Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

I took this photo at Bogue Chitto State Park in Louisiana. I do not know the flowers name, but it is beautiful. Perhaps someone can comment and  identify it.

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This macro photo of a White Marked Tusset Caterpillar was taken at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

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This macro photo was taken at Tickfaw State Park in Springfield, Louisiana. Click and view large format for worm clarity.

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I took this photo of the first church built in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana in 1821. Historical, architectural, beauty! La Cathedrale St. John.

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Houston has a restaurant that can make your feel as if your right home in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. This restaurant is known as Ragin Cajun. Ragin Cajun serves some of the best po-boys, red beans and rice, boudin balls, gumbo, etouffe, jambalaya, crawfish, shrimp, blue crabs, and oysters on the half-shell around. The accordion’s sing out of the speakers as Cajun music is played.  The tables inside are linked together, so you get a community feel, and often find yourself talking to complete strangers. Unless your related to the Scrooge, your tongue should dance to the flavors of Ragin Cajun. For more information visit http://www.ragin-cajun.com/

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Raw Oysters On The Half-Shell

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Boiled Crawfish

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Red Beans and Rice

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Fried Shrimp Po-Boy

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Cypress knees in a slough. This photo was taken at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte, LA.

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This is a beautiful example of a Cypress Swamp located at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Lake Charles, LA. I took this photo while camping.

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Down in the swamps of Southern Louisiana lives one of the best cultures in the World in my opinion. Cajuns are a humble people who know how to have a good time without all the excesses of life. Some would call it simplicity. When it comes to food there’s no exception. This simple meal consists of Boudin which is a Cajun sausage stuffed with rice, pork, green onions, and of course cayenne pepper. On the side, we have another favorite which is rice, okra, and tomatoes. Delicious!

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