We arrived at our destination around 8:30AM, so the heat/humidity weren't oppressive. Yet. We were prepared with snacks and drinks, but I was unprepared for the amount of sweat that would drench me in such a short time. Thankfully, B had an extra cloth to lend me so I could mop my face. I had so much fun with B and I hope we get to do more exploring together. It's so wonderful to have a nature-lovin', photog bud.
|Bee on "sensitive plant." I haven't seen one of these since I was a child.|
The leaves look like small ferns that close up when you touch them.
Next time I'll get the leaves in the shot. B's is so much better than mine.
|Butterflies were landing on us right and left.|
|B photographing the inside of a large cypress.|
Is she dressed for success or what? I've got to get a vest like that.
There are so many pockets for all sorts of goodies!
|This Bald Cypress is the largest tree of any species east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.|
The massive base splits off into two trunks and is 56' in circumference, 83' tall,
and is thought to be about 1,000 years old. Maybe even 1,500 years old!
A viewing platform was constructed around the tree to protect it.
A very nice article can be found here.
|B has all kinds of neat camera stuff. See that strap? I've got to get one. Also, she has a clip-on|
thingy that holds the lens cap. Since I keep losing my lens caps, this is another must-have.
|B noticed this scary spider as we were leaving the big cypress. Yikes!|
|White Ibis with a leaf stuck to his bill.|
|Cemetery gate in St. Franisville, LA|
More of our afternoon there in a future post, which includes exploring an open crypt!
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Thanks to Tex for hosting the fun Good Fences meme!