Friday, August 22, 2014

Lake Des Allemands

Friday, July 25, 2014 at my cousin's camp. Fun times.
There are several of these jetties around the campsites. Each year
erosion from hurricanes and other storms whittle away the land.
They have tried to protect them by reinforcing the borders.

Oops...'scuse me!

Some type of algae maybe?
Eggs from the Apple Snail.
Thanks, Wally!!!!

All along the banks are piers with each one hosting its own little garden.




Close up of the cypress knees.
I hope you enjoyed your trip around the bayou. There are more photos, but I don't know when I'll get around to posting them.

Chance Update:
Chance is back home after being hospitalized for possible Vestibular Disease. His progress is slow, but we're hoping for continued improvement in the coming days and weeks. The doctor explained that he will have a permanent head tilt which we can accept. However, he is not the same happy dog following me from room to room. He sleeps most of the time because I suspect it's too stressful for him to get around. Even trying to stand up from a lying position is difficult and he becomes very shaky. Yesterday he tried to turn around too quickly and fell completely over. Scared him AND me to death! But he has begun to eat and drink a little, which is encouraging.

Due to my limited time with Chance and working from home next week, I will be taking a short blog break. Probably just a week, maybe a little longer. Thank you as always for your kind comments and visits. It is truly appreciated! I'll miss you guys, but will see y'all soon!!!

63 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That cypress tree is absolutely amazing. Those are one of my favorite trees. They're majestic. I hope Chance feels better soon! My thoughts are with him. We'll see you when you get back :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

continued prayers for Chance

Great shots

didn't know something as gross as a mass of eggs could be so cool looking *grin*

Bethany Carson said...

Love the photo looking down the river!

nookworm said...

The little pink globes on the stump are probably eggs of some kind. So sorry your pet is ill and wish you and him the best with his problem. Your photos are special today. Love the lovers.

you-wee because said...

Lakes Des Allemands??? The lake of the Germans? Der See der Deutschen??? ;-)

So: my lake! Or: at least a part of the lake is mine... ;-)

Never heard about this part of my property!

I just checked its location on Google Maps - ok - it's in Louisiana, close to New Orleans. Maybe there were some German settlers 200 years ago who took up residence near this lake. Or do you have any idea where the name comes from?
Have a great weekend,
UWe.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Take care and come back soon. You will be missed by your fans.

rainfield61 said...

Chance stands a good chance to stay very healthy.

Take care.

troutbirder said...

I do love your Bayou photos. They make me anxious for our first snowbird month on the Gulf in Florida where I rented a cottage. And hoping Chance recovers soon...:)

TexWisGirl said...

poor boy...

love the 'kayak' view photos!

Willow said...

Gail these photos are spectacular ~ of course I always love your photography.
I am glad Chance is home, and I hope he continues to improve and finds himself content to just be with you again.

barbara l. hale said...

Awww, sorry about Chance. I hope he improves. I love these photos you posted, most especially the algae and the grasshoppers.

Melissa said...

Such a different world than I live in! Thanks for sharing it! Your poor dog's condition sounds rough. Hope he can get better.

hootnonny said...

The trip around the bayou was very pleasant, if a bit racy!

Enjoy your week loving on Chance.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful photos of the bayou. I love the little pier garden.
Glad Chance is back home to get some TLC from you.

Karen S. said...

It's wonderful you have Chance home again, God Bless you all! Thanks for sharing such lovely photos too!

DeniseinVA said...
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DeniseinVA said...

Poor Chance, you will both be in my thoughts during your blogging break.

Thank you for leaving us with these great photos, it sure is pretty down your way.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh sweet Chance! He must be happy to be home, and getting lots of extra loving.

Beautiful pictures!

June Caedmon said...

So glad Chance is home, even if you're both adapting to what that means. That pink stuff looks like eggs - I wonder whose?! Love those pier gardens! It would be fun leave a little gnome or fairy behind for the next person to find, lol :) I seriously don't know what I'll do next week, Gail, without your beauty to brighten my lunch hour :) I'll be thinking of you, and praying that the break benefits both you and Chance.

Ida said...

Wow you never cease to amaze with such fabulous photos. Loved those Cypress tree. The pink things look like some kind of eggs, very interesting.
Do take care of your sweet Charlie. I hope he improves.

Evelyn S. said...

As always, your photographic "tours" are fascinating, Gail. Like many others, I think those are eggs of some kind, but what in the world? If they were under water, they might look more normal. Strange! Glad your Chance is improving somewhat.

Wally Jones said...

Terrific photographs, Gail!

Looks like home (central Florida).
Your pink masses are eggs from an invasive Apple Snail. I think Louisiana started seeing them 4-5 years ago and there is a concern they might adversely affect rice crops.

Love those cypress knees!

All our best for Chance.

Take care!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think your algae may be some kind of eggs...fish eggs?

'Tis good to hear that Chance is back home. I'm sure his 'weakness' of standing and getting up would be from the medications and IV's during his stay...which should improve over the days to come. Let's hope.

Take a good long time away from the stress of blogging and don't work or worry too much. We'll be here when you return.

Pantherka said...

Your photos are always wonderful.

Rosie Grey said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Chance, Gail! I'm sending lots of love and wishes for a fast recovery!
Your photos are stunning as always and I'm so happy to be back to see them again!

Barb said...

Wonderful photos of the bayou. Hoping Chance soon can enjoy life once again.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images, I love the cypress trees and their knees..And the view of the water is gorgeous.. I will keep your sweet Chance in my prayers.. Happy a happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sending good thoughts for sweet Chance. Obviouslsy, I'm catching up after falling behind while traveling. How I hope he will be OK.

Your cousin's "camp" looks lovely and oh so much fun. Erosion sure is a problem in your State though isn't it? (Maybe every coastal state, but it shows up quicker in your low-lying one).

Take care of your dog and yourself; we will be thinking of you

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sending good thoughts for sweet Chance. Obviouslsy, I'm catching up after falling behind while traveling. How I hope he will be OK.

Your cousin's "camp" looks lovely and oh so much fun. Erosion sure is a problem in your State though isn't it? (Maybe every coastal state, but it shows up quicker in your low-lying one).

Take care of your dog and yourself; we will be thinking of you

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sending good thoughts for sweet Chance. Obviouslsy, I'm catching up after falling behind while traveling. How I hope he will be OK.

Your cousin's "camp" looks lovely and oh so much fun. Erosion sure is a problem in your State though isn't it? (Maybe every coastal state, but it shows up quicker in your low-lying one).

Take care of your dog and yourself; we will be thinking of you

Felicia said...

love your bayou images. Take care and see you soon. glad Chance is improving.

Susan (ABON) said...

Lovely photos of the bayou, made me realize how much I miss visiting the bayous of southern LA. Have a lovely weekend, Gail!

Barb Brookbank said...

Incredible series of photos once again - oh those snail eggs are absolutely fascinating! Hope your poor Chance improves ...

Shug said...

I know this must be difficult watching your precious Chance be so ill. Glad to hear that he is better, but I know you would love for him to bounce back to his usual personality. Hoping the Best for him. These are some awesome photos. The eggs look like grapes that are trying to ripen...So much to video at the bayou. Enjoy your break

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are beautiful pictures. I especially like the little garden on top of a post.

Brian King said...

What a beautiful place! I love the shot of the canal! I hope Chance continues to improve. Poor fella.

Helma said...

What a special series of these scaffolding around the campsite but pretty bright. I find pictures with three eggs quite amazing! Masterpiece is photo 7 with that tree. What a great photo!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, my baby dog died from filaria about 35 years ago. I blamed myself at that time as I have no knowledge about it. I DO hope Chance will get well SOON!

I enjoyed your awesome pictures as usual; scenery around the bayou is gorgeous♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, I'll be thinking about you and Chance, hoping he learns to get around with his new disability. I know this must be difficult for you, Gail.

I LOVE these photos of the bayou, which I have never seen first hand but have read about in books.

Anita Johnson said...

Well, I say the same thing each time...your photos are beautiful. When we were kayaking in the everglades, the guide destroyed the apple snail eggs...possibly invasive? I too thought they were some sort of fungus. I hope your pup can adapt to his disability. Such wonderful companions!

Debbie said...

gorgeous images today!!! they look like "belly" views but i must assume you were in your kayak ;)

enjoy this special time with chance....you can give him extra time, care, support and love while he needs it most!!!

Marie said...

The bayou is BEAUTIFUL! What an amazing place...too bad it gets battered with every major storm. Loved your photos. Have a good break, and cuddle that dog as much as you can. Take care.

Madge Bloom said...

What an amazingly beautiful place... the snail eggs look like blobs of pink bubble gum...

Stephanie said...

Hello lovely lady! Did you know I always anticipate visiting your blog - it's a place of wonder with your beautiful pictures.

Those eggs are something else...pretty, but kind yucky all rolled into one :)

Thinking of you and sweet Chance! And I hope you enjoy your blogging break. Sending love and hugs your way!

Irma said...

Hi Gail,
Beautiful series of photos.
Fot 2 and 3 are my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Pat Hatt said...

lmao, poor bugs got caught in the act, how rude is that lol

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous photos.

Love the pink, cascading eggs.

How could a snail make so many eggs? :)

Thanks for sharing.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I hope Chance is feeling better soon! I know you must be so glad to have him home with you.

Stewart M said...

Hope chance does well!

The camp looks a great place to explore.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

maryaustria said...

What an amazing nature around there! Your photos are gorgeous! Love them all! A place I would like to visit!

ladyfi said...

These are some gorgeous shots! Here's hoping Chance feels happier soon. Give him lots of love.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

I'm so sorry Gail, continued prayers for healing over there. I know how awful this is.... Sending hugs to you both and hoping things will improve for him.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Ok, I was wondering where you were. I am back and you are not, but I do sincerely understand.

I finally took your nail polish off. I wore it for about two months solid, just removed it and applied it again, week after week. I still love it. I swear it is one of my most favorite polishes of all time, I am serious!

Have a great break! I'll be watching for you. chemo has not gotten me this time. yay!

Indrani said...

Terrific picture quality! Great sights!

Sally said...

I'm so sorry about Chance, and hope he'll continue to improved!

The cypress knees take me way, way back to childhood and being out in a boat & afraid to look as it would seem to me we'd be too close. Also, there's a little town in W FL Cypress. :)

Take care!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Thank you Gail for the update on Chance!! Thoughts and prayers!!
Enjoyed the tour of your Bayou!! Your cypress trees are amazing and the one with all the cypress knees - they amaze me.
Your snail eggs brought back memories from being a St. Johns River Rat in central Fla. I like your pink eggs - our's were white - probably a different kind of snail!!

Starla said...

Incredible photos as usual! I really enjoyed the model train pics. I think you captured the scenes perfectly!
Hoping your pooch is starting to feel better!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the update on Chance.
Looks like you had a nice getaway even if some critters were having a private moment.

Terri said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos. Sending up a prayer for Chance.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I'm slow but catching up. You've been on quite a few adventures since I last checked in. Love the bayou shots, flowers, birds, and cemetery. Fabulous as always. so sad to hear about Chance. I hope he recovers quickly. Take care and enjoy your time with him.

Barbara Shallue said...

Amazing photos, as usual (those eggs!) but I hate that I've missed what's going on with Chance. I hope he's going to be okay!

Hilary said...

Poor Chance. I hope he is able to feel better over time. Hugs to you.

Lovely pics. I had to look it up and then saw that others knew they were apple snail eggs. How cool is that!

LC said...

Thanks for tour. I wonder if that species of the apple snail is the invasive species introduced through the acquarium trade.?