Friday, July 11, 2014

Owl Bayou Canal

This post wraps up our July 4th afternoon. You can thank me now for not taking photos of the alligator that had to be "disposed of" because it was hanging around the canals. *shivers* I felt sorry for him, but we just couldn't risk the safety of the youngsters. Besides, it wasn't my call to make. Anyway! These are random shots of the day.
This is the highway marker for a community of camps situated along the bayou.
A "camp" in Louisiana is a modestly built home, usually elevated on tall posts due to frequent flooding.
Most are accessible only by boat. Many people have them as a weekend get-away for family and friends.







My uncle's party barge--wish it wasn't blurred.


Dragonflies were everywhere and they seemed particularly smitten with Uncle Bubba.

YUM. Simply angel food cake, whipped cream and berries.

Double D was mighty proud that he was the first person Cowgirl allowed to pick up and pet.
Look at her winking at me like, "Haha, stole him from you." Saucy little tart!

She soon warmed up to me too.
Look at those eyes! Have you ever seen a chihuahua with such blue eyes and a blue merle coat?

She appointed herself Patrol Captain of the bayou, barking at all the watercraft that went by.


That's my aunt and uncle's camp in the background. Two bedroom, two baths and two huge living areas. Very spacious.
This photo was taken because the people on the boat unknowingly left their little yorkie on the dock.
As they obliviously zoomed away, several of us were yelling and waving at them to come back.
Finally, they realized what they had done and were so grateful to us for rescuing their little dog.

One of the hosts with her granddaughter walking onto my Uncle Bubba's deck.
This will have to do for Tex's Good Fences meme. Sorry, I know I've been stretching the rules lately!


Can you believe I went a whole week without posting a bird photo? I can't either!

Have a good weekend everyone. Catch you next week.

43 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like you had a great holiday celebration with family and friends, Gail. That dessert treat looked colorful and sure it was delicious as well. Glad the yorkie and owners were reunited.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Glad you saved the Yorkie! It looks like a great time was had by all; including the blue-eyed tart. =)

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, what a sweet closing post of your wonderful holiday, Gail♡♡♡ Sweet smile your uncle had with dragonfly on his head. I LOVE the sweet Cowgirl with beautiful blue eyes. I thought wonderful closing photograph with fence♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Barb Brookbank said...

What an amazing lifestyle! living on the water like that! your photos are fantastic - I love the dog and the dragonfly on Double D's head - great catch ;)

Barb Brookbank said...

oops! I see it was your uncle's head!! :)

Brian King said...

They have a great place! My aunt and uncle in MI have a cottage on a lake. Very similar. I loved staying there. The whip cream and berries looks awesome!

Karen said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! Love the dragonfly perched on the hat!

Irma said...

Hi Gail,
Very good that you saved the Yorkie!!!
The dog on picture 7 is such a sweetheart, what a beautiful blue eyes.
The cake looks delicious.
I wish you a very nice weekend.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Cowgirl is indeed a beaut

My next novel tbp is centered around a Bubba down on the bayou, who tends to get arrested a lot. (He's always innocent.)

Loved your shots :O)

hootnonny said...

A fun forth, for sure! I like Uncle Bubba's dragonfly and deck!

TexWisGirl said...

she is a saucy little tart with beautiful blue eyes! :) looks like a wonderful place! sorry 'bout the gator - hope it wasn't wasted. :)

and thanks for linking in today!

nookworm said...

That is one pretty Cowgirl! Lucky Yorkie, too.

Charlotte Wilson said...

I never saw a chihuahua with coloring like that....beautiful!

Michelle said...

Cowgirl is quite the beauty!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh fun times. No bird pics for a week?!?

Too bad about the alligator disposal.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Love the Chi photos. Yes, she's beautiful. I hate to admit it but the cake looks good.

DeniseinVA said...

How cute! Wonderful photos of a very happy 4th of July. Even the dragonfly had a smile :) Double D sure is adorable!

DeniseinVA said...

Ups, happy about the Yorkie too.

June Caedmon said...

Love that shot of Uncle Bubba and the dragonfly! Cowgirl looks like a real sweetie - beautiful little dog :) Looks like a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Have a great weekend, Gail!

barbara l. hale said...

Fun day! That trifle looks fabulous and that little doggie is just so cute!

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad you saved the Yorkie. Love the dragonfly on uncle's head. Now that dessert loves delicious.

bailey-road.com said...

Great-looking camp. I'd love to sit on that deck and look at the water.I love the dragonfly the hat.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful images. Uncle of dragonflies ... and cake looks beautiful.
I wish you a nice weekend.

Debbie said...

What a fun day! The trifle looks amazing!!

eileeninmd said...

I love the cute saucy tart and those pretty blue eyes.. The dragonfly on the hat was a cool capture.. Looks like a fun time with your family.. Great shots.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOVE the 'saucy little tart'. And the dragonfly on the cap. What a fun, fun filled weekend.

Barb said...

I have good memories of my grandma's chihuahua when I was a girl. It shivered uncontrollably and I dressed it in little sweaters to keep it warm (probably not a problem on the bayou)!

LC said...

The wink and that sly little grin said it all.

rainfield61 said...

Luckily it it only cowgirl who steals him away.

Felicia said...

Looks like you had a great 4th. Hey that's a cool fence for Tex.

That puppy does have beautiful blue eyes.

Shug said...

A neat picture with the dragonfly on your uncle's hat...I do love the way that uncle bubba chooses to relax. Looks like a fun hammock. this looks like a really neat place to enjoy a 4th celebration. Loving it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's fun to get a peek at your non-birding world ... I've enjoyed it. That blue-eyed little girl who stole your sweet husband is awfully darn cute!

What a fun day ... and that "camp" is bigger than either of my houses ... and definitely bigger than what we're camping in right now. (We did all this by choice though, so it's all our own fault!) Anyway that camp is beautiful and your family looks like fun -- and obviously as nice as you are!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a wonderful place for fantastic memories!! Great shot of the dragon fly on Uncle Bubba's hat!!
Just saying - hope that Cowgirl doesn't go to to the water's edge too much!! She would make a nice gator dessert!!

Sally Crowe said...

Oh, such a fun place and wonderful photo's. The blue eyes? So pretty too! I think it's great that Uncle Bubba has such a gathering place. :)

Sally Crowe said...

"such a great gathering place" :)

Anvilcloud said...

Around here, rural retreats are usually called cottages. In other areas of Canada, they might be camps or cabins.

Barbara Shallue said...

Cowgirl is a little doll! Gorgeous eyes. This looks like such a great get-away. I never knew there were camps like that in Louisiana. And I can't believe there's not a single bird among these photos!

troutbirder said...

It sure looked like a great place to hang out....:)

Donna said...

looks like a great 4th with yummy food, relaxing and good company!

Carola Bartz said...

Can I have some of that angel food cake? It looks amazing!

Slamdunk said...

That looks like a fascinating place to hang out and just absorb all that is going on. And, every camp needs quality patrols to ensure the safety of others--if even the safety director is tiny with 4 legs.

Petra Pavl√°tkov√° said...

The bayou canal must be an interesting area with all those elevated houses and river vegetation. But having had an alligator hanging around the canals?? Unimaginable! I live in a country where there are not many dangerous animals and hearing stories like this always makes me realize that.

Jenny said...

What an idyll. I remember well my Papaw and Mamaw's camp. Bayou Sorrel? I'm not sure; it was a long time ago. Papaw would go off to check his trot lines and Mamaw would brew the strong coffee and for supper we'd have fried brim and okra and cornbread and maybe homemade ice cream. Those were the days.