This blog originates on the banks of the Atchafalaya River, in Louisiana. It proposes to share the things that happen on and by the river as the seasons progress. As the river changes from quiet, warm, slow flow to rises of eighteen feet or more, there are changes in the lives of the birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles that use the river. And the mood of the river changes with the seasons. I propose to note and comment on these things.

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Location: Butte La Rose, Louisiana, United States

I transitioned a few years ago from a career as a water-pollution control biologist. I want to do this blog to stay in touch with a world outside my everyday surroundings, whatever they may be. I like open-minded company and the discussion of ideas. Photo by Brad Moon.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

Sunrise on Christmas Eve, 2010. And a red-shouldered hawk in our backyard. It was intently watching a fox squirrel. Perhaps that why I was able to get so close to it. Merry Christmas everybody!
The river is at 4.4 feet on the Butte La Rose gauge, and holding at that for the next week or more. The Ohio and Mississippi are not showing much movement right now.
Rise and Shine, Jim


Blogger mkircus said...

It's good to hear from you again. How's your book coming?

January 05, 2011 7:41 AM  
Blogger jim said...

Book is temporarily on hold while presentations are being made about the material. Temporarily is longer than I thought at first. Tnanks for asking, it keeps me tuned up.

January 28, 2011 8:33 AM  
Blogger basinmaster said...


How high will the water rise around your camp? Post some photos

May 07, 2011 8:57 AM  
Blogger jim said...

We don't know how high it will get. Hopefully not high enough to get into the house, but the outbuildings are pretty much sure to get a soaking. We will have to see. Thanks for the concern.

May 07, 2011 11:11 AM  

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