Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bayou Corne, Louisiana: Grand Bayou Street



Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana

You'd think a street named Grand Bayou Street would be at least a little grand. But even calling this a street is a over-reaching; it is more a lane.

Perhaps because of the many recent rains and the higher water, this stub of a road called Grand Bayou Street was chock full of wildlife out for a stroll.

Look at the photo at the top of this page. Do you see the 15 speed limit sign? Now look up a little ways and  to the left, just past the curve of the road. That's a gator tail.


Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana


As I creeped up the lane, birds ambled in front of me.


Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana


I couldn't help but think of Stephen King's short story, The Mist, where a section of Maine was engulfed in a rolling fog from whence nightmare versions of everyday spiders, birds, and the like swooped out to prey on humans. Not that this is a thing in South Louisiana. But it could be. On a hot, dark night. On a little lane named Grand Bayou Street. Next to a gigantic, bubbling, sulphuric sinkhole.   


Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana


 I saw a big galoot of a gator slide into the water, but a little further on, I saw this pretty girl stay by the road until I got very close, and then she, too, moved into the water.


Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana


The bird above has some good cover.


Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana


This is Louisiana, so there was the ubiquitous oil/gas line:


Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana



Grand Bayou Street, Bayou Corne, Louisiana



   




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