Thursday, November 02, 2006

Oak Alley Plantation "Arts and Craft Show"

Sunday October 29th Art and I took a drive to Oak Alley Plantation. I love the drive on down River Road. The plantation faces the Mississippi river. Lining the walk way to the river are 28 two hundred year old oak trees.

The grounds were very crowded with people visiting the craft show and enjoying the beautiful grounds. There was one booth at the show that I was really impressed with.
They painted pictures using the soil from the river to create their paint colors.

My attention was captured by the orbs and narly roots of the oaks.

Can you imagine the tales these tree could tell if they could talk?
The history and the people they have seen.....

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Haunting

Four or five years ago I took this picture. It was a painting in the window of a store in the French Quarter. I do not know who the artist is. I wonder if they knew this picture it would haunt me. New Orleans is famous for its ghost stories.