get them to come out like this.

Kitty Scraps said...

There's just something about Louisana that speaks to me, always has, I can't explain it but I've always felt felt it each time we were passing thru over the years. I've always told myself I'd go back and explore one day. Thank you for sharing your beautiful state with us!

Picket said...

Morning Janie....you background is beautiful...like a gorgeous wallpaper! Your pics are amazing how you capture every detail...I love those cows! lol I hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year's my friend....this is always an exciting time of year for me...just like the beautiful rainbow it gives new hope and joy..thanks for coming by girl..we hope to sell the house and move on to our next phase in life..I would love to find a bigger house closer to my parents so I could help them out more...but if it doesn't sell then I'm still happy! lol Have a great Sunday!

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. Those are huge cypress trees.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What beautiful pictures. My Aunt and Uncle have lived in Monroe and we've visited many times. It's a wonderful town. Thanks for sharing. hugs ~lynne~

beth at aunties said...

Absolutley gorgeous! I have never seen cypress growing in a lake before and was facinated by the colors. I enlarged the pictures for my husband who travels to LA on bussiness and he said they are interesting to see.
The rainbow and paper whites are beautiful and it is hard to imagine them just growing wild. I love your blog Janie, and enjoy learning from your beautiful offerings:)
Happy Sunday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Janie these photos are amazing! Thanks so much. We simply must make a little road trip to Mississippi...after all, it's only a short drive from Missouri!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for that slice of heaven, just what I needed today Janie.

Mu hubby's mother took a fall and is in the hospital, so things have been better for us !!! But then again they could be worse..

So thanks for this beautiful post,

Kathy :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow GORGEOUS pictures...and is there anything more interesting and beautiful than a Cypress tree! I wish we had those things around here...they are fascinating.

Jon said...

Janie, what a really, really lovely set of pictures, and last, but not least, that great shot of the rainbow as you returned to Vicksburg....where there is indeed, a pot of gold to be found...a/k/a as "home".

Jon at Mississippi Garden

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