Category Archives: Louisiana

July 1, 2019 … celebrating the stillness

This edition appears earlier than I intended because I am scheduled for a surgical procedure on Wednesday. Nothing unusual for a man of my age, nor is it particularly sinister, but it will apparently slow me down for a few … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bayou, Birds, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Paremata, Reflections, Rivers, Trees, Wairarapa | 8 Comments

September 4, 2012 … post-processing rant

In photographic circles there is much debate as to what constitutes a photograph. Indeed, when I went to the New Orleans Museum of Art, it was to see an exhibition entitled “What is a photograph?” (If you click on the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, creativity, flowers, New Orleans | 3 Comments

July 26, 2012 … weighing in, in the bronze corner

This will be a short post because today got out of hand. We got an email yesterday from Delta to tell us that they had moved the departure time forward, so we were waiting for the airport shuttle at 6:30 … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Food, Louisiana, New Orleans, Travel | 4 Comments

July 25, 2012 … farewell to the bayou

The very word “swamp” has a dismal connotations. My preconceptions were of gloom, mud, gas, frogs and reptiles. Well some of those are true, but it never occurred to me that they could come together in such a beautiful package. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Bayou, Birds, Landscapes, Louisiana, Plant life, Travel, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

July 24, 2012 … alligators and egrets

Great shrouds of Spanish moss, cool shaded trees, deep dark water, snowy white egrets, and cold dispassionate eyes peering up through the weed assessing your value as a potential meal. Oh how magical are the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Bayou, Birds, Plant life, Trees | 1 Comment

July 23, 2012 … it’s hard work having fun

Somehow, I feel I am not the target demographic for the City of New Orleans. This is a party town. It  is food and booze, and even the most respectable of institutions carry unsubtle advertisements for “gentlemen’s clubs”. I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Food, New Orleans, Travel | 2 Comments

July 22. 2012 … in a different land

Louisiana is different. Or at least New Orleans is. Humidity seemed so high when we arrived, you could cut chunks off it with a knife.  Our departure from Denver was uneventful, and the much discussed security processes, while tedious, were … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Louisiana, New Orleans, Travel | 1 Comment