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Monthly Archives: December 2014


After visiting Arcadia, next on the list of places to visit was Waterproof, Louisiana. Though I never actually lived in Arcadia, I lived the first fifteen years of my life in Waterproof on Lake St. John. I couldn’t have more than a few hundred zillion great memories of the place. In fact, I don’t have even one bad memory of it and couldn’t wait to visit again.

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“You can’t go home again.”

I suppose most of us have heard the above phrase at one time or the other. Essentially, the gist of the meaning is that once one moves or leaves a certain area they once held dear, it is impossible to go back and capture the feeling and spirit that same area once held. Things change and, when they do, will never be the same again. It’s a simple concept really. It is a premise that slapped me very hard across the face this past weekend when my husband and I took a road trip to Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

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Last night was the Clear Lake Christmas Boat Parade.  The marina where we keep our boat affords perhaps the best seat to watch it.  Outsiders are always trying to crash the marina, to the extent that now the marina has police to keep non members out.  Still, any of us can have all the guests we want come.  It’s a big party for sure…ice chests and chairs and the boat parade.

Prior to the parade we decorated our boat.  That’s it in the pix above.  It’s a real tree, real lights and decorations, but it’s only about eighteen inches tall.  Quite a few in the marina decorate their boat in some small way.  Here’s a different photo.

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I like photography.  I aced an elective photography course in college back in the day.  My gift to myself upon graduating college was a Nikon F2 SLR, one of the best cameras in the world at the time…went on to get a Nikonos V underwater rig for scuba adventures.  I was given an inexpensive Sony digital point-and-shoot pocket camera that took great photos.  I bought a Nikon Coolpix digital when they came out that was the bomb.  And, of course, there’s my iPhone camera.  My current camera for serious photography is a Nikon DSLR and a Go Pro Hero 3+ POV.  But, in spite of the hardware, I’m not what I’d call a photographer.

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