Lost Cities of Louisiana

The towns of Ruddock and Frenier lie just along the western shore of Lake Pontchartrain on the strip of land dividing Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas.  In their advent they were small railroad towns, both with different economical backgrounds: Ruddock was primarily a Cypress logging town, while Frenier was colonized by German cabbage farmers.  Logging canals … Continue reading

Fall Colors at Clark’s Creek

Clark’s Creek in the late Fall is quite stunning with the foliage of Beech Trees and other native plants changing subtly as they senesce.   The hike was beautiful and showcased the delicate orange, red, and yellow leaves set against an evergreen backdrop of Magnolia and Pine.  The water level was low, with trickles dripping … Continue reading