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

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dVerse prompt on solitude

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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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