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Monday, February 17, 2014

Cypress Dreams

These shots are from a tour we took on a small fishing boat in the Atchafalaya Swamp outside of Lafayette, Louisiana last February. Ernest Couret of Couret's Swamp Tours was our guide (HIGHLY recommend him if you're looking for a swamp tour in this area!).  We didn't see any gators (wrong season for that), but this day trip from New Orleans was still totally worth it. Spanish moss hanging from a massive grove of bald cypress trees blowing gentlty in the breeze and listening to Ernest's musings on life in the swamp would be a great trip any time of the year. Plus we saw a few birds!

 Cypress grove at Atchafalaya

Eastern Kingbird

Great Egrets

In spring the water hyacinth blooms and that brown carpet turns a vibrant green and purple. I'm DEFINITELY making a return trip.

Swamp Sentries

Osprey Lunch

He'll take it to go!