Our Lil’ Road

Twas a little on the chilly side (somewhere around 50-60 degrees) earlier today as I headed out for a walk down our street with the goal of getting some pictures. The rice fields down the road have been flooded (as part of the growing process) and they look so nice! Here’s a glimpse of what you might see along our little road. The landscape is a tad on the flat side here – ok, so the biggest hill is the overpass over Interstate 10. BUT – if you take the time to look around, you can find beauty right at your doorstep. Oh, and maybe a touch of South Louisiana culture. :)


…Some not-quite flooded fields :)


…A crawfishin’ boat just settin’ there. And – no – there isn’t a man in it. That’s just pants and gloves hanging there :)


…Crawfish traps


…The tan house in the background is our home! Home is such a lovely place! :) It’s crawfish traps in the foreground. And don’t be tricked into thinking that that’s a hill in the middle. Tis just a levee – which I don’t think counts :P





I had wanted to get picture of the egrets that wade in the water looking for dinner, but they weren’t really around the first time I went out. So, I made another attempt a little later. I wanted to get in closer, so walked down the levee a bit, but I must’ve been detected and off they went :)



It was a niiiiiiiiiiiice day! :)

Y’all are precious to me!

20 Responses

  1. Mellie-Malloo Says:

    WOOHOOO!!! I like Louisiana cause of some PEOPLE I know there…

  2. Beth Says:

    I like your pictures! Especially the one with my good friend Sarah in it!!

  3. Me :-) Says:

    Aw, it’s Malloo and Beth! :) Ya know, you gals, I could say the same about Texas! With such dears there, you know it HAS to be a wonderful state :) Love you two!!! :)

    I am sure glad that we all are neighbors :)

  4. Me. Says:

    On further thought…Considering the size of the Planet Earth, we are AMAZINGLY close!!!!

    *thinking positive*…*thinking positive*…*thinking positive*

  5. Mellie-Malloo Says:

    LOL!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *knock, knock*
    Hi Neighbor!! Could I borrow an egg?

  6. Lizzy Says:

    I need a cup of milk……I’ll be right over if that’s not a problem… :-) Oh and shouldn’t neighbors drop in more?????? I thought so too, glad you agreed!!!!!!!! :-) I liked your pics too and I’m with Beth, my favorite is the one with Sarah in it. You didn’t tell me you and Sarah were together today!!!!!!!!!!! I’m glad you took a picture of her, cuz she’s such a special fun cute gal friend neighbor of mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  7. Kevin Says:

    Hey Sarah. I like your little spot on the web. Snazzy photos too. :-)

  8. Sarah Says:

    Josh did a fabulous job with it! Don’t ya think! :) He has actually been nominated for the “Josh Wychopen of the Year” award. Competion is tough though…. ;)

    Oh – and don’t tell him – it’s kind of a secret ;)

  9. Jamie Says:

    Fun, Fun! I don’t think I’ve ever seen crawfish traps before! Thanks for the tour! I’d love to get one in person one of these days…

  10. Your Sis Says:

    I love you Sarah. Wow, it’s practically like being home looking at those pics! I love you, I love you, I love you!!!! Did I mention that I love you?

  11. Josh Wychopen Says:

    Thank you, Thank you! That is the second award I have been nominated for this year. I won the last one I won by a majority vote!

    Can you believe that I won the sweet guy of the YEAR award last month? It was only January and I still won it! I was so proud of myself! Miss Perky herself was on that board of judges! Thanks for the vote Perky! I still owe you from that one don’t I? Same as last time?

    I love you too, just in a different way. The little brother kind. :)


  12. Me. Says:

    Kevin…….Did you tell Josh the secret??? :-O ;)

  13. Kevin Says:

    I didn’t!!! I swear! I think it must have been someone else. But since it’s out……youv’e got my vote for the ‘Josh Wychopen of the year award’ Josh.

  14. Mellie-Malloo Says:

    Wasn’t me either. Promise!!!!
    Kevin, you’ve got the right idea though!!– I’ll vote for you too, Josh!!

  15. Me. Says:

    Wow – WE are increasing in judges!!! Only had one before :)

    The competion gets tougher! Can you feel the suspense rising!?

  16. Mellie-Malloo Says:

    Whoa! I can feel it!!!! :)

  17. Kevin Says:

    I won’t have any finger nails left at the end of this!!!!!!!! It’s too intense.

  18. phoebs Says:

    Sorry to interrupt here, but had to comment on the nice pics. I like the one at the end the best! You know, the only way I could stand living in a flat place like that is if someone like YOU were there! =)
    – Your friend from hilly PA

  19. Me. Says:

    PHOEBE!!!!! It is SO good to see a Xangan make the move to my new site! I am SOOOO proud of you and pleased! JAMIE! You did it tooo!!! Whoo Hooo!! Now, let’s see what we can do about everyone else :)

    And Phoebe, it’s not SO bad, we have hills – interstate overpasses, railroad crossings, levees, and ant piles! :) You would feel right at home! ;)

  20. trin Says:

    How fun to get a little glimpse of your world! Praying for you!