Below are photos from one of my drives on 3/31/13. First stop is usually St. Gabriel Cemetery to visit my mom, sister, and grandparents.
|I took two different versions of this statue and couldn't decide which one to post.|
So you get both. :)
Following along River Road I make frequent stops. As I'm driving, the levee is on the driver's side, and opposite are homes and pastures. Since Hurricane Katrina, Baton Rouge has become a little too crowded, and with the increase in crime, many are building very nice homes in rural areas such as St. Gabriel; however, I prefer the more rural structures. The unassuming, unpretentious life is how I was raised, and I hope that never changes.
|I so wanted to get on the other side of this barn, but I was relegated to one view.|
|An enormous ditch and a barbed wire fence kept me from crossing over to get more shots.|
|As a youngster I ate meat from my grandparents' cattle and vegetables from their garden.|
Maybe that's why I was so healthy.
|Levee with an unusually large patch of grass below.|
|A unique live oak tree that looks like it's been knocked down by a hurricane or two.|
Despite its challenges, it's still growing and thriving. Kind of like me!
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