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