|My husband and I visited Natchez yesterday, and I'd like to share some of the pictures I captured while we were there. Natchez is beautiful year-round, but is especially lovely in June!|
I hope you will join me next time to see some of the other pictures I captured during our visit ... like this old treasure. It has an interesting story, too!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Remember this song?
"You get a line, I'll get a pole, honey,
You get a line, I'll get a pole, babe!
You get a line, I'll get a pole,
We'll go down to the crawdad hole,
Honey, oh, baby, mine."
I was born and raised in Louisiana, but I've never seen crawdad holes as large as the ones I recently saw in Delta, Louisiana. The community of Delta is just across the Mississippi River bridge from Vicksburg, and I drove to Delta on a photo shoot to capture pictures of the Connecticut State Civil War memorial, which is located on a plot of land belonging to the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Here is a collage of the pictures I captured of the monument ...
After I finished taking the pictures, I noticed the crawdad holes. They were in a low area near the monument, and it looked like a little crawdad village.
I couldn’t believe how BIG they were! The tallest ones were probably 8" to 10" tall.
There were cute little baby ones, too.
I wanted to poke them with a stick, but I was afraid I'd disturb the GIANT crawdads lurking inside them, probably just waiting to pounce!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Back in the early Spring we redid an area in our courtyard, and our landscape contractor introduced me to a pretty little plant with a cute name -- Bear's Breeches (also known as Acanthus).
We planted two in a flower bed beside our water feature, and they did well for a few weeks ... until warm weather arrived, at least. They just couldn't take the midday and afternoon sun, so we moved them to a shadier location, which they liked much better.
Unfortunately, a mole or some other little burrowing critter found the leaves on one of them to be quite tasty, and the plant didn't survive his nibblings. Happily, though, the other plant is alive and well and now has a spiky little bud in the middle of it ...
The following picture, which I borrowed from a nursery website (Munchkin Nursery), shows an Acanthus bloom. You can click on the link to visit Munchkin Nursery (love their name!) and read a cute description of Bear's Breeches.
I also found the following information at a Better Homes and Gardens website:
|Bear's Breeches (Acanthus)|
I plan to capture pictures of my acanthus as the bud grows, which you can almost see each day ... and, hopefully, I'll be able to share a picture of a flower soon, too!
Monday, June 9, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
|[Blog Post No. 1203]|
Just thought I'd share a few pictures today ... a few "odds and ends" photos I've captured of things that caught my eye when I was out and about with my camera. If you are a regular visitor to Southern Lagniappe, you may have seen some of these, but I think there are a few I haven't shared in previous posts. I hope you like them!
Lettuce in my Daddy's Fall Garden
Cardinal in Bay Magnolia Tree
Pine Seed Pod
Profile of a Sunflower
Leaves in Water
Our Daily Bread
Blue Cottage in Natchez, Mississippi
And last, but not least ...
Avery Island, Louisiana
In one of my favorite poems, Edgar Guest wrote: "In photographs only can yesterdays live" ... and as I shared these pictures today, I enjoyed reliving the fond memories of the "when, where, and how" I captured them.