Monday, January 3, 2011

Postcards from Louisiana: Plantations

No visit to the south is complete without a visit to a plantation. We saw the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens which sits in the shadow of the Mississippi River and levee.  What an amazing river this is, which we have sadly mucked up with industry.  

Surrounding the old plantation house were now gardens, probably vastly different from the past when sugar cane was grown for acres around the house. Here is a map of what the plantation used to look like.

I just loved this silver plated lobster platter that was inside the house. I've never seen something like this before and for a New England girl, how cool! But, the best thing was not man made, but bee made.  I have never seen honeycomb hanging out of a tree like this.  
A great place for a family shot!


  1. The gate with the tree in the shot is amazing. It would be fun to live there! What a shot of the honeycombs! I was sure it was going to be some weird fungus, but that is much cooler.

  2. I didn't get to visit a plantation while in that area :( But as a child I dreamed of living on one- how beautiful!


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