Magical Louisiana Swamplands

Lee Foote
5 min readMar 18, 2024

The quality of the light touches something deep inside; powdery blue-gray coming from above, sides, and reflected below. The bottomlands, all 80,000 contiguous acres of them, carry a palette of gray brown in fantastically shaped wooden arms erupting like fireworks toward the sky.

As the fog burns off, things clear and shimmer, vivid palmettos, sparkling backswamp water, and stately tree trunks as graceful and…

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Lee Foote

Southerner by birth, Northerner by choice, Casual person by nature.