Sorry if you made it to this post earlier today and found nothing. Somehow, I set the schedule for the wrong day and of course the post wasn’t ready. 🙂 I hope you’ll understand that life happens and continue visiting my little blog.
The cypress trees at Caddo Lake fascinate me. Not only do they grow right in the water, they also have all those wonderful lines and textures. I like how the black & white brings out the lines and angles of the trees even in the reflected images.
Caddo Lake is a 26,800 acres lake and bayou located on the Texas and Louisiana border in North East Texas and North West Louisiana. (Three hours west of Dallas, TX and 45 minutes east of Shreveport, LA.) The lake lies about half in Texas and half in Louisiana with the Louisiana side being more open water while the Texas side is more swamp like. Caddo Lake is the largest natural lake of fresh water in the south.
The lake is named after the Southeastern culture of Native Americans called Caddoans or Caddo, who lived in the area until their expulsion in the 19th century. It is an internationally protected wetland and includes one of the largest flooded cypress forests in the United States. According to Caddo legend, the lake was formed by the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake.
Monochrome Madness Challenge
“Cypress Trees at Caddo Lake” is my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. This week’s theme was repetition. I found lots of repetition in this photo — trees, lines, reflections, leaves. What other items or places could work for the repetition theme?