Monday, November 19, 2012

Hoo Shoo Too II

The day after my son was found, Double D suggested some photography therapy. Besides, it was too beautiful to stay inside, my beloved observed. I have been wanting to go back to Hoo Shoo Too Road ever since discovering it a few weeks ago, hoping the color was still there. Just a ten minute drive later and there we stood on the banks of the Amite River, oohs and aahs spilling from our lips as though anointing each autumnal leaf. You have to remember that in Texas, where we lived for 30+ years, it is mostly brown this time of year. Here, the bald cypresses are turning a gorgeous shade of orange, stealing the show, but there are also bits of red and lime green vying for attention. Come along!


Reflection shot

Bright red leaves hung like a necklace of rubies between the spanish moss.

The golden hour

Sharing with Our World Tuesday

Watery Wednesday

60 comments:

Starla said...

OH MY! I LOVE fall and the colors that you have captured are GORGEOUS! I think my favorite pics are those that show the color reflection in the water too....

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos, Gail! Nice colors and the reflections are wonderful! Love those tree roots, too!

Gary said...

Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

you're right. this range of color is not readily available in ne texas. :(

but thanks for sharing it here!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, breathtaking captures for the day and what a beautiful world you have!! The colors are awesome! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Wonderful theraphy!! And we also benefit from your outing! Love the reflections!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Incredible photography ~ Great therapy and so glad son is found ~ hugs to you ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

beth said...

these are all photos of just pure yumminess !!!....and the necklace of rubies.....WOW !

Crafty Gardener said...

Gorgeous reflection photos.

Patrice said...

Wow, those reflections are just gorgeous, Gail!

Renae said...

Gail! hi! o my gawwwwwwwwwsh!!! GORGEOUS! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

you are a very talented photographer and now that you know about your son you seem to be even better at your photography! yay! so glad you have the knowledge now (about your son). whew.

perhaps i'll motivate you. my ydd got me doing it. she is a great hunter for great finds. the jacket i had on last week, she found that for me while we were shopping together. amazing stuff at thrift shops, amazing!

(hug)

Deanna said...

I know visiting this place and taking these beautiful images raised your spirits. Happy Days to you!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh wow, Gail!!! These are amazing images! I'm really in love with the two reflection ones, but they are all fabulous.

hootnonny said...

Your photo therapy is therapy for me, too! Gorgeous! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Buttons said...

Oh I can see happy in these indredible photos see what love does. HUGS B

Dina said...

Beautiful shots! You have a very good eye. All very creative shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I loved Louisiana bayous so much when we visited and your pictures capture the best views of them....my memories look like this ( but my pictures would never be that good)...thank you SO much.

Jori said...

So beautiful! The roots on the trees are so interesting. Love the red leaves between the moss!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Lovely shots and beautiful autumnal colours - ours have all gone now so I shall sit and soak up yours for a few minutes longer!

the wild magnolia said...

Very nice.

So very happy for the good news.

Linda said...

Gail, my friend, words fail me. They're all so beautiful. But, Gail...really...that shot of the "necklace of rubies" is absolutely breathtaking. I'm fighting the urge to make it my desktop background. But it's probably going to haunt my dreams for awhile. :)

Tricia said...

Oh, I love these! I bet going out and taking some photos was a nice distraction for you. I'm sooo glad to hear that your son was found...that's such great news! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. xo

Kerry said...

Wow! Gorgeous. This is so full of beauty and especially wonderful in the aftermath of a tough time.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow and more wow!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful colours in the reflections!

I like the food that comes out of our "steel tins" - fresh salad all summer long, masses of basil and sunflowers just because we can!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Phil said...

There's nothing quite like getting into the outdoors and contact with nature to clear the head and restore normality Gail. Lovely autumnal colours you captured- ours have neot achieved that this year and now its too late.

Emille said...

Incredible views, Gail, and also the editing you did! Have a happy thanksgiving!

Fun60 said...

What superb, breathtaking photos. Thank-you for sharing them.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Brilliant photos, some of them are more like dreams than photos.

Nearly everything is brown and bare here; except for the roses that are still blooming!?!

Nancy Claeys said...

So beautiful Gail -- the reflections are heavenly. Bless your hubby's heart -- he's a good man, isn't he? :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh my goodness Gail these autumnal photos are absolutely stunning. I am so grateful to have been able to share this beauty with you.

Kathy said...

And you've been saying there is no fall color in your area! I knew that couldn't be so. These are beautiful and I think they will get even better in a couple of weeks. I know they do here.

EG CameraGirl said...

The colours are still so beautiful there!

Dianne said...

you have an artist's eye!!
these shots are incredible

I love the tree roots and the reflections

amazing!!

gardenwindow said...

Gorgeous! These look like impressionist paintings!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Photography as therapy! :-) Beautiful pictures - I'm glad you got out to take them!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A delightful feast for the eyes, made even more delicious by the reflections. Tones we rarely see where I live.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Gail, your photos always amaze me!! I love the spanish moss one, very haunting. Have you ever thought about setting shop up on Etsy to sell these beautiful pictures?

You'd be out of your mind up here in New England during the Fall season, the colors are always breathtaking.

Ana Eugénio said...

omg! it's beautiful!! so so well captured :) blessed hubby. I'm guessing it was really therapy time for the both of you. you deserve beauty in your life, dear friend.

Lynn said...

There may not be another chance in the next few days to stop by . . . You are counted in my list of gratitude's on Thursday . . .Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Mama Zen said...

Stunning shots! What incredible reflections and colors!

Linda R said...

I know you have me oohing and aaahing over these photos. The color is so beautiful.

Hugs

Shug said...

Gurl...you are really becoming a pro at this photography thing! These pictures are absolutely STUNNING!
I have just now found the time to catch up on reading post...Hate that I missed the opportunity to pray, when prayers were needed. Hoping all is well.
Wishing your family Many Blessings this week.
Shug

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Gail, Gail, Gail, I'm so late in catching up on the lives of my blog friends. I'm so tired in the evening that I make my post and roll into bed with little energy. I was determined to catch up today and found all your posts about your son. I'm so glad he was found. Our son calls every day, but still being 3-1/2 hours away I worry worry about him and spend many hours praying, esp. at night. I can only imagine your desperation to hear from him. I pray he recovers quickly and that God builds a hedge around him. I love you friend and pray God's blessings on you and your family during this Thanksgiving. How thankful I know you all are that your child was found. God bless.

Renae said...

Gail! hi! my goodness YES! his little chubby cheeks are only here for just me to nibble on, don't cha know?

happy gobbling to you, too!

See you on Monday.

Tabor said...

I see that you are one of those inspiring people who challenge us all to find the beauty in the world when facing difficult times. Bless you!

Mitzi said...

Beautiful images! I especially love the 4th one...but those fall colors reflecting on the water are so soothing. Big hugs, xoxo

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving..so glad you have located your son. Bless you.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh my! I just caught up on your posts and thank God your son has been found and is getting help. My heart goes out to you and yours.

Your photos made my day. I miss Fall colors living on the West coast and this gave me a healthy does of the beauty I've been missing. Thank you.

Sending hugs and Thanksgiving prayers your way. xoxo jj

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The colors and reflections are just gorgeous. My favorites are the first and last one.

Elaine said...

Spectacular reflection shots!!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, gorgeous reflection shots! Lovely photos. Happy Thanksgiving!

bailey-road.com said...

Stunning work, Gail!

Sally in WA said...

Such gorgeous shots! Happy Thanksgiving.

Karen said...

Stunning photography! The reflections are awesome.

Nell at njschout said...

The first photo is absolutely lovely!

Barbara Shallue said...

I was oohing and aahing along with you. Gorgeous colors and reflections!

Tricia Hays said...

Mercy sakes alive, it's beautiful, esp the reflections!
And the tree w/ the twisting roots, how's it stay alive w/ the roots above ground like that? =0

I would be too scared to take a boat ride in that river, wouldn't you? I'd be scared of snakes falling into the boat from the trees or a gator tipping the boat... of course, I'm not from around there, so I don't know how it all works! LoL! =)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful series!
Best wishes!