Finally, had the opportunity to get close enough to capture a few photos of the Great Egret that has been fishing on the banks of the Tchefuncte River here in Fairview Riverside State Park. On our daily walks, I have seen this Great Egret standing perfectly still, then stealthily moving along the shore like an experienced mime.
However, unlike a mime, the Egret is not entertaining us. Instead with a skill necessary for survival and honed over time, it is hunting with focus and determination.
It gives me great pleasure to observe and photography these beautiful, regal Herons. I wish she would have caught something!
We experienced wave after wave of rain last night and this morning it is still raining. Unlike a Colorado rain, which last for a short period of time, these Louisiana rains last all day, all night and all day……
Take the time to enjoy wildlife and always enjoy the Journey!
We were at Lake Bistineau State Park Monday night. It is a beautiful Louisiana State Park near Shreveport, Louisiana. Cost is $18.00 a night or $20.00 a night with a deck!
This park is filled with moss covered Cypress trees and typical Louisiana swamps.
We were the only ones in the park and enjoyed it very much. The waning moon, rose after dark and hung over the Cypress trees highlighting the hanging moss, giving the woods a spooky look. We were serenaded by Owls hooting in the distance.
The ranger told me, when I checked in, that in the Bathhouse there were washers and dryers that we were welcome to use for free! We decided, to use the washers and dryers, after we spent the afternoon hiking around. By this time, clouds had moved in and it was “pitch” – can’t see your hand in front of your face – dark!
We travel with a car guard on our car and decided to drive the half-block to the Bathhouse leaving the car guard on the car. Whoa, big mistake!
Okay, Trip Two “lets use a flash light to shine on the road in front of the car”. Not as bad as Trip One, but too much dark, so little light!
I can’t believe, my overly cautious husband did this!
After Trip Two, conversation goes as follows:
Howard – “lets take the car guard off”
Sheila, “oh this is fun, want me to walk in front of the car with the flash light”
Trip Three – Howard won. We took the time to remove the car guard from the car; this trip we could see the road, but it was not nearly as much fun! We could also see Raccoons and feral cats.
It turned out to be a fun way to do some laundry! However, afterwards I spent too much time thinking about the feral cats.
Singing their nightly lullaby of rich, deep notes,
Listen closely, green tree frogs,
Revealing stories of the day, expectations of the night,
Who attends your story time?
Dusk begins to blanket the woods,
Inviting shadows out to dance,
They present a choreographed musical of enchantment,
For whom are you performing?
A walk in the woods.
All photos taken at Tyler State Park, near Tyler, Texas. We spent two nights there this past Saturday and Sunday. We experienced fall all over again!
After leaving Ray Roberts State Park, we headed to MCD Innovations in McKinney, Texas, for seven nights, where we had our coach blinds installed. I promise a write up on the installation and process. I can truly say, we love the new MCD blinds.
Leaving McKinney, we traveled to Tyler State Park, where all of these photos were taken. Then to Lake Bistineau State Park in Louisiana for a night, finally leaving Texas! I have some photos of Lake Bistineau that I will post. We wish we would have had more time to stay a few more days there, but just ran out of time.
This afternoon we arrived at Natchez State Park, near Natchez, MS and will leave in the morning for Fairview River State Park in Madisonville, Louisiana for eleven nights. We are looking forward to being in one place for a little while. Hopefully, I can get caught up on my blog, answering comments and visiting your blogs!