Lake Pontchartrain

Sun was setting on Lake Pontchartrain so I hurried along the road where once a sugar cane plantation stood. Past trees hundreds of years old. I did not expect such solitude. Only a young pelican learning to dive close to shore broke the calm of the lake.

On the walk back I saw a white-headed woodpecker and three deer standing on the fringe of the marsh. The fading light surrounded everything.

rare winter bird calls

hidden in the long branches

to be discovered


dVerse prompt on solitude

Lake Pontchartrain

6 thoughts on “Lake Pontchartrain

  1. What a lovely place to enjoy solitude. I’ve never been but I know a song by the Irish band Planxty that is about Lake Pontchartrain. Here’s a link to the song.

    I would love to see a pelican and a white-headed woodpecker – and I love the rare winter bid hiding in long branches!

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