Common Gallinule... inhabits marshes and ponds from Canada to Chile.
'Two Old Buddies II'; 100 year old boat house amd guardian oak at Avery Island Jungle Garden, Louisiana. "...Time is like a rairoad train, A one-way ticket - no turning back. And the prayer of every passenger is to stay securely on the track..." Excerpt from Where Did All the Decades Go by John & Edna Massimilla. ©Al Gallia
'Two Old Buddies'; 100 year old boat house amd guardian oak at Avery Island Jungle Garden, Louisiana. "...Time is like a rairoad train, A one-way ticket - no turning back. And the prayer of every passenger is to stay securely on the track..." Excerpt from Where Did All the Decades Go by John & Edna Massimilla. ©Al Gallia
©Al Gallia; 'The Garden'; "...I will meet Him each day in the garden, Then one day I will answer His call, To the beauty and splendor of Heaven, The most beautiful garden of all." Excerpt from Two in the Garden by Frances Culp Wolfe.
'Opulence Once Lived Here'; Old boat house at Avery Island Jungle Garden, built by Charles Ward c. 1910 to house a 72' luxury yacht for his hunting/fishing camp. Over 100 years old! ©Al Gallia
©Bobbie Gallia; 'Hangin On'; Old barn, sturdy and not giving up, south Louisiana near Avery Island.
©Al Gallia; "Not Much Longer"; Poor little building having such difficulty standing...sort of like aging folks. Hwy 42 in Livingston Parish.
Golden Hour, ©Bobbie Gallia
Be still and know that I am God. Peace to you.
©Al Gallia; "Thanksgiving Time II"; Glorious autumn evening, filled with peace and tranquility, at Lake Martin/Cypress Island Preserve near Lafayette, Louisiana.
©Bobbie Gallia; "A Big Smile, Please"; Alligator at Avery Island Jungle Gardens, Louisiana
©Bobbie Gallia; "Bayou Teche Autumn"; Evangeline Oak Park, St Martinville, Louisiana. (168)
©Bobbie Gallia; "Summer Rain Coming"; Lake Martiin/Cypress Island Preserve, Louisiana on a hot August day. (169)
©Al Gallia; "Day is Done"; Winter evening at Lake Martin/Cypress Island Preserve, Louisiana. (154)
©Al Gallia; "Daunting Task"; Ironing was certainly intimidating in the good old days; Vermilionville Cajun/Creole Heritage Park in Lafayette, Louisiana.
©Al Gallia; "Evening Grandeur"; Winter sunset at Lake Martin, Louisiana.
2ND PLACE AWARD. ©Al Gallia; "Aging Elegance"; Old lace curtain in weathered window of historic Acadian home in Vermilionville Cajun/Creole Heritage Park, Lafayette, Louisiana.
'Still Waters & Old Friends'; Cypress trees and still waters on fall afternoon, Lake Martin, Lafayette, LA. ©Al Gallia
©Bobbie Gallia; "Sun Bathers Convention"; A large gathering of turtles celebrate the welcome warmth of the early spring sun on a floating platform. The lake is located at the Vermilionville Cajun/Creole Heritage & Folklife Park, Lafayette, Louisiana. (152)
'Mallard in a Hurry'; Mallard duck cruising at full speed, near Watson, LA. ©Bobbie Gallia
©Bobbie Gallia; "Hot Summer Evening"; Great Blue Heron at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, near St. Martinville, Louisiana. (003)
©Al Gallia; "Waiting Patiently"; Great Egret at Girard Park lake on University of Louisiana campus, Lafayette, Louisiana. (167)
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