Sunday, June 21, 2009
Bayou in the morning
E and I decided to ride earlier this morning than our usual 8 am due to the oppressive heat and humidity. We left the house at 6:30 am and headed into town to Spring Bayou, one of my very favorite destinations here. We only ride town on weekends as the traffic is much less.
Spring Bayou is one of the many bayous that lead to either the river here or out to the Gulf. They are brackish and affected by the tides as is our river. The park surrounding the bayou is where the Epiphany celebration is held each year, where people come to read the paper, drink coffee, watch the birds, walk their dogs and even fish. The live oaks are draped with shawls of Spanish Moss creating an oasis in the middle of our busy little town. It is surrounded by Victorian house many from the late 1800s. It is a calm and serene place populated by fish and manatee, squirrels and birds.
Happy Fathers Day to all out there who are. And may you all find your "Spring Bayou".