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Friday, November 26, 2010
Autumn on the Bayou
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Tuesday Dear Hubby and I decided we need to just take a day off before the work of cooking and getting ready for all of our kids and family to come for Thanksgiving Dinner began in earnest..... Now we just love visiting Vidalia, LA. which is just across the River Bridge from Natchez, Ms.. and we always find plenty of pecans there which was our main reason for going. But we also decided to just ride the back country roads and enjoy the Auntumn colors that is always such a joy to see.
When we got to Vidalia we ate lunch at our favorite little "stop in the road" cafe and as always enjoyed the home cooked buffet of chicken and dumpling and a whole slew of Veggies.
We then went just down the street and around the corner and bought our pecan. This being done, we decided to go a little farther west on Hwy 84 and hit Hwy 65 that goes north into the LA. Delta and Pecan country. Our plans where to follow 65 to Tallulah then cut back to Vicksburg and back down to Wesson.
It had been raining when we left home but by 1 o'clock the day was just beautiful. We took several little back roads off 65 and just let them take us were they wanted too.
Here are a few of the pictures I took which shows how beautiful Autumn on the Bayou can be.
This was taken on 65 near the center of town in Ferriday, LA...
Small country road that runs beside the Tensas River
Pecan trees along Hwy 65 for as far as the eye could see.
Beautiful long stretch of LA Delta land pecan trees are on the right side of the road.
Delta cotton land waiting for the Spring for planting time...
I will end with a picture that is my favorite, I don't know if these Crosses appear in other parts of the Country, but since about the early 70's I've noticed more and more of them appearing on the roads and byways of our South. I was told that a Gentlemen who found out he had cancer and was healed went around the country putting up the 3 Crosses to honor our Lord.