Tag Archive | Southwest Louisiana

My Photo: Rice Harvest Time

Okay, I took these photo shots a few weeks back from my Mom’s backyard. Watching the combine cut rice in the fields brings back memories of my Dad  in the rice fields.

Anyway,  I can say these photo shots came out nice. But that’s only my opinion.

 

Southwest Louisiana Rice Field the day before the rice field was cut.

 

Rice Feast.. Those birds were having a snack.

 

 

Last but not least,  a beautiful sight of rice being cut.

Southwest Louisiana Harvest Time..

Have a great week 🙂

 

My Photo: My Tropical Sunset View

Okay, I took this photo shot a few weeks ago. My reaction when I saw the sunset was to grab my camera,  I was not expecting to capture this view for it was

A perfect setting for a story idea.

Never expected to capture this view. Wow! was my reaction.

Okay, I think these two photo shots came out nice.

How a great weekend ☺

My Every Day Life: A Short Break

Okay, this is my shortest post.  I am will not go into details. I will say two of my family members passed last month. Two days apart from each other. One was my Dad’s nephew, and the other my Mom’s brother. (My uncle) I took their passing hard and had to take a break from writing.
I am getting back to my writing and photography, which I missed a lot.

 

roses, gardening, memories

I took time off to think and remember those who are gone.

Here’s a photo shot  I took a few week ago.

Hope everyone have a great week.  🙂

My Cherish Memories: 17 Years Went By Fast

Okay, this post has taken  me a long time to write not because it’s a long post. It’s actually a short post. Anyway, since no other family members never made a short dedication to my Grandmother, I decided to share a photo of her and my Grandfather.

 

 

 

17 years today

My Grandfather Aristile Demet Apr. 20, 1911- Dec. 28, 1989 and Grandmother Lydia Bourque Demet Jan. 6, 1916-March 3,2000.

 

I  cannot believe how time goes by fast? It’s already 17 years of my grandmother passing. All I can say about her, she was something else.

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Visit From My About Page

I was looking over some of my posts, which brought me to my About page.  I realized I needed to do another rewrite.  Oh yes, I am sharing my first name.

This Cajun gal is a creative writer/blogger, whom loves creating stories. When she is not writing, she is reading anything she can find interesting. (I need to catch up on my reading.) or outdoors enjoying a Southwest Louisiana evening. She has a passion for photography and genealogy.

 

One determined Cajun gal. ~Verna Rose~

photo of myself

Last year for my  B-day, I did not take no photo, nor wrote about being 41.  But I have these two lovely photos of myself.

 

Now, I think this describes myself a little better. But never know with this Cajun gal, I might do a rewrite later on.

 

 

 

 

 

My Photo: A Long January Evening

Okay, after being away from my computer for a while. I got a chance to take more photo shots of the evening sky and try something new with these photos. I added a board around my photos. This is my first try with a board. I might add the boards to my other photos. but it takes a lot of time and patience to get it right the first time. Unfortunately for me, it took a while to get these photos to look this way.

A cold January evening a cool sunset.

A cold January evening a cool sunset.

After a foggy start at the beginning of the month. I finally capture a beautiful view.

After a foggy start at the beginning of the month. I finally capture a beautiful view.

I think I will always be amazed by how my photo shots turns out.

I think I will always be amazed by how my photo shots turns out.

Okay, I think these photo shots came out okay. I think I will go back with a normal look for my photos.

Have a great weekend.  🙂

My Photo: A Visit From November and December

Okay, as I look back on 2016, I realize I have accomplish two of my goals for 2016. I learned an important lesson on non-writer friends. I can listen to their opinion, but I do not need to follow their advice. I am a writer and nothing they says will get me discourage into not writing.(Oops! I got off the subject.)

Anyway, here is my favorite photos from November and December.

 

I watched as the clouds as they changed color.

I watched as the clouds as they changed color.

My thoughts takes me miles away.

I wish I was in a far off place I writing.

Now, I could not leave my November’s without sharing these photo shots of the Moon. I have to admit my Moon photo shots has improved, since I began taken photo shots of the evening sky.

 

A Novemeber Full Moon

An improvement since my first Full Moon photo shot.

On a quiet November evening. My only complaint. It was not cold. :(

On a quiet November evening. My only complaint. It was not cold.

As I said good-bye to November. December came in with a rush. My Birthday was not what I expected, which meant no self photo.  But I did get these nice photo shots.

 

A Foggy December Evening

A Foggy December Evening

Now, I zoomed in for this close up photo shot.

Now, I zoomed in for this close up photo shot.

And there the sun went down in the distance.

And there the sun went down in the distance.

I have no idea what 2017 will bring for me, but I am hoping for something nice this year.

 

Have wonderful weekend 🙂

My Photo: Memorial Visit From October

Oh yes, in October I took a mini break to a place my Dad would talk about on our vacation to my Grandfather and Grandmother’s home in Southeast Louisiana. Each time we would pass by and on our way back home.

Well anyway, I decided to visit this beautiful place. ( The Cafe serves delicious food, my new favorite is a Muffuletta Sandwich. 🙂

I could just imagine a couple walking along these oak and having a picnic beneath those oak tree.

I can imagine a couple strolling along this oak tree .

My first attempt to capture these lovely oak trees.

My first attempt to capture these lovely oak trees.

If oak trees could talk, they would whisper how a young boy, his brother,his father and his uncles planted them in a straight line and walked from each oak trees in 1940.

Oh, the beautiful oak trees my Dad Loved to talk about. Of course, his father,his uncles and his brother and him were the one who planted these lovely trees back in the late 40’s.

 

I could not leave without a photo shot of this landmark sign.

I could not leave without a photo shot of this landmark sign.

Pink flowers on this quiet peaceful walk..

Pink flowers on this quiet peaceful walk..

 

I turned towards the flower and got a lovely surprise

I turned towards the flower and got a lovely surprise

 

 

How time went by fast. The whole tour takes an hour and a half. But for me with camera it would have probably took longer.

How time went by fast. The whole tour takes an hour and a half. But with me it would have probably took longer.

 

Last but not least a view of A beautiful view of Lake Peigneur(It’s French.. Google translator pronounce the name correct.)

A lovely view with a reminder of the past. Y'all see this Lake sit on top of a Salt Dome Mine.

A lovely view with a reminder of the past. Beneath Lake Peigneur is a Salt a Mine.

Now, there is a lot of information on Jefferson Island on Nov 20-21, 1980,which is on YouTube video documentary Lake Peigneur sinkhole disaster

(For anyone who wants to know more about Lake Peigneur. I won’t go into details.)

 

A reminder of the past. The top of a drilling rig.

A reminder of the past.
The top of a drilling rig. Nov. 20,1980

 

I always heard about the house that went into the Lake. Well, here's a view of the chimney

Now, I have always heard about a house going into the Lake. This could be the chimney but I am not quite sure.

 

I have to admit these photo shots came out very nice and my favorite ones on my mini break, which, I do not go on often. Maybe in 2017, I will go on another mini break to Rip Van Winkle Gardens. But never know with me.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.  🙂

 

 

 

 

My Writing: Goals For 2017

My goals and plans for 2017.
• Write a post on a subject I never mention. But needs to be written.
• Take vacation without informing family members until the last-minute.
• Write more poems.
• Finish editing my book.
• Have patience and motivation when editing. (Don’t Delete file by mistake again. I will always check Recycle Bin.)
• Write one post on a tough topic. Later, in the year.
• More photo shots.
• Research my family history, which is a mystery.
• My education In my younger years, I had to put off furthering my education. Now, I want to learn new things.
• Job hunting again. Apparently, not many appreciate honest help. (Maybe, a future post on this subject. Never know with me.)

I think my list for 2017 will be simple or maybe not. But never with me.

 

 

Last but not least, a few photo shots I have taken in the past years. (Photo shots not in order.)

As it went down I snapped shots of these nice

sunset, frost, winter, Southwest Louisiana

A Beautiful Southwest Louisiana’s Winter Sunset.. 2014

Getting Close To Lunch Time

Getting Close To Lunch Time

 

Beautiful, sunny day, winter, cold, Southwest Louisiana;

The last time there was an Ice storm was  back in January of 1997.
Jan. 27, 2014

Hummingbird in Mamou Tree

Hummingbird in Mamou Tree

Have a wonderful week. 🙂

 

My Photo: A Visit From August and September

Now, August brought a lot of rain, a flood to the surrounding area. The Highway in front of my Mom’s home.

After a week of heavy rain, this was Monday morning.

After a week of heavy rain, this was Monday morning.

The water slowly went over the road in the early morning hours. That’s all I will say about The August’s flood.  As August slipped away September brought in beautiful sunset

 

 

When I see this photo shot I think of a fiery sky.

When I see this photo shot I think of a fiery sky.

SONY DSC

This is the before photo shot.

An idea for one of my work in progress formed.

An idea formed from this photo shot.

 

I have to admit I took a few photo shots in August, but September had many photos in my photo album.  I chose these three photo shots  for September 2016.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.  🙂