Sunday, September 30, 2012

More Louisiana and Mississippi shots, sans swamp drama

 This is Harold, who pulled over his pickup to come talk to my sister and I while I was photographing the cotton fields. He had a thick Cajun accent, and he thought we were "foreigners from West Texas." He happily posed for a portrait.

Captain Gene, preparing the boat.
Damn ducks. They poop everywhere!
 My parents have a Bengal cat named Jagger.
 No one is safe from the paparazzi.
 This is a pool in Natchez that my mom used to swim at as a child. Sadly, it has been closed for decades due to  racial issues. 
View of the Mississippi River from the deck of a plantation home turned restaurant. (I ate the best pastry wrapped chicken there!) And see that kitty? He was completely limp and open to some serious affection. I gave him loads.
Have a great afternoon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Swamp Sunset

Sunday afternoon my sister and I rode out into the swamp on Lake St. John on the jetski again. This time I was brave enough to take my camera. I'm getting a new one next week, so I figured if we flipped over, I would just grab the memory card and donate the rest of the equipment to the swamp. May it rest in piece, it has given me six years of constant use.

At the end of the day, no one flipped, and no cameras were lost. We did however, get stuck in the swamp and eventually had to get towed out by a very nice man named Mr. Kimbro and his dog Cookie. --The same thing happened to my husband and friend once, and he actually jumped in to the swamp and physically pulled them out. My sister and I both agreed that we would spend the night with the gators before either one of us touched slime or swamp vermin.

After looking through my images, I feel it was worth the 500 bug bites that I'm now smearing with Calamine Lotion, and I'm sorry mom and dad for worrying you! I'll send you images! Prints for the both of you for Christmas!

My gosh, I think we went at the most perfect time of the day too!

(There's Cookie there on the left!) 
Have a great day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Iceland Photo Diary

I have always, always been obsessed with traveling. It was a debilitating daydream of mine as a child, and as I grew older I constantly wondered about different landscapes, cities and cultures. I loved looking at maps and globes. 

Today I looked through some of our film photos from trip to Iceland. This has been my favorite place visit so far!  I felt at home with first sight of land from the airplane. 

Murphy and I. The Beagle puppy who belonged to Rútur and Ólöf, the friends we stayed with.
Large and fluffy Icelandic pony. (Super soft).
Viktor, Sifi, and Rútur, either watching Southpark or playing video games.
 Dinner at Rútur's family's house in Vik. Cauliflower soup and Pâté 
 with eggs, meat and vegetables. There is always an infinite supply of hot tea in Iceland.
 Whaling boats in the Reykjavik harbor.
 Whale meat kebap.
Murphy, with ears like velvet.
Purple field of flowers in Vik.
Little ones eating hot dogs. Icelander's love their hot dogs.
Ólöf and Rútur's kitty. Very small and angry. 
Myself, on our first day in Iceland.
Austin, having lunch at Prikid.
Are you a traveler? Where would you like to go?

An Observation of Time Passing