Tag Archives: Recreation

A-Z Archive: E! Challenge

This week’s topic for our “A-Z Archive” photo challenge: the “E” archive: introduce one photo of your archive with a “E” Keyword. – I’m sure you’ll find a picture: tag with “A-Z Archive” and put a link on your page to FrizzText, so we’ll get a trackback-list including your post!

A-Z Archive: E! ChallengeExcitement, Enjoyment, Enthusiasm, Exuberance

A-Z Archive: E! Challenge...Excitement, Enjoyment, Enthusiasm...

 Durango Mountain Resort…Lower Styx…E! Challenge

The A-Z Archive: E! Challenge Trackbacks….

http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/e-challenge-etegami-wisdom/

http://jullianeford.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-z-archive-e-challenge-evergreen/

http://withoutstringstied.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/weekly-a-z-archive-e-challenge/

http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/eyes/

http://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-z-archive-e-challenge/

http://motherwifestudentworker.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/exercise-equipment/

http://wp.me/p25HJs-6U

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday…Birds

Week 1: Wordless Wednesday continues into 2012… Birds!!!

Wordless Wednesday..Week 1

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Things are just getting started and I am already in desperate need of a coffee break…For the next 15 days I will be up to my ears in banquet planning, ordering, organizing, decorating and overseeing of certain responsibilities having to do with 8 nights of banquets.

I am also moving forward with a dream I have had for several years…I have rented a space in a local antique center.  I move in tomorrow… I had decided that it would be best to wait until the first of the year and then a premium space came available.  With timing being what it is and location being everything.  Having total support and encouragement from my hubs, I have decided to take a huge leap of faith.  I move in tomorrow!!!

Wish me luck and a coffee break!

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Meet Mugsy…attack cat!

Attack Cat…Mugsy!

This past weekend I met Mugsy…attack cat!

Mugsy is one of many cats that call Frenier Swamp home.

Mugsy shares his home with lots of swamp wildlife. 

He has developed a bit of an attitude toward one species in particular.

Mugsy’s antics have landed him on youtube and he has become a youtube sensation

 You just have to see it to believe it! 

 
Meet Mugsy!
 
Attack Cat…Mugsy!

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Dance of the Hummingbirds

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The Dance of the Hummingbird

A beautiful ballet

The beating of tiny wings

Flitting… Flying

Flying … Flirting

Flirting … Chasing

Chasing … Darting

Darting … Hovering

Hovering … Drinking

Drinking … Resting

Resting … Hovering

Hovering … Drinking

Drinking … Dashing

Dashing … Chasing

Chasing … Flirting

The beating of tiny wings

A beautiful ballet

The Dance of the Hummingbirds

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A Rose-Colored Memory…

Have you ever taken a trip down memory lane?  I don’t know about you but my trips are far more romantic in nature than the reality ever was.  Everything is remembered through rose-colored glasses.  The house was bigger, the trees were taller, the colors were brighter and of course the people were younger.   However, when I have had the opportunity to actually stop by the place remembered, it turns out that memories are usually a far cry from reality.

My Memory!

My Dad grew up on the bayou with his Parents and three brothers and five sisters.  He and my Mom met in highschool, married and moved to the city.  I grew up a city girl, but I spent plenty of time on the bayou. 

One of my Uncles and his family lived on the bayou when I was growing up.  It was a wide meandering slow-moving bayou surrounded by swampy marshland, two lakes and a river.   I spent plenty of  time with my cousins along the banks of that bayou;  fishing, crabbing and playing. 

The old house was sandwiched between the bayou and the railroad tracks.   The house had a screened in porch and was tall enough for someone to walk under.  During the summer months we slept with the windows open and I would lay awake listening to the lonesome sound of the train whistle and the  splash of the fish on the water. 

At night the swamp would come alive with the sounds of nocturnal critters moving around and the glowing red eyes of the gators as they searched for their evening meal.  And sometimes I would scare myself thinking about what else might be lurking out there in the swamp.

Reality!

Recently, I was in NOLA for an extended weekend.  My husband and I decided to take a little detour from our route just to see what we might see.  I could hardly believe that it had been 20 years since my last visit to this place where I spent a wonderful part of my childhood.

My cousins still own the house but now it is referred to as “The Camp”.  The house is much smaller than I remember.   The only person that might be able to walk under it would be a two-year old and the screened porch has been enclosed. 

The bayou seems much more narrow and not nearly as mysterious as I remember it.  There are twice as many homes or camps on the bayou these days.  I noticed that the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has taken up residence in the area.  And I couldn’t help but also notice that there were several homes and camps that were destroyed by the most recent hurricanes.   But life on the bayou continues today much as it did all those years ago when I was a little girl living, laughing and loving my time spent on the bayou.

It was quite, not too much happening on this particularly hot August afternoon.  The place was incredibly peaceful not a soul in sight.  There wasn’t a breeze to be had and the water on the bayou was as smooth as glass. And although it doesn’t look very much like I remember it…it sure was a sight to see!

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Weekly Photo Challenge…Wildlife

The WordPress weekly photo challenge for this week is wildlife…and this is the wildlife in my life!

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