Author Archives: louisianabelle

About louisianabelle

Louisiana native, nature lover, and amateur photographer

The Confidence Builders

Before I started selling photos professionally, I’d give my work away to friends and family. Always having doubts, I just couldn’t believe anyone would want to pay for a hobby that I absolutely adored. The give-aways and the subsequent praise … Continue reading

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Oh, Happy Day!

My daughter’s wedding in Portland, OR was the most beautiful setting for a ceremony I’ve ever witnessed. Yes, some things went wrong, but there are so many moments we’ll be laughing at later. Like the judge who was late because … Continue reading

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Goin’ to the Chapel…

This is my last scheduled post until I return from Oregon around the 8th of September. MY DAUGHTER IS GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God truly blessed me with Autumn. She is the perfect daughter, always carrying herself with grace and dignity. She … Continue reading

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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Here it is, August 16, 2015, and I’ve finally run out of scheduled posts. Looking through my archives I realized that I never posted my Mother’s Day pics. Boy, I have really been slacking on my blog and picture sharing … Continue reading

Posted in birds, cactus, cafe jefferson, flowers, food, lake, lake peigneur, peacocks, rip van winkle | 35 Comments

Port Hudson

On March 21st I was traveling through St. Francisville, LA and noticed the entrance to the Port Hudson State Historic Site. Curious, I pulled in and stumbled upon the end of a Civil War reenactment. These were fun photos to … Continue reading

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The Fisher Kings

Photos taken May 25, 2015 at LSU Lakes. This was a super fun afternoon sitting on the bank watching these experts at work. I was about 12-15 feet from them. The bird with the “golden slippers” and black beak is … Continue reading

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Peaceful Paddle

Late one evening at the end of June, my friend Theresa and I, drove to my favorite place to kayak: Lake Martin. She was taking a lesson from Pack and Paddle, so I hitched a ride with her. Kayaking relatively … Continue reading

Posted in anhinga, great egret, little blue heron, red-winged blackbird, reflections, signs, yellow lotus | 43 Comments