A Foggy Morning with a tour of the Houmas Plantation

March 22, 2015

Fog on the Mississippi River

river
river
river The Queen of the Mississippi approached a levee where she docked.

Houmas House

The Houmas house is an antebellum structure that managed to survive the Civil War, largely because the owner claimed British citizenship. Prior to the Civil War, the Houmas Plantationís cash crop was sugar cane. My photographic interest was the 38 acre gardens.

Houmas House We disembarked the boat onto the levee, and then walked to the Houmas House.
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Houmas House Two of the Houmas House docents, dressed in period costumes. Judy, the docent on the right, is also an entertainer who provided our evening entertainment several days later. She is very funny.

The gardens contained a combination of classic and contemporary features.

Houmas House
Houmas House
Houmas House Azalea
Houmas House
Houmas House Fountain