After making you suffer through my essay about the Bayou People and the reasons you should love us, here’s a photo of a cypress swamp about 5 miles north of where I live at sunrise. This is my peace offering to smooth any feathers I might have ruffled. My intentions are good.
And if you aren’t feeling better yet, maybe this will help . . .
To me, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world–the Mauvais Bois Cypress Swamp, 10 miles NW of my home–and the favorite spot of everyone who takes my wetland tour. After all these years, this scene still takes my breath away, and inspires me to continue to be vocal about the necessity of protecting this last cypress stand.