After being away from Louisiana for about 4 months and then returning, I've come to realize how unique the landscape is here...cane fields, cypress tree-pine tree-magnolia tree-milkball tree-etc. forests, more cane fields, dirt-not sand, tobacco fields, even more cane fields, the levee, the random HUGE trees, river road, fricken....mosquitoes..bastards..., the rivers, more cane fields.... then you have the many plants. Plants as in factories not as in nature. I pass by at least one every time I get in my car and I can't help but to stare at the worn down polluted metal labyrinths and think that they are...beautiful. I don't know if I can explain it...but...I just think that they are.
I feel as though I'm able to appreciate things more, I notice things more, I like things more.
I've been eating many a butterscotch candy.
These are not exactly what I'm talking about when I say metal labyrinths. at all. but I still like them.
I went to Mandaville to visit Juuliaaaaaah last weekend. We did a lot of changing scenery and doing basically a wonderful nothing. BUT we also went down a nature trail. Very fascinating. Very beautiful. Very entertaining.
Mr. Robber Fly. He was trying to capture a dragonfly as we passed them by..but failed. Julia pointed him out to me. He actually kinda looks like a smaller version of a dragonfly. Maybe he has the Napoleon Complex...that's why he eats dragonflies. I also read that he has 3 eyes and mustache like bristles on his face to protect him when he encounters a prey. A mustache that is used as a defense mechanism. That's funny. Maybe that's what mines for.........................
Eyed Click Beetle. He was hanging out on a stump. Apparently he's one of those that snaps his body when he gets attacked or scared..which then launches him into the air away from danger... presumably. Reminds me of the time a smaller click beetle flew at my hands --which caused me to throw my phone down the cemented side of the levee.... thanks guys.
a wee bit special.
He wandered into our back yard...and was getting attacked by my dog. I saved him and put him in a bucket for a while until I realized that I could set him free in the ditch. It must have been where he came from because as I was holding him and got closer to the ditch he began to peak his head out...then when I got nearer to the water he sprouted and started to wiggle and scratch at me then shot into the water. yay! :)
Battle of the skiiieeeeess: