Louisiana…Louisiana, they’re oaks are washin away, their cypress are washing away

26 Feb

I am in Louisiana! Where our wonderful Gumbo Writer is. I have been fed and fed and fed. I’m about to burst wide open with all the food they’ve “forced” me to eat (teehee). Shrimp Poboy, crawfish pie, King’s Cake, Grilled Shrimp, etc etc etc etc! Just had lunch with Angie (Gumbo Writer) another friend, and my son and his fiance (who are also visiting here from Oregon).

It’s 75 degrees today and will be 80 tomorrow – wow. Spring weather!

I’ve barely opened my laptop…..Soon, I’ll be back to my regular schedule…..
Also, give me a bit of time to announce the winner of the two books; I will be doing that soon, but I feel as if I’m actually on a real vacation.
(And hey, I just realized! …It’s my birthday today!)
In the photos, you can see where the last hurricane, Gustav, has sickened the trees – it is winter, yes; but, the live oaks, which stay green all year, look stressed….so do some of the other trees.


20 Responses to “Louisiana…Louisiana, they’re oaks are washin away, their cypress are washing away”

  1. Lisa February 26, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    hey kat, hope all is well- will be glad to have you back with us soon xx

  2. Jill of All Trades February 26, 2009 at 9:22 am #

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Angie Ledbetter February 26, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    NANNER NANNER BOO BOO! I got the Kathryn woman captured here in Gumbo Land and may never let her geaux!! :)HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY…wish all of you bloggy friends could be here too for food, fun and real time with friends!

  4. DebraLSchubert February 26, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    Dear Kat, Happy Birthday! You share your special day with one of our other brilliant blogging friends, Amy Nathan! And, thanks for the pics – pretty darn awesome. OK, Angie – I’m waiting for a personal invite – the food sounds like it’s to die for!

  5. Sandra Leigh February 26, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Oh Kat! Happy Birthday! And you get to spend your birthday with Angie. How cool. I wish you – both of you – a wonderful day filled with laughter and chocolate.

  6. Janna Qualman February 26, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    So beautiful down there! My hubby worked in New Orleans two summers ago, helping with Katrina clean up. We visited him while he was down there, and I wish I’d had more time to take in the beauty. And I’d take some of that weather, too!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  7. jinksy February 26, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Happy Birthday, Blogpal xxx

  8. Waterfall February 26, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    Happy birthday! Your Louisiana pictures are making me homesick (and sad about the trees).

  9. smiles4u February 26, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Hope you and your friends have lots of fun and enjoy that beautiful weather!

  10. Michelle February 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    Happy Birthday to you.Have fun!

  11. Hippy Witch February 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    Happy Birthday.

  12. Debbie February 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Well, happy birthday little lady! If I had known, I would have baked a cake and eaten it:)I’m jealous of you and Angie. Can we plan our little get-together soon?

  13. Jessica February 26, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    Those trees are SO beautiful!Glad you’re having fun. :-)

  14. Anonymous February 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    The food Kat describes is everyday fare here. Throw in Lent and we get to eat even more seafood. Again, have to take one for the team. Enjoy the weather. Oren

  15. Barry February 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAT!!!And welcome home!

  16. Barbara February 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    Happy Birthday! We miss you!!

  17. Deb Shucka February 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    What a great way to spend a birthday! I’m envying your great time with Angie. Love your photos. Are those cormorants in the last one? What about the soaring birds?

  18. Marcy February 26, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    Despite some of the damage to the trees, there are some really cool ones in your photos. Thanks for sharing.

  19. MarionL February 27, 2009 at 1:30 am #

    Your tree photos of my luscious state are beautiful. I hadn’t seen the state capitol since they cut down the mighty old Oak there. It almost made me cry to see it looking so bare….My daughter had her wedding photos taken under it. I’ve lived in Louisiana all of my life. I’ll never tire of its unique, mysterious beauty. I’ll be looking for your book. I’m a prolific reader. Enjoy your trip. I’m glad you got to visit the most beautiful state in the Union. :-)

  20. Pseudonymous High School Teacher August 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    Oh yeah, this is amazing!

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