Life on the Bayou

"There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still." -Henry David Thoreau

Something a bit different today! While I was in the southern US, I ventured west from Florida to New Orleans and while there, meandered down to Holmes Bayou for a day. I have several animal-related posts from that mystical Louisiana bayou but today we're going to take a look at the life of the most familiar animal of all. Or the least familiar, depending on who you ask. Humans. Specifically, the homes that they have constructed on the bayou so that they may sustain themselves of its offerings.

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There are still wild people everywhere you go. People who live in cypress swamps fraught with tropical storms and snakes. Beautiful snakes. People who live deep in the woods and are happy to continue surviving off the land for generations.

Stay tuned for more blogs from the bayou and more Florida birds as well.