I spent a couple of days this week with my parents at their home in West Monroe, Louisiana, and, of course, had my cameras with me. While I was there, I captured these pictures of the lake behind their house.
The lake has a lot of cypress trees surrounding it and the lichen-covered cypress "knees" remind me of little statues wading out into the water (you can click on the photos to enlarge them, if you'd like).
I think the trunks of the cypress trees are interesting, too -- they have so much character.
And speaking of "lichen," I'm not sure what kind this is, but isn't it pretty!
Leaves were falling all around me as I took pictures, and I thought these in the water were especially pretty.
Back in April, Mama and Daddy planted a little grapefruit tree, and proudly showed me its three little grapefruits.
My sweet Aunt Jane came by to see me while I was there, and brought me this beautiful lemon from her lemon tree she bought in Florida years ago.
She said her tree had 16 lemons on it last year. I wish I could have gotten a picture of that!