Thursday, December 5, 2013

Autumn on the Lakes

On December 1st, Double D and I found ourselves with a too-quiet house and a little leisure time on our hands. He asked where I'd like to go, and after a brief discussion, decided on LSU Lakes to see the pelicans. We only saw one lone pelican lounging with the cormorants, but that was okay because I chased a tri-colored heron all over the place and photographed some fall foliage. The heron will have its own post. Or two, or three. :) Stay tuned!
A golf ball landed in the water right as I took this shot.
I hope it takes your eye off the big white light post; I was too lazy to clone it out.


More of the golf course



I'd love to have one of these homes on the water. Actually, a shack would do just fine if I had this view.

Right at dusk I spied a wood duck floating peacefully on the water.
Thank you all very much for your kind and generous comments. I so appreciate the time you take to share your thoughts with me!

35 comments:

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Interesting how fall moves South. My friends in Canada are up to their you-know-what in snow. Dianne

Optimistic Existentialist said...

These are so lovely!! Wow it's so amazing how you guys now have the foliage that we lost about a month ago. Can we have it back? :)

Beth Edwards said...

why i love fall. they are here & gone so quickly though. i love these moments. thanks for sharing. ( :

Barb Brookbank said...

So amazing all the different seasons people are experiencing... our autumn colours are loooong gone!

Indrani said...

Stunning shots! Autumn is truly a beautiful season.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Simply a treasure filled with beauty you've shared.

...and LA is a Pelican state, you seeing only one I can't understand. Guess they're all in Texas instead.

A Tri-Colored? One of my favorites. And hope you'll share it with all the birders this weekend with the Bird D'Pot if you have time.

LOVE the Autumn colors you have at the lake.

Kathy said...

Spectacular!

Karen said...

Beautiful autumn colour Gail, and the reflections are splendid!

stiefbeen said...

geweldig wat is dit mooi,de herfst ten top en wat een geweldige lokatie super.

TexWisGirl said...

love, love, love the color and reflections! turning absolutely green over the tri-color, though. have never seen one in real life!

Starla said...

I so love the colors of fall!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Love the golf ball splash in that first shot. And the light pole was not a distraction at all. (You need to give me cloning lessons. I'm just not good at it.)

All of your fall color photos are just amazing, and the pleasure is doubled with the reflections. Looking forward to the tri-colored heron post/s. I've never even heard of one of those.

R. Mac Wheeler said...


Purdy

I think I've been there

hootnonny said...

The colors are gorgeous...excellent captures!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow! These are amazing. I love those perfect reflections.

Wally Jones said...

Actual autumn foliage! I am SO jealous!

Beautifully photographed!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what lovely lovely shots.

Richard Pegler said...

Totally wowed by your fall colors again, Gail. Fabulous images!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Oh you got some great reflecting colors...love fall colors and a wood duck also. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. cheers.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

When I first looked at the top picture, instead of a splash from a golf ball - I thought it was a swan or a large white pelican splashing in the water! Didn't notice the light pole till you mentioned it!! Lovely lake reflections of the fall leaves!! Our leaves are all gone!!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the Autumn colors are gorgeous. And I love the reflections, beautiful photos. Have a happy weekend!

Pam :) said...

Great choice Gail. The Autumn colors are spectacular. Fantastic shots, can't wait see the tricolored heron.

Should you happen to acquire a shack on the lake, I'd be happy to rent a room.. just a thought :)

Kim Stevens said...

Oh these are just fabulous, love love the reflections in the water!

Hilary said...

It shows you how observant I am (not).. I never noticed the splash or the light post until you pointed them out.

Lovely autumn photos.. such pretty colours - especially the wood duck which I DID notice right away. He's a handsome specimen.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful fall colors in these shots!

Brian King said...

Beautiful color! I wish we'd had that around here this year.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for sharing your leisure time ... you got some wonderful shots. Isn't it great to just be able to pick up and go whenever you feel like it!!

Pallavi said...

I love the reflections in the water dear Gail :) So much of natural beauty surrounding you.. The fall colored leaves look resplendent! Much love my friend :)

Merisi said...

Wondrous, truly enchanting views!
Thank you for sharing them! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

It's still so gorgeous there in December! WOW!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. I love living in the South. We get to enjoy long summers and later autumns. And I might add shorter winters. Love the colors here.

Linda R said...

These are such beautiful Shots. Such gorgeous fall colors. I just love photos of the water. They make me feel so calm..

Hugs~

NatureFootstep said...

nice palce and great images. Loved the wood duck in the last iamge. :)

Donna said...

Oh look at your autumn...so beautiful!!!

Helma said...

You are a real professional Gail.
As nice as it is displayed. The colors, the details, the brightness but also the beautiful reflections in the water. Really beautiful!