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Wonderful collection and I especially liked the Ursuline Convent and recovery post Katrina. Very informative and excellent writing. The nature shots are just gorgeous . Thank you for sharing. Kim Bernadas
Dear Coleen: Have a "Live Oak Society" forward project to share with you. Would be extremely remiss to not have you in the mix. Regretfully, have lost your email address. Mine is PhilCNugent@gmail.com I can be reached at 504-654-9595.
"Do something everlasting and evergreen, Plant a Live Oak".
Best Regards as Always:
Overwhelmed by the beauty of your photographs, Coleen. What a fabulous talent that you share with all.
Xoxox, Louellen Berger
You commented on my gosling photo so I came to visit your site. I've spent the past few hours enjoying your galleries. A year ago we visited New Orleans for the first time and spent eight wonderful days walking the city. It brings a smile to remember the heat, the music, the people, the archetecture, the flowers, the food..... Your pictures showing Katrina's damage highlights how beautiful the restoration has been in City Park, a favourite place we visited. I will continue to watch your posting from my so much colder country.
Colleen, please let where your gallery is located.Thanks
Coleen- this is Tammy Block from Riverside Health Care in Missoula, MT with the Osprey nest. We want to thank you for the calendars and your thoughtful note. Thank you for thinking of all of us. We didn't know how else to get ahold of you. Happy New Year!
I came across your pictures accidentally while trying to find out the opening times of the museum at Carville. They are beautiful. The doctor you refer to who took the five patients by coal barge to Carville in 1896 was my grandfather, Dr. Isadore Dyer, a dermatologist in New Orleans. Later to become the Dean of Tulane Medical School. In the 50's & 60's my father, also a physician, would take us to Carville on Sundays for picnics on the grounds and to visit with the Sisters of Charity. It is a unique place in America and hopefully will continue to serve as a testament to the many who lived and labored there for so many years.
Jack Dyer-New Orleans
Bonne fête aux acadiens, beautifull galleries , i prepare a trip for Louisiana and your pictures help me to choose the best place for birding and visiting.
Louise from Quebec
Yes, I also have found my 40D quite sensitive to light at times...
I find myself shooting a number of stops over the recommended reading and even then the image is either to dark and lacks detail or it is washed out. I have learned to read my histogram and shoot accordingly and then do major post processing. I depend heavily on my HDR software and my Raw software in Lightroom 4. Bracketing is the only way to go in extreme light conditions....
Thank you so much for your kind words and tributes to my dad (Hilton)
and Uncle Alton. They both spoke of you fondly.
Many years ago I signed up for a workshop that was aimed at the inner-play between light and shadows. At the time I was shooting in B&W and developing my own images. I always remember that workshop and what that instructor taught me. To this day I still look for the inner-play between light and shadows..
Thank you very much for your nice comment on my Cascades water image...
You are more than welcome to use my image, Day Lily, to make you a pin...
If you wish I can send it to you via Email or you can download it from my website..G. O'Dell
Beautiful pictures! I grew up in LA & moved from there back in '84. Have only made 2 short trips back since then & miss it! Thank you for the pictures!
Beverly Dumestre Hughes Watts
My grandson, Burk, and I have enjoyed viewing your website, however, we have not been able to locate the MWC Swamp Tour. We are jealous of the patience you must have in your photography of wildlife. Thanks for sharing your photo galleries!
Good morning Coleen,
I appreciate your nice comment and vote on my "Strutting Tom" image....
I'm having my first show tomorrow night at a local gallery. I'm calling it "Picture-A-Day Expo." I'm only sending this to you and Cindi because the two of you have been my biggest encouragers over the years.
Coleen, I enjoyed looking at your wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing your beauty!
Coleen, I am Tricia's husband (son in law of Reed's wife's sister Josephine). I understand you wrote a paper on Night Blooming Cereus that you were honored for. I have a couple of large ones, and would like to read your paper. I have had a lot of success with mine and have had as many as 20 blooms in a night on one of them. Could you tell me how I can get a copy? I can give you my email (email@example.com) and you could email it to me. Thank you
Dr Stefan Rustscheff
Tks for publishing the beautiful pictures from Carville, a strange and hauntig place, as You say, filled with hope and sorrow.
Inspirational photography. Thank you for sharing.
Coleen - I surely enjoyed viewing your many photos. I knew you had taken a lot but never dreamed you had taken so many. I especially enjoyed the sunsets. When I stand on my front porch in the country in the winter after the sugarcane harvest the sunsets are especially beautiful and sharp just like you show in your pictures. Keep giving us more and more. Gertie Beauford
Jill Blouin Art
We met at the Harvest Festival this past weekend when you stopped to look at my paintings I had displayed. Thanks so much for sharing your website info, I have enjoyed looking through your photos. I especially like the sunsets on Lake Verret. They bring back wonderful memories with our kids. We spent many afternoons on the water fishing and swimming till the sun went down. I will make this site one of my favorites and visit often. Thanks.
Your photos are stunning. I especially love your grain a voler pictures. I have fond memories of picking & eating them with my dad as a kid. I've only been able to take my children twice since we live in Houston now, but they love it as much as I do. Yum yum! Thank you for the walk down memory lane.
Hey, Coleen! I appreciated your comment on the couple in the garden...it is a lovely place. I'll be taking a look at your galleries too! Honor WIDP
Hello, I stumbled upon your site when I was searching for information on the swan currently living in Audubon Park. I've been walking there daily for a few weeks now, and I've noticed how lonely he/she often seems (even surrounded by all of the ducks). Was there once a mate? Your photos are absolutely wonderful!!! I've bookmarked your site so I can return for more browsing. Really, really lovely. Thanks-
You OK? Have not seen you for a few days . . . tofu
Stephen D. Parker
Thoroughly enjoyed your site regarding Bonnet Carre' Spillway. The history and background is extremely interesting and the photographs are outstanding.
Thanks Coleen for your appreciated comment on my Winter Scene...
Many thanks Coleen for the nice comment on my bird image...
Lucky shot, I was driving down a gravel road and it was just setting there, so I stopped and took the shot...
Thanks Coleen for your nice comment on my image...
do you know the situation at Lake Martin? I havent been there for several years. Russell. mostly doing old buildings
Thanks for the nice comment on my Fall image...
That trail leads up to a Fire Tower on top of St. Mary's peak.
wanted to purchase a cop.for personal use only,of Homeplace ,back and front,YOUR WORK
Coleen, --without a doubt, you are one of the best Photographers on the Web. I love your pictures!!
Hello! I am a graphic artist (in Ohio) & was recently inspired by the music of Louisiana musician, C.C. Adcock. I am designing a logo for him (just for kicks) & wanted it to incorporate the 'feel' of Louisiana in the design, as his music does the same.
I stumbled upon your gallery, when searching for photos of Live Oaks. The Live Oak is a tree I am well aware of... but I am sad to say, I've never had (what must be) the humbling & religious experience of standing near an ancient one. Your photos of the oaks & of Louisiana in general do the same thing C.C.'s songs do - They are both imbued with the spirit & 'feel' of your state & they make me want to at LEAST visit!!!
You are obviously a concerned environmentalist too from some of the photo comments I read. My sincere & heart felt sympathy for the oil crisis in the Gulf. It breaks hearts all over the world, but none like those living on the coast, I am certain. :(
Your image "Live Oaks" from City Park was one of several online images that I compiled as inspiration for a design project I did during my final semester of interior design school. The project was for a community center in a neighborhood of New Orleans having trouble with repopulation after the storm. Your image and several others of oak trees and their roots helped me develop the concept of "Rootedness" that I used throughout my entire final project. As a recent graduate I'm building a portfolio and website to showcase my work and I'd like to ask for permission to use or purchase your photograph within this context. Please feel free to email me at TinaLee2584@gmail.com if you'd like further details on my intended use for your photo. Thanks for your time and for your inspiring photography.
How can I locate the photo you took for the Friends of City Park Newsletter Spring 2010? I have looked at all of the City Park/swan photos and have not recognized it. Would like to know prices. Thanks. We enjoy all of your photos!
I love the photo "Early Morning Mist in the Swamp" and I do paint.
Have you had any books published? I would love to paint this scene.
I was born in Opelousas and you have made me homesick.
Hi Ms. Coleen, I have a bride who is interested in having her Bridal session done at the Graugnard house. Can you give me any information on how to get in touch with anybody to have this done. Thank You
Yup! This country is in big trouble..
I wish our congress would get their heads out of their behinds and start doing somethig constructive, instead of sticking their heads in the sand...
Hi Coleen, I love all your pictures. Just wondering if you are related to the Landrys from Edgard. My Dad was born in St James in 1936 as Loles Pierre Landry. Just wondering. Dixie Landry DeGrushe
Saw your pictures for the first time last night. They are truly special. I no longer live in the New Orleans area. My entire life seemed to parade by as I viewed your beautiful pictures. Thank you. Until you move elsewhere you really don't know what it means to Miss New Orleans. And goodness, Katrina sure took a lot of our past away from us. I saw on another web site you attended Destrehan. Was wondering if you knew my father or some of my relatives. My dad was Peter Abate. I still have relatives in St. Rose. Look forward to seeing your future pics on pbase.
i am a painter working out of mandeville, la, and have been concentrating lately on oils showing marsh and wetlands. a triptych of marsh view from fountainbleau state park was featured in last sunday's 'st. tammany news' along with a write up on me and my art. i show my work in many places from galleries here and in misississippi as well as invitational shows. we do a big plein air show in abita springs every year to benefit their museum. i would like to purchase several of your photos if possible, to combine different elements for a large installation. i would credit your photos used.
please get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. check out peggyhesse.com to see some of my work.thanks!!
FANTASTIC! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU (AND YOUR SAINTS) I COULD POP.
SOAK UP THE CELEBRATION AND SEND US LOTS OF PHOTOS . . .
Can you please send me a copy of the picture you have of Felicite? It is my family's plantation home. I would appreciate having a copy of this photo, as I am writing a book on the plantation. I would be happy to give you photo credit.
good pictures of carville sad so much suffering good sisters so dedicated
Nice photos. Bobby Fletcher, LSU AgCenter
Coleen, Thank you SO much for your excellent pictures. They let me dream about being there! I live in Missouri, but am fascinated by Louisiana. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Your photos are lovely !
You said the crested ducks are Anconas, no way, look at the Anconas we raise and you will see the difference, Anconas have pinto horse type markings...www.BoondockersNaturals.com
Jose E Graugnard
Good Morning, congratulation for your pictures. Do you know the history of "Graugnards" house? Thanks for your help. We live in Honduras and we are the only family with this last name in the whole country, we try many time to find some information about our ancestory, the only thing I know is they came from louisiana in the earliest 1800s and there last address was in "new road" Louisiana
Coleen...Just want to let you know how much I have enjoyed your galleries. You are helping to keep history alive for generations to come. I hope your state realizes what a treasure you are! I especially was intrigued by your accounts of Katrina. My husband works for the national media and was down there for 8 weeks and of course went back on occasion through the years to mark anniversaries of Katrina. He has many heartwarming and devistating stories to tell also...I can only imagine the volumes that could be filled. We recently had a chance to go to New Orleans on our way back from vacation. It was mostly to see the progress and we did a little scouting for future trips. One of those scouting trips was down River Road. What a glorious drive! I was especially taken in by Evergreen. I could have starred at the Live Oaks for hours! You are truly blessed to live in a magical place. I hope the heart of Louisiana continues to heal. It is people like you that will help that progress by giving the world a glimpse in to yours.
I look forward to keeping up with your stories.
Karla S. Hall
Lacey Delhommer Vicknair
Great pictures! It's great to keep our history alive.
I completed my first full year of PAD today. I would like to thank you for your comments and encouragement over the past year. THANK YOU !
Enjoyed a look around your galleries... especially the Egrets...
Cheers... from bonnie Scotland.
I don't know you but ran into your photos on the internet and fell in love w/ Louisiana all over again!! Living here can be trying but your photos give me hope! I went out and started a garden that day. If I need an uplift I've bookmarked your page. I would recommend you as 'photographer laureate' of LA!! Thanks!
I found your galleries through a fellow pbaser. Very impressive images here, I especially like the bird shots. I also had to comment that I like how you included additional info on some of your shots. I always am curious about the story behind the photo. Look forward more of your work.
Hello Colleen: I am enjoying your beautiful work as I prepare my current newsletter for
mailing. I am the Assistant Director for Stella Maris Maritime Ministries, and I would love to print some of your photos of the Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening 2008 in my Winter 2008 Newsletter. May I have your permission to do so? Is there a fee? Please advise.
Regards, Donna Giroir (504) 756-0450.
Royal Guillot (Barry's Dad
Met you at Barry Guillot's get-together on October 25, 2008. Enjoying your web site.
Love your work to death!
Obviously I'm not as computer savvy as you I was just trying to send my congratulations message and to tell you to call when you can. My phone number is in the Orlando book...dorothy
My niece refered me to your site and I can not wait to share with my dad Etienne Trepagnier who will be 87 this July. His family lived in Montz and is very familiar with the history of both his family and the parish. We made several trips to spillway in the last month to see the lifting of the needles. Your gallery is breathtaking.
Coleen, Got to see some of your fine work through Manny Abadie and Richard Fernandez who were following the spillway opening and sent us the location of the pictures. We pass near your place in Montz when we go to see Arthur sister, Jane Faucheux, who lives down the road from you. You do beautiful work. Pat Burguieres Fernandez . . .
I can't tell you how much I enjoy your captures. However I don't know wheather they are the source or cure of my homesickness. Seems like every picture you take I have been in that same spot and took it for granted.Thanks a million!
Love the family pics. I cannot believe your grandson graduated in 2006!
He is just gorgeous! Time flies!
I really enjoyed the galleries.
seen your pictures of the spillway. i made the 1950 opening and the 97. im a six generation landry and have the b ook of landry s that go back to the original 126 families that settle in Louisiana
I was walking on the spillway levee earlier tonight and noticed you taking pictures. Then I happened upon your website while searching for info on the spillway. Beautiful pictures of the spillway at sunset, and I enjoyed some of your other photos also. Thanks for sharing them!
Great galleries, you really capture the New Orleans area well. I think the LSU area would be great for your live oak gallery. Wink wink.
Hi Coleen: It was great to run into you at the Cemetery last Saturday. So much history and interest. Do you have any interesting photos from New Orleans Cemeteries?
Keep our Live Oaks going.
I was encouraged to go onto your site by Lucky Cole. He said your work was beautiful but I wanted to see for myself. He was right, your work in wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing.
I'm the guy who was standing on the sea wall last Saturday evening taking pictures of the Lake Pontchartrain sunset - thought I'd stop by and take a look at your very nice site.
My photographs are on flickr. The URL is www.flickr.com/photos/jacoulter/ if you'd like to take a look.
It was nice meeting you and you're right - Lake Pontchartrain has some of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen.
Hi Coleen- Thank you for commenting on the wedding picture. I appreciate the fact that you review my my photos and comment on them. I liked what you said on this photo. What cought my eye on this shot, was the way the bride was looking at the groom. I removed your first message as you requested . Thanks again
I was emailed the photo of your brother's funeral over a year ago and have kept it in my email since. At the time I was unaware of your site and did not write to you. Who was the pastor/priest who officiated at the funeral? He has an uncanny resemblence to my brother who is also a minister, but we know it wasn't him. I hope he delivered a wonderful service for your family as your brother appears to have been an outstanding man. I appreciate any info. Thanks. email@example.com
Catherine Hingle Harrell
What a pleasant surprise to find your gallery while researching St. Joseph's Abbey! I'm sure you don't remember me, a college friend of Cary. I was married for several years to the son of Margie Lehew. Your photos are breath taking. I remember helping Cary clean the grave sites of your ancestors before All Saints Day one fall. I am so glad that you have Perilloux place.
Hi Colleen, I would like to know how I can get to and look at the Old Dickory tree. I grew up in Harahan and never knew about it. Is it in the vicinity of 8th street? By the way, I know your brother Reed. His wife is my wife's godmother. Her sister is my wife's mother (Josephine). I enjoy your photography and visit your site every month or so to see what's new.
Thanks for the nice comment...
Many thanks for your vote and comment on my moon lite image...
Oh, I do so enjoy stopping by from time to time to see your latest pictures - as well as the ones I've enjoyed before.
Hi Coleen- Thank you so very much for your comments and inspiring words regarding my recent photo "Stirring the Pot" I ever thought much about the smoke and its overall affect on the picture, but your words "the smoke brings it to life" really makes me feel great and I will always view it with that thought in mind. Thanks you so much By the way, I love you "Live Oak" gallery and your latest image will add another terrific photo to this display.
Happy New Year... and many happy shots in a new 2008. Thanks for Your support
Lovely photos, Coleen. I love City Park and it broke my heart to see it the way it was. I eat lunch in the park once a week or so since the storm. There were days in spring 2006 when I had the whole park to myself. As bad as it was, it was still gorgeous.
Thanks for these, Coleen, and keep taking pictures.
Ms. Coleen Perilloux Landry--I am writing you after learning of your wonderful photographic website, and I'm proud to say, I worked for you 30 years ago. You taught me a great deal about writing, photography, but mostly about LIFE. I fondly remember seeing you carry your big, heavy 35mm camera wherever you went, hoping to capture the right picture for the newspaper, a talent you display beautifully today on this world wide web!!! My My, how our world has changed in these 30 years....electronically, journalistically, communicatively....You go girl for keeping up with all the technology and doing it with such professional ease. I especially love the self portrait of you with barefeet in a long floral skirt at the "plantation." Your home, n'est pas?? Speaking of plantations, you may recall it was about 1977 when you and I went to a plantation (forgot the name) for a fancy creole dinner with some high-ranking folks from Jefferson Parish. Names need not be mentioned herewith, but the eventful evening will be permanently etched in my memory bank, particulary noting my naivite...quite evident back then, as I was a cub reporter straight out of the LSU School of Journalism. But back to your photos and how beautifully they portray a visual reminder to me of the state I love. Living in Pittsburgh now since 1984, my 3 children (my yankee legacies) are finally seeing for themselves through lenses like yours, what a cool state their mother grew up in. Thank-you for bringing out the best in La Louisianne .... pas partout. Your friend, Jeanne Dutel. I now teach Journalism, Creative Writing and English to high school students and am proud to have had our paths cross --- I often, very, very often think of you with a big smile on my face. I will check back soon for new arrivals. Jeanne.
William G. Mancebo
Thanks for visiting and commenting on
I hope that you viewed all of my moon shots; I often stay up all night to record those images...
Just re-visited some of your galleries with many new photos... very enjoyable... thank you for sharing...
I was in the class of '66 at Tulane, graduated '71 and hung around for nine more years. Your photographs of New Orleans and La. are special. I haven't been back in a long time, It just that its such a very hard place to leave... . Since Katrina Ive been thinking alot about it.
Keep up the good work
Coleen, thanks for sharing your excellent work. The devestation of Katrina soon disappears from our news screens, it is good that you are able to share a bit of what it was like now that the news teams of moved on.
Great site. I will bookmark for my sons to view as well!!!N
Thanks for your nice comment on my image...
COLLEEN PLEASE SEND ME ATHE WEB SITE THAT I CAN USE TO VIEW YOUR BEAUTIFULL PICTURES I TRIED THE PHASE.COM BUT I COULDNT FIND THEM THERE IM AT WORK AND IM AFRAID AFTER I CLOSE THIS OUT I WONT BE ABLE TO FIND IT AGAIN I LOVE YOUR PICTURES AND THEY REMIND ME OF MY HOME THA TI MISS SO MUCH PLEASE SEND ME INSTRUCIONS SO I CAN FIND YOU AGAIN THANK YOU BONNIE CAMPBELL
just cruising arround I discovered your page. Taking into consideration that dead is a part of our life, it is not a surprise that New Orleans Cementery is full of cold marbre beauty...I love New Orleans and hope things are better now, after the disaster.
Thanks for sharing your great galleries....thanks, Volker
Coleen, thanks for visiting my galleries and comment on my sunflower. Your pictures are so natural, full of warm and beutiful. I'll visit you :)
Hi Colleen,Thankyou for your comments.I've been perusing your Louisiana gallery.I'd never before realised how beautiful Louisiana is,you are to be envied.God bless you.
Coleen, I still check your photos every day. It's like being in N.O. with you. You really have that
journalistic "eye" for human interest. Thank you!
Many thanks for the pictures of Holy Cross and of the steamboat houses nearby. They bring back many wonderful memories.
I came about your gallery by accident,am in awe of your pictures. I to like looking up pictures of tugboats. I am also wondering about your last name landry,same as mine,as kid in the fifties we visited relatives in minneapolis,minn. I was told that the families came from louisianna in the early 1800s eventually homesteading in manitoba,ca.my dads parents came from clinton,iowa. I liked the pics of old buildings,and lantations.
Thanks for the comments on my picture. You have a remarkable site here. TFS
Coleen, Thank you so much for the experience you offer people in sorting out the issues, facts, realities of Katrina. It is so humbling to look through your gallery. I am a graduate student of urban planning in New York, NY. I am working with a group of students with rebuilding strategies and community organization. We will be in New Orleans the week of the 19th - our second trip. These images are a helpful look into day to day realities for residents.
Thanks for your comments and visit. Your shots of Cajun Country make me want to visit again.
Thank you for your recent comment on my River shot; you have some wonderful galleries and live in a beautiful location.
Thankyou for your nice comment on my Monarch butterfly.
Just seen your Katrina pictures, my heart goes out to you and everybody who was caught up in this natural tragedy. At least you had the good thought to get out when you did. Things can be rebuilt, people can't. Thank you for sharing your saddest time with us and I am glad that you are able to put your life back together. I was also interested in the wild life as they are never mentioned when these natural disasters happen. I'm glad to see that they are not forgotten. You have some really good photos here and some very sad moments to. But I'm glad you are still with us and we have not been deprived of your photography.
PS By the way when ever I see your name Landry I wonder whether we are distantly related as my Grandmother's maiden name was Landry and I believe that some of the Landry family went to live in Australia and America.
Thanks Coleenfor the nice comments on my image.
I'm now living in Duluth, Georgia, being a refugee from Metiarie... Thanks for the many pictures, especially for the before and after shots that you have... those seem to bring it home! I had nothing to come back to so my partner and I have made a home here. I'll always miss it, my friends at work, the look and the feel of New Orleans... I've been back 3 times and it's just so sad to see what was once such a beautiful place now barren. Thank you for the pics!
Thank you very much for your nice comment on my sunset photo :-)
Thank you for your kind comments and for giving me the opportunity of visiting your galleries and visualising the terrible traumas that nature meted out to you.
I hope things are improving for you now!
Best wishes and a happy New Year to you and your family.
Thanks for messages! :)
Thanks Coleen for your nice comments on my Winter Gallery, they are very much appreciated...
Very interesting site, beautiful design, thank.
I am in agreement with your comment about being unable to shoot a wild turkey. Funny thing is that nature is very much in accord with our feelings. Friends of mine who like to hunt birds tell me that the turkey is the most elusive of all of the game birds. Deer fire arm season coincides with turkey season in Michigan and the sight of blaze orange is enough to drive the birds into hiding for the length of the season. Turkey flocks are flourishing in Michigan.
Here's the answer to the question you left at my PAD today. Old Rag is the name of a mountain in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The PAD photo is a fire road (for access incase of forest fires, otherwise hikers only - no vehicles) that starts on Skyline Drive near milepost 42 in Shenandoah National Park. Old Rag mountain gets its name from the rock from which it's made - a formation known as Old Rag Granite. Thus - Old Rag Fire Road. Visit Ed's PAD and get your daily geography & geology lesson ;>}
Thank you for sharing your galleries...the "before" pix were a soothing remembrance. We offer up prayers of gratitude that you and your family survived safely with strong spirits intact.
Blessings from Birmingham, dear neighbor of the southland...our prayers are with you all.
I LOVED LOOKING AT YOU GALLIERS AND I PRAY THAT YOU GUYS CAN STAY SAFE THIS WEEKEND AND RITA GO AWAY NO ONE NEEDS ANYMORE HURRICANES GOD BLESS.
Hi Coleen: I was so concerned about you and was so glad to read in yur guestbook that you are fine. My condolances on the loss this special city has just experienced. I am sure it will come back even better than before. I just hope your home was spared!
Hi Coeen, I am also happy so glad to hear that you are safe. Take car! Ieke Vonk (Holland)
I heard your message on NPR radio this morning in San Diego, CA. Hopefully New Orleans and the Live Oaks will survive and flourish.
Glen (Hobo Pbase)
I am very glad to hear that you and your are safe. My thoughts are with you.
Hi Coleen, I am so glad that you and your family are all safe, however I know that the ordeal will continue for some time. I am sure you have the strength to overcome this devastation. Take care - our thoughts are with you, your family and everyone affected by this disaster. Sheena.
I hope you are safe. We watch the news most of the time and our thoughts are with everyone who is suffering
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all others in this disaster.
Coleen, I hope your getting through this ordeal with the help of the Lord, I don't know what to say, take care and stay safe, I will pray for you and others affected by the disaster.
thank God for that informaition Vivicille ! I do pray for all over there !
My family has learned that Coleen and her family were able to evacuate in time and all are safe. Please pray for the thousands of lives so devastated by this storm, and please donate to a storm relief charity if you can.
I sincerely hope everything's OK with you and your family.
Coleen, I do hope you are OK and its just the comms that are down, there seems to be such a contrast from your usual happy and peaceful posts to the news reports we are getting here. I really do keep thinking of you and hoping you are safe.
Coleen, We miss your daily updates and hope you've been able to stay safe. Our thoughts are with you, your family and friends as you deal with this terrible disaster.
Coleen, we are all thinking about you at this difficult time. Your galleries seem so earily quiet without you here, and it's so poignant to see the beauty of Louisiana before the Hurricane.
Please let us know you are safe.
Love from John and all PBasers
Donna n Paul
Coleen, I know that you live in the area terribly affected by Katrina. If you can access this site and need a place to stay, though it may be cramped, contact us either thru pbase or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thankfully we were spared completely.
Please, tell us all is Ok with you, your family and friends...
Coleen, good luck in the upcoming storm my thoughts are with you, hope everything will be OK for you.
Enjoyed your galleries immensely Coleen.
You catch the spirit of the moment well.
And we're glad someone caught the spirit of you two in:
"Coleen and Elgin dancing", what a great candid... Bob
Hi Coleen! Thank you very much for commenting my tango photo. It's great when people are specific in what they like. :-)
Coleen, thank you, for visiting my galleries and for the kind comments, I really appreciate it!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. I appreciate your comments on my PAD today!Greetings from Holland, Ieke Vonk
Benoit Durocher Photographie
Hi Coleen , thanks for your nice comments about me :-)
Thanks for you comment Coleen. I enjoyed my visit to your galleries
Colleen, Thank you for the comment on the "Red Clouds" the moment was truly a "kodak moment". Thanks again.
Coleen, thanks for the nice words on my Countryside dawn image. Cheers! Stan
Hi Coleen, Yes that bridge cross's the Jefferson River which flows into the headwaters of the Missouri River...Lewis and Clark passed through this area on their way to the Pacific and they named the river after the then president of the United States. I browsed through your varies galleries and they are very nice. Thank you for your intrest in my picture. Gary O
Thank you for visiting my gallery, Your pictures are great
A wonderful selection of images.I enjoy your gallery and have marked as a favorite. Keep them coming!! Mark
Wow, you've got some great photo galleries
keep up the good work
Wonderful images of my original home. I grew up in Terrebonne Parish, and attended St. Joseph's in St. Benedict at the high school level for 3 years (1950-53). Thank you for those lovely pictures that bring back so many memories -- I had almost forgotten how beautiful the church artwork is. I seldom get back to Louisiana any more and your photos are a nice artistic reminder of what a physically beautiful place it is. My family will enjoy this group of galleries.
I found your site because you were kind and left a comment on mine. I am so glad to have found your galleries. Your photography is wonderful. We have visited Louisiana several times. It is so lovely and never had such good cooking. Thanks for informing me of the Live Oaks Society. I am going to look that up right away. Kathy
Coleen, Thank you for the comments you left on my photo area.
I've toured your site and you have some amazzzzzing captures.
BTW are we somehow related? J/K
Coleen, I did leave this comment in response to your comment on my pad for today:
You know, Coleen, now that you mention it, there was a grandfather from this side of the family ... Story goes that he was riding his horse drawn carriage to town and got picked up by a tornado. The horse was killed and the grandfather was in a coma for several days but he did live to tell about it. I will have to see if this wheel is from that wagon!
Hi Colleen. Thanks for visiting our galleries. We understand that the graves at Nottoway were only recently established there. That's why you don't recall them from prior visits. Thanks again.
Hi Coleen, Thank you for your message on my site. The picture with the sheeps was taken in the Normandie / France at the Mont Saint Michel. It is wonderful there. No worries the sheeps looked fine to me. They put red color on some of them. Thierry
Thanks for voting for "Love Me Do." He is so pathetic he just works his way into your heart, doesn't he?
Très jolies photos!
I sure enjoy your galleries. Thanks for sharing your delightful photographs! Kind regards.
Thank you, for your encouraging comment regarding my pad. I so appreciate the opportunity it gave me to visit your beautiful galleries! :-)
J. Scott Coile
The False Indigo does seed (it will be covered in pods in about a month). It's beautiful as a cut flower in arrangements. Just let me know and I'll harvest some for you.
I really enjoy watching your pictures with their comments, Coleen. You present nice photographies which motivate me to visit one time the Louisiane county side.Thanks!
Thanks for viewing my PaD gallery, it has brought me here to your galleries and they are beautiful! Keep up the great work Coleen!
Thanks for visiting my galleries. The gator pic taught me a tough lesson. I had left my tripod in the car...after taking several shots, I went back to get it. By the time I got back the gator had left. There are several more of this sequence in my "Lettuce Lake" gallery.
I love your picures. I would enjoy if you would visit my page and leave me some comments or advices.
I love your gallery.
Hello from Montreal, Canada.
You've got a good eye for composition. Keep the pics coming.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments. Your work is amazing! I can't believe you only started all this a few months ago. That gives me hope!
You have a talent for creating wonderful pics for a still life of your county. Thank you for sharing Coleen! Best regards from Germany - Amie
Hello. I am not a photographer, but I am a fan of beauty, photographed. Your kind spirit radiates thry your serene captures. Thank you.
I have really enjoyed looking at your galleries. It brings back lots of good memories for me. I married a lady from Louisiana so have visited most of the state. Especially liked the crawfish festival in Breaux Bridge. Love the cajun dancing and music.
Keep up the good work. Nice gallery!
Very nice galleries.
Great work you have here! Plus thanks for your comment!
Happy New Year, Coleen. Thank you for your comment.
Thank you for visiting my gallery. If you want to read a version of the story about sancta Lucia, try this link - I found for you (The tradition is strongest in Sweden, but it is also celebrated in Denmark, where I came from). See you!