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1. The Cardinal's Nest
The Cardinal's Nest
Every bird watcher and most children recognize the male Northern Cardinal, a Christmas symbol, but many people know nothing about its nesting and courtship habits. Through the years, we have been able to observe and photograph most of the mating behavior of our beautiful Northern Cardinal. Here,...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:12:28
2. Snakes of Louisiana
Snakes of Louisiana
Snakes are probably one of the most controversial of all the reptiles. You either love them or hate them. Snakes are a very important link in the food chain and without them our earth would be overrun with vermin and harmful insects. Here in Louisiana there are many beautiful and beneficial non-v...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:51
3. Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins of Louisiana
Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins of Louisiana
Louisiana is blessed with thirty species of turtles, tortoises and terrapins. The body form of this ancient group of reptiles has changed little in the 200 million years of its existence. Besides various freshwater and land turtles, the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, along the coastal parishes, ho...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:30
4. Ribbon and Garter Snakes
Ribbon and Garter Snakes
Garter and Ribbon snakes are beneficial, non-venomous (non-poisonous) reptiles. Garter Snakes are welcomed into gardens because they eat small rodents, snails, slugs and harmful insects among other things. Several different species of Ribbon snakes inhabit Louisiana. Most live near water and all ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:22:40
5. 7-up Cake Recipes
7-up Cake Recipes
7-Up Cake has been popular since the 1950's when adding the lemon-lime soft drink instead of water to a mix was said to make the cake "light and airy". In the early 1980's the 7-Up pound cake baked in a bundt pan became popular. Any of the 7up cake recipes also make excellent cupcakes. We have in...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:00
6. Diamond-back Water Snake
Diamond-back Water Snake
The Diamond-back (or backed) Water Snake is a long, heavy-bodied, tan to grayish brown non-venomous (non-poisonous) reptile with a pattern of dark brown to black chain like markings. The belly is yellow, but with dusky brown markings. As the name implies it lives in slow moving waters and is foun...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:29
7. Black Racer Snake
Black Racer Snake
Black Racers are very fast, non-poisonous, black snakes with a bluish cast to their scales. Other names for this handsome, non-venomous snake are Blue Racer, Blue Runner and Black Runner. Most Racers do not enjoy being handled. Black racers eat mostly mice and rats, so are extremely beneficial s...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:23:17
8. Native American Legends Thematic Unit
Native American Legends Thematic Unit
Native American culture is rich with wonderful folktales and legends. I have featured three of my favorites and written a mini thematic unit, designed for students in grades 1 through 3, about each. The teaching unit for Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola is geared toward first gra...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:44
9. Lord of the Rings Costumes
Lord of the Rings Costumes
The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit books have been favorites of generations of readers. Now that the trilogy has been made into epic movies, there are many costumes for men, women and children available. In the click of a mouse, you can become Arwen, Aragon, Gandalf or Frodo. If you pre...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:28
10. Chicken Coop and Greenhouse Construction
Chicken Coop and Greenhouse Construction
The three Ameraucana hens needed a new, larger coop and I wanted a greenhouse with a sink, so my neighbor, Shawn Thompson, who is an excellent carpenter and all around handyman, designed and built my chicken chateau and greenhouse duplex. Now the chickens are happy in their 5 by 10 foot hen hous...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
11. Yellow-bellied Water Snakes
Yellow-bellied Water Snakes
Non-venomous (Non-poisonous) Plain-bellied Water snakes are found in every southeastern state in the U.S. They are stout reptiles with dark brown, gray or greenish gray backs and bellies that range in color from yellow to red. In Louisiana, the Yellow-bellied and blotched water snakes occur. Even...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:00
12. Cottonmouth Moccasin Snake
Cottonmouth Moccasin Snake
The Cottonmouth (which used to be called Cottonmouth Moccasin or Water Moccasin) is a venomous semi-aquatic snake. It is one of the five species of pit viper that inhabits Louisiana. It is also the only semi-aquatic viper in the world. The name, Cottonmouth, comes from the way the inside of the ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:23:17
13. Amazing Amphibians of Louisiana
Amazing Amphibians of Louisiana
Amphibians are an interesting and very important class of animals and there are certainly plenty of them here in Louisiana. We have everything from large Bullfrogs to tiny Tree frogs, Toads that keep the garden free of harmful insects and even secretive Salamanders and Newts. Nights in the sprin...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:21:22
14. Clearwing Hummingbird Moth
Clearwing Hummingbird Moth
One may think there's a tiny little baby hummingbird flying among the flowers, but more than likely it's a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. This moth will feed during the day and it's shape, coloration and scaleless wings give it the appearance of a small hummingbird. There are two common varieties o...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:02
15. Haunted House Music and Creepy Sounds
Haunted House Music and Creepy Sounds
A haunted house or a Halloween party would not be enjoyable without appropriate music and sound effects. One of our favorite G rated Halloween songs (besides the Monster Mash) is Gene Simmons, Haunted House. This story song is a fun sing along for kids and adults. Besides songs, scary screams, m...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:12:28
16. Eric Carle Costumes
Eric Carle Costumes
In my search for costumes for babies and toddlers, I was so pleased to find a line of costumes from the World of Eric Carle. Every child in the U.S. (probably the world) is familiar with and enjoys reading his book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Now, as the book celebrates its 40th anniversary, c...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:10:31
17. Kingsnakes of Louisiana
Kingsnakes of Louisiana
Since we were children we have welcomed the gentle, non-poisonous (non-venomous) reptile, the King snake into our yard. On this page you will find information about and photographs of the Kingsnake species that inhabit Louisiana. Kingsnakes are constrictors that live in many habitats, but seem t...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
18. Canoeing the Tchefuncte River
Canoeing the Tchefuncte River
Come with us on a virtual, photographic canoe ride down the lovely and scenic Little Tchefuncte River, in southeastern Louisiana. The Tchefuncte and its tributaries are protected by the Scenic Rivers Act. It begins as a spring north in Washington Parish, somewhere near the Mississippi line and m...
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:24
19. Angel Crafts for Christmas
Angel Crafts for Christmas
Creating Christmas decorations and crafts is an American tradition. In our family, we love to make our own decorations and ornaments and many are passed down from generation to generation. I have included some patterns and instructions for a few of the Christmas Angels that I have made. Some are ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
20. Creatures of the Night
Creatures of the Night
When the sun goes down, the night creatures come out of their nests, dens and boroughs. This is their time to shine. They have adapted to living by the light of the moon and stars, so that the cycle of life (producer, consumer and predator) will continue from dusk until dawn. We hope you enjoy t...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:40
21. Rat Snakes in Louisiana
Rat Snakes in Louisiana
Rat Snakes are attractively marked, non-poisonous constrictors which eat, primarily, rats and mice and some birds and eggs. They are known for their excellent climbing ability and their great length which can be up to 101 inches. In the south rat snakes are often called Chicken Snakes because th...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:22:43
22. Our Ameraucana Chickens
Our Ameraucana Chickens
When I was a child, one of my favorite chores was to collect the eggs from the hen house on our farm. When we retired and moved to the country, some of the first animals that I wanted to get were chickens. I wanted to be able to go out each day and gather those healthy eggs from our own free rang...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:23:17
23. Creative Costumes for Couples and Groups
Creative Costumes for Couples and Groups
The people of Louisiana love to celebrate and have fun. To us, masking and putting on a costume is an art form. So every Halloween and of course on Mardi Gras, too, adults and children alike take to the streets and go to parties dressed in some very imaginative costumes. Many are homemade or "put...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:12:27
24. Carolina Wren's Nest
Carolina Wren's Nest
The little brown Carolina Wren birds with their perky tails and loud voices build a nest somewhere around our house each year. We photographed their nest in the hanging basket by the porch and on the window ledge. These friendly Wrens will build their nest almost anywhere. Carolina Wrens are als...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
25. 15 Easy to Grow Southern Wildflowers
15 Easy to Grow Southern Wildflowers
Here are 15 easy to grow native perennial flowers that are guaranteed to thrive in the hot, humid areas of the coastal southern United States and in other parts of North America, too. As we move toward sustainability, native plants are becoming more popular substitutes for the expensive labor in...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
26. Top 10 Best of New Orleans in the Fifties
Top 10 Best of New Orleans in the Fifties
I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1950's and it was like a different world from the New Orleans of today. There was an almost magical quality to the city. Just think about it. We had Audubon Park, Pontchartrain Beach, Mardi Gras, Canal Street, the French Quarter and the Tulane Sugar ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:21:22
27. Halloween - Why Cats, Bats and Spiders?
Halloween - Why Cats, Bats and Spiders?
So many of our Halloween symbols are animals. Black Cats, Bats, Owls, Spiders and even Toads have all become a part of Halloween. This lens will give you some insight into how this came about and will also provide you with the real facts about each of these animals. You'll find other symbols of ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
28. Costumes for Adults, Kids and Dogs
Costumes for Adults, Kids and Dogs
Halloween (and Mardi Gras) can be a lot of fun for all, even the family dog. This year, why not dress the whole family, including the dog, in matching costumes, then have a Halloween party or join in on a Halloween (or Mardi Gras) parade with other dog lovers and their pets? We've searched the w...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:22
29. Top 10 Sustainable Gardening Methods
Top 10 Sustainable Gardening Methods
Sustainable, organic gardening and permaculture are big topics! Everyone wants safe, organic fruits and vegetables and even eggs, so many of the old "Victorian" practices of backyard gardens and keeping poultry and other animals are making a come back. Many people are practicing urban agriculture...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:28
30. Louisiana Nature and Fun Creations
Louisiana Nature and Fun Creations
Louisiana's slogan is "a sportsman's paradise", but the sub-tropical and tropical weather also makes it a gardener's paradise. Flowers and plants of all kinds abound that just beg to be photographed or to put down on canvas. This southern state is also known for its unique culture and people who ...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
31. Cat Jewelry for People
Cat Jewelry for People
Cats have been a part of our life since we were very young. Their grace of movement and lovely form has always fascinated us, but most of all, it is their eyes that impress us. As a cat lover, through the years, I've collected various trinkets and jewelry which were fashioned after these beautifu...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:20
32. Favorite Wild Fruits
Favorite Wild Fruits
Ever since we were children, we have loved the fruit of native plants. Now, with the Green movement and the increased use of native plants in landscaping and sustainable gardens, those delicious fruits are available to more people. Here we provide useful information and easy recipes for using so...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
33. Box Turtles of Louisiana
Box Turtles of Louisiana
The habitat in the riparian area around the Tchefuncte River is perfect for box turtles and other reptiles, but even before we bought our property in St. Tammany Parish, we provided habitat for Eastern box turtles in our yard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina) ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:01
34. Oat Bread Recipes for Bread Machines
Oat Bread Recipes for  Bread Machines
Old-fashioned homemade oat bread is both delicious and good for you. It is low in cholesterol and contains cholesterol lowering oatmeal so this easy to make bread is one that everyone should try. There are many ways to make oat bread. We've included easy recipes for the basic bread as well as so...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
35. Stuffed Mirlitons and More New Orleans Recipes
Stuffed Mirlitons and More New Orleans Recipes
Is a Mirliton an instrument, a dance movement or vegetable? Actually, the answer is, "all three", but this page is about the vegetable pear - How to grow it, how to cook it and even festivals that honor it. Other names for this unique vegetable include: chayote, mango squash, chuchu, sayote, tayo...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:33
36. Wild Asters of Autumn
Wild Asters of Autumn
As the days begin to grow shorter in late August and September, another of our favorite native flowering perennials, the Asters, begin putting on a show. A variety of colorful and hardy Asters are native to Louisiana and the Gulf Coastal region. We grow many wild Asters in our garden, including: ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
37. Copperhead Snake in Louisiana
Copperhead Snake in Louisiana
The Copperhead is one of the six venomous or poisonous snakes that inhabit Louisiana. Copperheads are cousins of the Cottonmouth and belong to the pit viper family of reptiles. This colorful snake is well camouflaged in its forest habitat. It gets its name from the coppery, reddish-brown color on...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:21:23
38. Red-eared Slider Turtle of Louisiana
Red-eared Slider Turtle of Louisiana
The Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is the only species of Slider turtle that inhabits Louisiana. It is also the most commonly seen turtle in the Southeast. They are often seen sunning on logs in road side ponds or crossing roads. In the past, baby Red-eared Sliders were a popular p...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
39. Ladybug Costumes
Ladybug Costumes
Ladybugs are one of my favorite insects. They are such colorful and beneficial bugs. I also adore dragonflies and bees and have always welcomed them into the garden. Because of this, I thought it would be fun to dress up as a ladybug, bee or a dragonfly for Halloween or Mardi Gras. There are so ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:41
40. Nora Roberts Movies
Nora Roberts Movies
Nora Roberts is a prolific author of romantic mystery and suspense novels. She also writes novels in the science fiction and paranormal genre, which I enjoy immensely. The Lifetime Network has made some of Nora Roberts novels into movies which are available on DVD. Some of the Nora Roberts movie...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:23
41. Please Eat the Wild Flowers
Please Eat the Wild Flowers
For centuries, people have been eating wild flowers and native plants. There are so many tasty buds out there, free for the taking, if you know what to look for. I've included some of our favorite edible wild flowers and plants with descriptions, photographs, books, links, some easy recipes and e...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:40
42. Moon Gardens
Moon Gardens
In today's busy world, the only time that most of us have to enjoy our garden is at night, so many people are creating Moon Gardens with fragrant white flowers and plants with silvery foliage. The bonus to these types of gardens is that they attract important nocturnal pollinators like moths and ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
43. Listerine vs Cepacol Mouthwash
Listerine vs Cepacol Mouthwash
It's all over the airwaves, "Listerine kills germs that cause bad breath, plaque and the gum disease Gingivitis. And Cepacol advertises that it "kills germs - freshens breath and is the # 1 brand in hospitals". But which is really the most effective at killing bacteria in the mouth? Dentists se...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
44. Great Gifts - Solar Garden Lights
Great Gifts - Solar Garden Lights
If anyone out there wants to get me something that I'll really love, then please tell them that I simply adore those wonderful solar garden lights. They come in so many fanciful nature designs, everything from dragonflies and flowers to fairies and frogs. Of course the old standard lanterns and g...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
45. Indian Pink, Perennial Wildflower
Indian Pink, Perennial Wildflower
Indian Pink, Spigelia marilandica is a "must have" native plant for the hummingbird garden. The gorgeous red tubular flowers with yellow star-shaped tips are filled with nectar and the hardy, perennial plants adapt to many shade to part sun conditions. Pinkroot is lovely in a woodland setting or...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
46. Cajun Night Before Christmas
Cajun Night Before Christmas
Did you know that Santa once moved to Louisiana and that there is a book called, the Cajun Night Before Christmas by Trosclair and James Rice, that tells the tale? Since the 1970's James Rice has delighted readers with his fanciful illustrations, stories and poems. His first book, the Cajun N...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:54
47. Toads of Louisiana
Toads of Louisiana
Oh lowly and much maligned toad. Old wives' tales claimed that toads cause warts on human skin. Witches use them in potions so they became a symbol of Halloween. Little boys love to keep them as pets and they are great to have in the garden because they eat many insects. Like frogs, Toads are am...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
48. Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake
Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake
Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a sinfully rich chocolate concoction of the 1960's. It was a favorite during my teenage years and was a standard at parties during that time. There are several easy recipes for this moist, delicious sheet cake and I have gathered many of them here in this lens. We hope...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
49. Rescue Elsie, the Blue Tick Hound Dog and her 11 Puppies
Rescue Elsie, the Blue Tick Hound Dog and her 11 Puppies
Elsie's story is a wake up call for spaying and neutering of pets. When she was found she was very malnourished and pregnant (for at least the second time). What a horrible life this gentle, sweet and handsome dog had before she was found by a good samaritan, who called the Natchitoches Hope for ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:28
50. Vintage Signs
Vintage Signs
Do you remember those old-fashioned tin signs? I loved those colorful retro signs that advertised products or famous characters. The vintage signs could be used to decorate inside the house or outside in the patio area and they were collectible. Perhaps there is a collector on your gift list. Wou...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:21:21
51. How to Make Brownies
How to Make Brownies
If you are a chocoholic like us, then you'll love these chocolate brownie recipes. I've included several different recipes for the cake brownie and the fudge brownie people and easy recipes for beginners as well as start from scratch ones for the more experienced bakers. You'll also find...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:17:49
52. The Wings of Winter
The Wings of Winter
The winter season is hard on wildlife, but most of all the birds. Some bird species migrate to warmer climates, but many do not. There is quite an assortment of beautiful birds that are permanent residents of, or that migrate to Louisiana to spend the winter. This lens is about our favorite winte...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:06:47
53. Cricket Frogs of Louisiana
Cricket Frogs of Louisiana
Louisiana hosts two species of Cricket frogs, the Northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) and the Southern cricket frog (Acris gryllus). This colorful little pipsqueak amphibian has some amazing qualities. It can leap great distances (for its size) and it has an extremely loud voice that sounds l...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:21:23
54. You-Pick Blueberries in South Louisiana
You-Pick Blueberries in South Louisiana
I would like to acknowledge and celebrate the small "pick your own" Blueberry farmers in our area. Growing blueberries is difficult in south Louisiana because of the heat and humidity, but the local Mom and Pop operations seem to weather whatever Mother Nature throws at them. Actually, as I writ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
55. Memories of Louisiana Baby Boomers
Memories of Louisiana Baby Boomers
New Orleans has always been a magical city, but was more so in the 1950's and '60's. During that time people sat on their front porches and watched all the children of the neighborhood. Children could play in Audubon and City Park without fear and could travel all over the city for 7 cents and a ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
56. Eggs and Easter Teaching Unit
Eggs and Easter Teaching Unit
Easter and eggs are lots of fun, but they also present many learning opportunities for children. I have written a fourth grade, inter-disciplinary thematic teaching unit on Eggs which includes many hands-on activities as well as bibliographies of books and audio-visual materials. Subjects covered...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:59
57. Winged Jewels - Hummingbirds of Winter
Winged Jewels - Hummingbirds of Winter
Did you know that some species of hummingbirds spend the winter in the southern United States? Yes, it's true. In backyards and habitats all over the south species such as Rufous, Allen's, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Calliope, Buff-bellied and several other of these tiny birds migrate fr...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:23
58. Cooking with Herbs
Cooking with Herbs
Here in Louisiana, we know that culinary herbs can liven up any dish and the right combination can really make them stand out. Fresh herbs, organically grown, are the best. These can also be dried and preserved for the winter. Through the years we have collected some delicious recipes for herb b...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:14:49
59. Broad-banded Watersnake of Louisiana
Broad-banded Watersnake of Louisiana
The Broad-banded is the only species of Banded Water Snake that lives in Louisiana. This attractive reptile is found in bodies of water all over Louisiana and the Southeastern United States. Unfortunately, these stout, non-poisonous water snakes with colorful bellies, are often confused with Copp...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
60. Gifts for the Birder on Your List
Gifts for the Birder on Your List
Are you looking for a holiday gift for the bird watchers on your list? If so, then you've come to the right place. We are nature lovers and have searched the web to find great gifts that we, birders, would like to receive. We have featured the best guide books, binoculars, cameras, apparel, feed...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:10:31
61. Gopher Tortoises in Louisiana
Gopher Tortoises in Louisiana
Besides the Common Box Turtle, another land turtle, the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), inhabits our area in Southeastern Louisiana. These reptiles are uncommon and are on the federally protected list in Louisiana, Mississippi and western Alabama. It is a species of conservation concern th...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:56
62. Best Gift Books for Cat Mystery Lovers
Best Gift Books for Cat Mystery Lovers
Cats, books and mysteries are a natural combination. And you heard this straight from the cat's mouth. I am Star Noir, the most beautiful cat on Hummingbird Hill and I'd like to tell you about some of my lady's favorite fiction books. These lovely little mystery series all feature the most pleasi...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:10:31
63. Rough Green Snake
Rough Green Snake
The Rough Green Snake is the only type of Green Snake that inhabits Louisiana. It is a slim, medium sized, non-poisonous snake, which is bright green in color. Rough Green snakes are egg layers and are excellent climbers. This beautiful little snake will help rid your garden of harmful insects.  
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
64. Banding a Hummingbird
Banding a Hummingbird
Each year thousands of hummingbirds move through Louisiana during fall and spring migration. Some of the species of this bird which breed in western North America choose not to go across the Gulf of Mexico to the normal wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America and instead, stay in the semi...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:10:31
65. Bullfrogs of Louisiana
Bullfrogs of Louisiana
Bullfrogs are the largest frog native to Louisiana. Their jug-o-rum call can be heard from north to south throughout the wetland areas. These amphibians have very wide mouths and are predators of birds, reptiles, small mammals and other smaller amphibians. Bullfrogs have been popularized in the ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:17:50
66. Mardi Gras in Louisiana
Mardi Gras in Louisiana
Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana is filled with lots of free fun. The parades are still rolling in the Big Easy, as well as on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Fat Tuesday is steeped in tradition with its King Cakes, Krewes, Grand Balls, Parades, Costumes, Throws (Doubloons, beads and o...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:04:31
67. Princess and the Frog Costume
Princess and the Frog Costume
The Princess and the Frog Disney animated movie is set in Louisiana. It is an adaption of the book, the Frog Princess, by E. D. Baker and is one of the first Disney full feature movies with an African American heroine. Many little girls will want to dress up as Tiana for Halloween, Mardi Gras or...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:21:21
68. Planting for Birds and Wildlife
Planting for  Birds and Wildlife
Welcoming birds and animals into our yard has been a most enjoyable experience. The beauty and motion that they add to the landscape makes the garden that we have created seem all the more beautiful. We have provided a planting list with photographs and descriptions in this lens, so that you can ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:06:47
69. Hognose Snake in Louisiana
Hognose Snake in Louisiana
The Eastern Hognose Snake is a most unusual reptile with some very unique defense mechanisms, including puffing up like a cobra and playing dead when it is threatened. Although it is considered non-poisonous, in that it does not have fangs, it's saliva sometimes causes allergic reactions in some ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
70. Bee Balm Monarda for the South
Bee Balm Monarda for the South
Monardas are perennial wildflowers and are members of the mint family (note the square stem) so they are considered an herb. All parts of the plant are aromatic. Butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators are attracted to the nectar rich flowers. The Monarda family has been used as a medicin...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
71. Jayne Ann Krentz as Jayne Castle Harmony Books
Jayne Ann Krentz as Jayne Castle Harmony Books
If you like to read science fiction and paranormal romance or mystery suspense books, have I got a series of books for you. Welcome to Jayne Castle's world on the planet Harmony where colonists from Earth traveled through an energy curtain that opened in space. Many ordinary (and some not so ord...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:23:17
72. Native Violas and Violets of Louisiana
Native Violas and Violets of Louisiana
Members of the Viola family (Violets) are some of the first flowers to appear in early spring. Violets are an excellent ground cover plant for shady or part sunny areas and can be used in place of expensive, high maintenance exotic turf grass. The flowers can be blue, purple or white. The leaves...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
73. Eragon Inheritance Cycle
Eragon Inheritance Cycle
I wish that I had discovered the Eragon Inheritance Cycle and begun the fascinating journey of the boy and his blue dragon when the first book came out. But maybe it was better that I first read Eragon and saw the movie right before the second book, Eldest was published. That way I didn't have to...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:23:16
74. Native Louisiana Irises
Native Louisiana Irises
Native Irises grow over the entire northern hemisphere, and there are a number of especially lovely species that are native to Louisiana and the other coastal southern states. While only 4 (some experts say 5) species make up what is known as "The Louisianas", because they do not cross with other...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
75. 2nd Chance Cocker Spaniel
2nd Chance Cocker Spaniel
Second Chance, our rescued Cocker Spaniel dog came to live with us a few months before Hurricane Katrina. He had been neglected and abused and had not learned the normal "doggy" social skills that most dogs learn when they are puppies. He was a handful. But with the help of Rio, our rescued mixed...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:28
76. Planting Camellia Gardens
Planting Camellia Gardens
The beautiful flowers of Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua and even the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, have been a foundation plant in southern gardens for so many years that it's hard to think of a garden without them. We have several very large, old-fashioned specimens in our heirloom gar...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:24
77. Sustainable Gardening a la Rabbit Hill
Sustainable Gardening a la Rabbit Hill
When Robert Lawson wrote and illustrated Rabbit Hill over 60 years ago he was ahead of his time in the way he felt about sharing his part of this earth with the indigenous animals. For years, we have been using many of the gardening "techniques" that he wrote about in this wonderful children's bo...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:17:49
78. Abita Brewery Tour
Abita Brewery Tour
Do you like beer and/or root beer? How about if it's free for 2 hours? If the answer is yes, then you should check out the Abita Brewery's free tour. The brewery was founded in 1986. The little St. Tammany Parish town of Abita Springs, Louisiana has been known for its pure spring waters for over...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:54
79. Fall Hummingbirds
Fall Hummingbirds
Hummingbird Migration in the Fall is a sight to behold. Before Hurricane Katrina swept through destroying thousands of acres of habitat, it was even more impressive. These days, each week from August through mid October, several hundred hummingbirds (mostly Ruby Throated) will visit our dozen or ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:12:33
80. Carolina Chickadees
Carolina Chickadees
Carolina Chickadees are great little cavity nesting birds that nest very early in spring. They are permanent residents in the Eastern United States and coexist well with humans since they love sunflower seeds and suet. Chickadees are very under rated and everyone should take more notice of these ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:24
81. Fall Fungi - a Witches Brew
Fall Fungi - a Witches Brew
No witches brew is complete without a mushroom or two and down here in south Louisiana, we have plenty. This witch enjoys photographing the colorful fungi that pops up after a good rain. I think that the fall mushrooms are the most colorful and would be perfect for any evil witch's brew. The shro...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
82. Gardening with Native Plants
Gardening with Native Plants
Using native plants in the landscape and sustainable gardening are 2 hot topics, today. Gardening with Native Plants will provide you with lists of wildflowers and native plants as well as techniques and links to more information to get you started on the way to creating a beautiful and ecologica...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:20
83. Be Green, Reuse Costume Apparel
Be Green, Reuse Costume Apparel
This Halloween (and for Mardi Gras, too), go green and save money by starting a costume trunk of discarded or out of date clothing and bedding items. With a little creativity these items can be used for years to put together dynamite, inexpensive, homemade Halloween (or Mardi Gras) costumes. If ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
84. Gray Treefrog in Louisiana
Gray Treefrog in Louisiana
Gray Treefrogs are interesting looking little frogs that are often found living near human habitats. There are actually two species of Gray Treefrogs which occur in the Southeastern United States (including Louisiana). The Common Gray Treefrog (Hyla veriscolor) and Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chry...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
85. Quiz: Do you speak New Orleans-eze?
Quiz: Do you speak New Orleans-eze?
This will be a tough one, unless you now or have ever lived in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. We speak a different language there, and I don't mean French. See if you can figure out these common phrases that you may hear on any street corner or in any park in the great city on the Mississipp...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:32
86. Halloween Poems and Songs
Halloween Poems and Songs
Children of all ages enjoy reading and hearing poetry. Many of the poems I've included can be acted out or done with finger plays. Teachers in the early grades can use short poems for daily penmanship exercises in an October poetry booklet, that the children can illustrate. Some lend themselves t...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
87. Johnny Appleseed Thematic Unit
Johnny Appleseed Thematic Unit
The legend of Johnny Appleseed (aka John Chapman) is filled with fact and fiction. Steven Kellogg's book is a humorous retelling of the story and is perfect to build a thematic teaching unit around. I have included suggested teaching / learning activities, centered around Johnny and apples, for a...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:51
88. Natural Christmas Wreaths and Other Crafts
Natural Christmas Wreaths and Other Crafts
We love nature's bounty and enjoy gathering the supplies for our family's Christmas wreath and other decorations. The gathering starts as soon as the interesting seed pods form, usually in the fall. Pine trees abound where we live, so our wreaths have a foundation of pine cones with the additiona...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:29
89. October Blooming Native Sunflowers
October Blooming Native Sunflowers
Just in time for Halloween, October brings bright yellow wild sunflowers that paint the native landscape in the bold colors of fall. Many species of this large group of native plants grow prolifically in the wild and several types are suitable for natural areas in your garden. The bonus is that ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
90. Butterflies and Gardening to Attract Them
Butterflies and Gardening to Attract Them
What is more beautiful than a garden full of colorful flowers with gorgeous butterflies flitting around? It's really not that hard to create a haven for these lovely insects right in your own yard. All you need to create this sanctuary for you and the butterflies are some nectar plants, host plan...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
91. Pumpkin Cake and Other Fall Goodies
Pumpkin Cake and Other Fall Goodies
Pumpkin pie is one of our family holiday favorites, but there are many other delicious recipes to which this nutritious and tasty fruit can be added. We enjoy the old favorites, pumpkin cake, muffins, cookies and even soup. Any of these easy recipes will help to make your fall or winter holiday c...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
92. Skullcap - Perennial Wildflower
Skullcap - Perennial Wildflower
Skullcap or Scutellaria is a perennial herb that is a member of the mint family. It has clusters of beautiful blue flowers and interesting skull cap (or helmet) shaped seed pods. Different varieties live all over the United States, but here in Louisiana only Rough Skullcap, Scutellaria integrefol...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
93. Our Pets' Stories
Our Pets' Stories
Through the years we have had many pets, including dogs, cats, birds and fish. Somehow, in the grand scheme of things, most of them found and adopted us. This is the story of some of the beloved animals that have shared our lives. Though many of them were not with us as long as we would have like...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
94. Dax - Tiny Kitten to Big Cat
Dax - Tiny Kitten to Big Cat
Little Dax, the sweet looking kitten that we adopted from our Vet's office, seemed to be the perfect companion for our small, rescued cat Blaze, but we soon realized that because of his wild heritage, he was filled with spit and vinegar. Then, when he kept growing and passed up Blaze Star when he...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
95. Scary Halloween Poems
Scary Halloween Poems
One of the most thrilling parts of Halloween is to sit in a darkened room lit by candlelight or a jack-o-lantern and listen to ghost stories and scary poems. I've always been partial to the spooky poem books. My favorite poetry books of scary poems for older children (fourth grade and tweens) ar...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
96. Ring-necked Snake of Louisiana
Ring-necked Snake of Louisiana
The Ring-necked Snake is a small, harmless, non-poisonous snake that lives in forested areas all over the Southeastern United States. This beneficial reptile spends most of the daylight hours hiding under logs, but is active at night during the warm months of the year. Ring-necked Snakes are egg-...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
97. Nest Box Trails for Bluebirds and Others
Nest Box Trails for Bluebirds and Others
Lawrence Zeleny's book, "the Bluebird How You Can Help Its Fight for Survival", alerted the public about the peril of our native Bluebirds. Now people all over North America are building and maintaining Bluebird Trails. Anyone can start their own trail right in their own back yard with a single, ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
98. Hummingbirds and Gardening for Them
Hummingbirds and Gardening for Them
Who wouldn't want to attract hummingbirds to their yard? Hummingbird feeders will help bring them into view, but to sustain them it is necessary to provide nectar plants for them. Planting a Hummingbird Garden full of nectar rich flowering plants will also attract butterflies and other pollinator...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
99. Bronze Frog in Louisiana
Bronze Frog in Louisiana
The amphibian, the Green Frog comes in shades of green and browns and is found all over the Southeastern United States, but only the subspecies, the Bronze Frog, Rana clamitans clamitans occupies Louisiana. Green and Bronze frogs are one of the most commonly seen species of true frogs in areas wh...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
100. Growing Up in Rural North Louisiana
Growing Up in Rural North Louisiana
Growing up in rural North Louisiana was a gift that keeps on giving. The good times I spent romping through the meadows, fields and forests were some of the best times of my life. The life skills that I learned on our farm/ranch, near Coushatta, Louisiana, are ones that I still use today. Come j...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
101. Saving Native and Other Plant Seeds
Saving Native and Other Plant Seeds
Saving seeds from your favorite plants is an easy and economical thing to do. Whether it be native plants, pass-along flowers or heirloom vegetables, when you harvest and store seeds, you know that you are perpetuating a species of plant that might have otherwise been lost. Planting seeds is als...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
102. Preserving Native Habitats in Louisiana
Preserving Native Habitats in Louisiana
Scientists from all over the world, like Douglas Tallamy the author of Bringing Nature Home, are advocating using native plants in sustainable, ecologically balanced gardens in suburban and urban yards to help bring back the beneficial insects that are so necessary for a healthy planet. We have p...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
103. Pumpkin Picking Time
Pumpkin Picking Time
 Pumpkins fascinate children, whether they are growing in a field or carved as a jack-o-lantern on the front porch. This thematic teaching unit is all about pumpkins from growing them and eating them to the history and symbols associated with this member of the gourd family. A variety of learning...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
104. Halloween Masking in New Orleans
Halloween Masking in New Orleans
Down here in South Louisiana we're always looking for an excuse to put on a costume and have some fun, so Halloween is celebrated with gusto. The ghouls and goblins, witches and werewolves prowl the French Quarter from Dusk to Dawn. This is a time when the resident vampires can show their fangs ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:54
105. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
The tiny Ruby-crowned Kinglet is one of our favorite winter residents. Being just a little bit larger than a hummingbird, you would think that this bird would be shy, but it's not. These lovely little nymphs are in perpetual motion as they travel through the forests in mixed flocks of Carolina Ch...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:23
106. Red-bellied Woodpecker Family
Red-bellied Woodpecker Family
The only good thing that Hurricane Katrina did for Southeastern Louisiana was to leave plenty of broken trees in which the woodpeckers and other cavity nesting birds could raise their young. The Red-bellied Woodpeckers have been very prolific since Hurricane Katrina and we have photographed much ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:32
107. Harper Hall Trilogy
Harper Hall Trilogy
I fell in love with Anne McCaffrey's Pern and its people and dragons when I was in graduate school in the '70's. Since then, I have read every Anne McCaffrey book that I could get my hands on, and many of them twice. The books that hooked me were those of the Harper Hall Trilogy: Dragonsong, Dra...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:11:31
108. Historical Fiction - Summer Reading Fun
Historical Fiction - Summer Reading Fun
Historical fiction and mysteries have long been two of my favorite genres, so when I found the brilliant books of Amanda Quick (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) I knew I had found gold. I was first introduced to the Arcane Society Books which mix historical romantic fiction, mystery and paranormal suspense...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:10:31
109. Great Gifts for the Gardener
Great Gifts for the Gardener
We are avid gardeners and we know that many non-gardeners don't know what kind of gift we would like to receive, so we are publishing a list of our most desired gift items. Whether the gift is for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's or Father's Day or Easter, you'll find something here that any ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:23
110. Quiz: Snakes of Louisiana
Quiz: Snakes of Louisiana
Are you a nature lover? How do you feel about poisonous and non-poisonous snakes? Do you think that King snakes and black racers are just fantastic? Or do you shy away from anything reptilian and slithery? This quiz will test your knowledge of these beneficial reptiles. Can you make it through 1...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
111. Valentine Gifts from Nature
Valentine Gifts from Nature
For Valentine's Day this year, why not think out of the box and choose a gift that is inspired by nature? You can still buy jewelry, flowers and a card, but choose some made from rose quartz (to symbolize love), amethyst, jasper or with floral designs. Did you know that certain flowers signify l...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
112. Favorite Animal Fantasy, Amazing Tales and Mystery Books
Favorite Animal Fantasy, Amazing Tales and Mystery Books
Fantasy, Science Fiction and Mysteries are my favorite genres and I love animals of all shapes and sizes, so when you put them together, well, I could stay happily occupied for hours. This lens contains an annotated bibliography of the animal fantasy, incredible story and mystery books and multim...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:56
113. My Halloween Garden
My Halloween Garden
October in Louisiana is usually mild, with maybe a touch of cool fall-like weather, so many flowers are still blooming for Halloween. The ones I have chosen for my Halloween garden are ones that this garden witch actually grows or has grown. Not all of them bloom or bear fruit in October, but th...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:00
114. Tips About Rain Gardens on Twitter
Tips About Rain Gardens on Twitter
One of the new Green landscaping techniques is to utilize low areas in your yard to build rain gardens which will keep excess storm water on-site. Rain gardens positively impact the environment in a number of ways. There are many tweets about rain gardens because people are building them all over...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
115. New Orleans Goes Buggy for Bugs
New Orleans Goes Buggy for Bugs
If you live in one of the Gulf Coast states and want to take a "single tank" vacation, then you should head for New Orleans to see the Audubon Institute Insectarium, a museum which displays and celebrates our largest family of animals, the Insects. You'll see everything from butterflies to beetle...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:31
116. Quiz: Hummingbird and Butterfly Plants
Quiz: Hummingbird and Butterfly Plants
Okay, are all you hummingbird and butterfly gardeners ready for a quiz about your favorite subject... Plants? If you think you are, then go ahead and take the quiz. If not, then study the rest of the lens. It will help you some, but won't give you all of the answers. Even if you're not a garden...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:38
117. Native Cardinal Flower and Other Lobelias
Native Cardinal Flower and Other Lobelias
Cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) and the other members of the Lobelia family (most of which are some shade of blue) love moisture. These native perennial wildflowers are at home in ditches and beside waterways, but also make lovely additions to moist areas in the garden. Hummingbirds and but...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
118. How to Show Off Zazzle Products Using Text Modules
How to Show Off Zazzle Products Using Text Modules
Calling all Zazzle Associates! Here's a simple way to feature attractive picture links to your own or other Zazzlers' products. Products can be grouped in horizontal rows of two or more products or with one large picture link spotlighting one product. By putting the Associate link codes provided...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
119. Favorite Halloween Treat Recipes
Favorite Halloween Treat Recipes
My Mom made the best Halloween treats. Around Halloween, memories of popcorn balls, caramel apples and pumpkin cupcakes dance in my head, errr... my stomach. I also remember some of the old favorite treats like wax lips and wax whistles. candy corn, bubble gum and that taffy stuff in the black an...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
120. Quiz: Funny Music
Quiz: Funny Music
They always say that laughter is the best medicine. So the music that I chose for my quiz are all silly songs, mostly from the past. See if you can remember these oldies and funnies. I've also provided music videos that you can vote for, so be sure to scroll down after you take the quiz. Or if y...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:56
121. Louisiana Seafood Diet
Louisiana Seafood Diet
Down here in Louisiana, we usually eat all the food that we see, but that's not exactly what this lens is about. Food from the sea and local waters, including fish, shrimp, crabs, oysters and crawfish are popular all year long, but especially on the Lenten menus. Every Friday after Mardi Gras, t...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
122. Big Orange Cat, Dax
Big Orange Cat, Dax
I am Dax, the orange cat and the only Tom cat that lives on Hummingbird Hill. I am surrounded by females. My bud, 2nd Chance the dog, is the only other male. The females, Blaze, Star Noir and Pepper have been writing quite a bit and some of the things about me are not very complimentary. It is t...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:33
123. Reptile Awareness Day is October 21st
Reptile Awareness Day is October 21st
Did you know that October 21st is Reptile Awareness Day? That's right, every year we set aside a special day to be aware of the plight of reptiles of all shapes and sizes. This includes the cute little lizards, skinks and geckos as well as the sturdy turtles and tortoises. Don't forget about thos...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
124. Christmas New Orleans Style
Christmas New Orleans Style
Every part of the world has it's Holiday Traditions. But for post Katrina New Orleans, LA, many of these traditions are just fond memories. For many native New Orleanians a part of their history was washed away on that famous day in late August, 2005. My husband was born in New Orleans and I...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
125. Postcards from the Hedge
Postcards from the Hedge
We have always enjoyed collecting postcards of our favorite animals or scenes and we love to photograph nature. So we decided to feature postcards of some of our best nature and animal photographs here on these pages. Postcards are not just for keeping in touch. They can be used for many arts an...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
126. Blazing Star Liatris
Blazing Star Liatris
The long, beautiful purplish-pink spikes of the Blazing Star flower are often used in flower arrangements. Who would dream that this gorgeous, showy flower was a native perennial? There are 22 species of Liatris that grow in the southeastern United States. In Louisiana, the most common and showi...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
127. Apple Recipes from New Orleans
Apple Recipes from New Orleans
In the Fall of the year, there's nothing better than to bite into a big juicy apple. In New Orleans, where I grew up, all of our apples came from either the French Market or Schwegman's Super Market. My Mom would always bring home the biggest and juiciest ones. She would make apple pies and bake...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:54
128. Timing My Life with Songs
Timing My Life with Songs
Music marks moments in time. As we go through life, the music helps us remember the happy times and the sad. The people that we knew, our friends and our enemies. Music soothes the savage beast and it can also work up the hormones in young humans. We celebrate music. Music is timeless. As I thou...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
129. CafePress ala Naturally Native
CafePress ala Naturally Native
We have been drawing, painting and taking photographs of nature and for over 30 years. Birds, butterflies and flowers are our favorite subjects. CafePress and Zazzle have enabled us to share the beautiful nature of Louisiana with the world. We hope you enjoy viewing our designs of both the wild ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:12:16
130. Mariner's Restaurant - Natchitoches, LA
Mariner's Restaurant - Natchitoches, LA
Mariner's Seafood and Steakhouse is located on the banks of Sibley Lake in Natchitoches, Louisiana and has been in this location for many years. The Sunday lunch buffet was my Dad's favorite and he went almost every weekend. Mariner's specialties include fresh seafood and heavy aged steaks with C...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:56
131. Black Cat Story
Black Cat Story
Hello world. My name is Pepper and I am a mostly black Jellicle Cat. Pepper is what the humans call me. They say it is because the hairs on my back look like they are sprinkled with pepper. I will not reveal my true name, so Pepper will have to do. I am the newest member of the tribe here on Hum...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:33:52
132. Quiz: Amphibians of Louisiana
Quiz: Amphibians of Louisiana
Do you just love frogs and other amphibians? Do you have a pet frog or salamander? Do you love to listen to the croaks and ribbits that they make? If the answer is, yes, to any of these, then you are ready to take the Amphibians of Louisiana quiz. If you're not sure if you know enough about thes...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:20
133. Christmas or Anytime Cookie Recipes
Christmas or Anytime Cookie Recipes
Some of the best times I can remember were spent in the kitchen with my Mom, baking cookies. With our rush and hurry world of today, so many of the old family recipes have not been passed down as they were in times past. This page features easy cookie recipes that I learned at my mother's kn...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
134. Folsom, Louisiana Native Plant Society
The Folsom Native Plant Society has been active since the late 1980's. The purpose of the group is to protect, perpetuate, and propagate the abundant native plants of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and adjacent areas, focusing primarily on our native wildflowers, which are fast disappearing; and ...
travel-and-places - Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:39:32
135. How sustainable is your landscape?
How sustainable is your landscape?
"Sustainability, Green Living, growing your own produce", we hear these phrases more and more as prices soar and the economy plummets. But how many people really practice it? Do the city dwellers have little patio or balcony gardens?. Are the suburbanites transforming their carefully manicured e...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:20
136. Herb Gardening Tips
Herb Gardening Tips
Fresh culinary herbs add so much flavor to foods, but they can be quite expensive in the grocery and there is always the question of what chemicals were used in growing them. The solution to this dilemma is to grow your own. Growing herbs such as basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, lemon balm, mint...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:52:46
137. Early Spring Nature Walk
Early Spring Nature Walk
Spring usually comes early to southeastern Louisiana, but in 2010, the flowers were a couple of weeks later that normal. The wet cold winter provided good conditions for most plants, especially the flowering bulbs and wildflowers. We walked around our habitat and snapped some pictures of both na...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:10:31
138. Christmas Crafts in Under an Hour
Christmas Crafts in Under an Hour
This Christmas can be festive and merry and still be economical. We found the perfect book for those crafty people out there that are short on time and may need to do Christmas on a budget. One-Hour Christmas Crafts, in the Clever Crafter series, is a book that all who love to create gifts, holid...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:10:32
139. 10 Fav Rockin' Dance Songs
10 Fav Rockin' Dance Songs
You better just push that chair away because you'll want to get on your feet and DANCE to some of the best songs in the Land of 1000 Dances. So turn on your speakers, kick off your shoes and get ready to Roll With It because your gonna Feel Like Dancing. These are our 10 favorite rockin' dance t...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:27
140. Star Noir, Our Beautiful Black Cat
Star Noir, Our Beautiful Black Cat
Just like people, animals have their own unique personalities. This is especially true of cats. Star Noir, our Halloween surprise, appeared as if by magic and has taken the roll of protector of little Blaze and mediator between Blaze and Dax. She is kind and loving and has beautiful golden eyes t...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:14:23
141. Phlox - Flowering Native Perennial
Phlox - Flowering Native Perennial
Phlox divaricata and P. pilosa are two of the lovely flowering perennials that are native to the southern United States. Both will burst into glorious, sweet smelling blooms in spring. Butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to the blooms which come in shades of light pink to purplish blu...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
142. Stalking the Wild Greens
Stalking the Wild Greens
All of our Mamas told us to eat our greens. They knew how nutritious greens can be and wild greens like dandelion and chickweed are filled with vitamins and minerals. These so-called "weeds" have been eaten in other countries for years. Instead of spraying the dandelion and chickweed plants in y...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:47
143. New Orleans Audubon Zoo
New Orleans Audubon Zoo
I practically grew up in the Audubon Park and Zoo which has always been located in historic Uptown New Orleans, along an undeveloped section of the Mississippi River. From the time I could ride my bike, I spent many happy hours exploring in this natural area in the middle of the city. As with mos...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:24
144. Green Treefrog in Louisiana
Green Treefrog in Louisiana
Green Treefrogs are colorful little frogs that coexist well with humans. They are amphibians of the woodlands in riparian areas. Currently Amphibians are in a worldwide crisis due to pollution and a mysterious fungal disease. This frog is the state amphibian of Louisiana and is another of the be...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:29
145. Tribute to Mother
Tribute to Mother
I cherished my own dear mother who left this earth in January of 2008. Mother's Day is a little bittersweet for me these days, so I thought I would celebrate this year by remembering some of the special qualities of my Mom. Of course, no one is perfect, and I don't want anyone to think that my M...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
146. St. Patrick's Day Louisiana
St. Patrick's Day Louisiana
Both Al and I can trace part of our ancestry back to the Emerald Isle, so we enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The history of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland is also very interesting to us. St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated and is filled with merriment and often, drunken joy. How...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
147. Hip Old Roses for Sustainable Landscaping
Hip Old Roses for Sustainable Landscaping
Old and Antique Roses are making a big come back as homeowners want to grow attractive, low maintenance, sustainable rose bushes to add to their landscape. Many of the old varieties of roses have survived, unattended for years in cemeteries and on old homesteads all through the United States. Bot...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
148. Mardi Gras on New Orleans' NorthShore
Mardi Gras on New Orleans' NorthShore
If you enjoy Mardi Gras, but don't want to brave the hustle and bustle of New Orleans, then Carnival on the North Shore is the place for you and your family. There are plenty of parades, costumes and throws and the pace is much slower and more family friendly than the Big Easy. Mardi Gras on the ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
149. Prothonotary Warblers are Golden
Prothonotary Warblers are Golden
Prothonotary Warblers are lovely little yellow birds with blue gray wings. They are becoming more rare as their wetland and swamp habitat is cleared and filled. If you live near water, you can help these perky little birds by erecting birdhouses and nest boxes for them to raise their young. Here...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
150. Rudbeckias for the South
Rudbeckias for the South
The Rudbeckia species contains several striking, easy to grow perennials whose golden yellow flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators and whose seeds are eaten by a variety of small song birds. Many members of the species are drought resistant and do well under adverse conditions. In th...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
151. Christmas Cards for Cat Lovers
Christmas Cards for Cat Lovers
The holiday season is a joyous time, but is a little cold for my taste. My humans build a fire in the fireplace for me and the dogs and they decorate the mantle with Christmas cards and with big and little stockings with our names on them. Sometimes they put treats and toys in the socks. Our kin...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:54
152. Dog Gifts Shopping Guide by Rio and Friends
Dog Gifts Shopping Guide by Rio and Friends
I, Rio, the part Catahoula dog, with some input from young Amos and little 2nd Chance, have picked out some of the things that we dogs would like to receive as gifts during this Christmas season. The hardest part in formulating the list was getting the humans to understand what we were trying to ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
153. 7-up Cake or Coca Cola Cake, which is best?
7-up Cake or Coca Cola Cake, which is best?
Which is your favorite? Do you prefer the light, moist, lemon lime 7-up Cake or the dark, rich, moist chocolate Coca Cola Cake? Let's hear the pros and cons of both. Maybe you've never heard of either. Let's hear about that, too. Speak out in this Battle of the Cola Cakes. Are you for 7up, the ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:56
154. Quiz: Turtles of the Southeast U.S.
Quiz: Turtles of the Southeast U.S.
How much do you know about turtles? Not much? A lot? It doesn't matter! Take the quiz and I guarantee that you'll know more about turtles than before. Don't be the hare who thought so little of the turtle, that he lost the race. Turtles are ancient and revered creatures. I bet you had one in a l...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:47
155. Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary
Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary
We were referred to Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary (located in southeastern Louisiana) after we found an injured young rabbit that had been hit by a car on a Sunday near St. Joseph's Abbey. We first thought that it was dead, but then Yvonne saw its leg move as we drove by, so I stopped, put on ...
Nonprofits - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:24
156. Senior Squids Go Buggy
Senior Squids Go Buggy
The Senior Squids have been working hard all year, so they have decided that it's time to have a little fun. They are all getting out their butterfly nets and mayonnaise jars with the holes punched into the top and they're running through the fields and forests because Senior Squids are going a l...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:29
157. Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle in Louisiana
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle in Louisiana
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles are the most critically endangered of all sea turtles and are currently on the Endangered Species list. These gentle reptiles are known to nest only along the coast of Mexico and recently, Texas. Besides having a limited nesting site, they encounter other dangers in the ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:24
158. 9 Lives of a Hip Cat
9 Lives of a Hip Cat
I have always had an affinity with cats and as I pondered what I was going to write down about myself in this lens, I realized that my life has not been unlike that of the 9 lives of a cat. There have been many ups and downs and even some near death experiences, but I have always managed to land...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
159. Pine Warblers of the Forests
Pine Warblers of the Forests
The Pine Warbler is a beautiful yellow and olive green bird that inhabits Pine forests all over the United States. In the south, these birds are permanent residents, but in the north, they migrate south in winter. Because they are the only Warbler that eats large amounts of (primarily) Pine seeds...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
160. Creative Holiday Office Gifts
Creative Holiday Office Gifts
Before I retired, when I was a hard working school librarian, I used to create a lot of arts and kitchen crafts items to give as gifts to my co-workers for Christmas, Valentine's Day and other holidays. Since I was on a tight budget, I would usually start early, making jelly and other items to pu...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
161. Blaze Star, Our Tabby Cat
Blaze Star, Our Tabby Cat
We feel that pets, especially cats, who choose you are the most precious. This lens is about Blaze Star, the cat (not Uncle Earl's honey) who found us one morning in September of 2003. She may be small, but she is packed with personality. We have shared our home with her ever since and she brings...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
162. Very Worst Monster
Very Worst Monster
Monsters! Where? In the closet? Under the bed? There are Mom and Dad monsters, Sister and Baby Monsters. Monsters are everywhere at Squidoo and in childrens books. All these monsters and the quests that they offer brought to mind some of my favorite books for children. First and foremost on my ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
163. A Very Catty Christmas
A Very Catty Christmas
We Feline mistresses of the house and Dax (the orange terror) need to speak out. I, Blaze Star, have been chosen, by a unanimous raising of paws, to be the spokes-cat for the group. Recently our butler, Albert, and the canine members of our troop, have been burning up the web with stories and sho...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
164. Brown-headed Nuthatch of the Southeastern U. S.
Brown-headed Nuthatch of the Southeastern U. S.
Brown-headed Nuthatches are indigenous to the Pine forests of the Southeastern United States where they are permanent residents. They are one of nature's acrobats and we never tire of their antics. On many occasions we have photographed these unusual little birds during feeding and nesting activi...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
165. Naturegirl7's Halloween Adventure
Naturegirl7's Halloween Adventure
Growing up in a small town in north Louisiana, far away from the haunted houses and voodoo of New Orleans, Halloween was a calm affair. We donned costumes and held Halloween carnivals at school, but there was very little horror involved in these activities. Harvest decorations were the mainstay, ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
166. Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau was a man for all seasons. He was an author, a naturalist, philosopher, surveyor, Transcendentalist and a protester. His happiest times were spent studying the native plants in the forests around his home in Massachusetts. His last and unfinished manuscript, Wild Fruits, was r...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
167. Zazzle's Halloween Creatures
Zazzle's Halloween Creatures
When the frost is on the pumpkin, our thoughts go to Halloween with its tall black cats, hooting owls, flying bats and spiders spinning webs. These are the animals of Halloween. Also featured are mythical animals like werewolves and shape shifters. We have searched Zazzle.com with animal lovers,...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
168. Sweet Sadie the Mountain Cur Dog Needs a Home
Sweet Sadie the Mountain Cur Dog Needs a Home
Sadie, the small dog, found an outstanding couple, who cared for her, but could not keep her. Natchitoches Hope for Paws (NHP) took this sweet and lovable dog in and is helping her find her forever home. Sadie is housebroken and is good with children and other dogs. She loves to cuddle. Little S...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
169. Backyard Chickens on Twitter
Backyard Chickens on Twitter
A current trend is to move away from the sterile exotic lawn landscapes and move back towards useful, food producing yards. With that, the reappearance of chickens in the backyard naturally follows. All over North America, peeps are building coops and chicken tractors for hens that will lay healt...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:47
170. Give Children the Gift of Reading
Give Children the Gift of Reading
  Giving children the gift of reading is the greatest gift anyone can give. It's the gift that keeps on giving. When parents spend quality time, reading to a child the whole family benefits. By adding a plush toy book character for the child to snuggle with and play make believe with, you have ad...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:00
171. Global Wildlife Center
Global Wildlife Center
Nestled among the back roads of southeastern Louisiana, near Folsom, is a very unique wildlife preserve. Global Wildlife Center is the largest, totally free roaming preserve in the country. Animals of the grasslands from all over the world, some endangered or protected, make their home in the nat...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:24
172. Annie Oakley - Little Sure Shot
Annie Oakley - Little Sure Shot
How many of you remember the beautiful, blond heroine of the Old West, Annie Oakley? She shot and rode her way across our television screens and became an instant hit with little girls all over America. She was one of the few female heroes of the old west and I, like many other little girls of th...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
173. Cat Love Letters
Cat Love Letters
This is Blaze Star Cat, head cat of Hummingbird Hill. It's been a while since I posted. I am so pleased that my new little protege, Pepper Cat, has done such a good job with her pages and I thought you'd enjoy hearing about the fabulous book that I just read. It would make a purr-fectly wonderful...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
174. To the River and Back Again in Pictures
To the River and Back Again in Pictures
Each morning, around 9:00 a.m. we (two humans and our two dogs, though sometimes neighbor dogs, Amos and Sadie, join us) make our daily trek down to the Little Tchefuncte River in southeastern Louisiana, filling bird feeders along the way. This is a good way for us to get exercise while the dogs ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
175. Rescue a Black Dog, Find Unconditional Love
Rescue a Black Dog, Find Unconditional Love
There is nothing more eye catching than a classy black dog walking on a leash or playing in a yard. Black dogs rock! They make a statement. There are many black dogs (and cats) in shelters today that desperately need forever homes. Natchitoches Hope for Paws has several that are available for ad...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
176. Birds That Nest in Boxes
Birds That Nest in Boxes
Many birds and animals build nests in natural cavities and they will also nest in man-made boxes. The most popular one that uses birdhouses is the Bluebird. But several others will readily use a house. They include Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Wrens, Swallows, Prothonotary Warblers, Woodpeckers, N...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
177. Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash is our favorite winter squash. It is easy to grow in the home garden and can even be grown in containers. We enjoy it baked and in recipes from sweets to soup. In fact, it can be used in just about any recipe that calls for pumpkin. Like other members of the cucurbit family with...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:22
178. Pepper the New Cat
Pepper the New Cat
It's Pepper Cat again. Now that I have found my forever home, my new friend Blaze tells me that it is nice to help the 2-leggeds in choosing the proper items that will make us cats more comfortable. Actually, I'm just tickled pink to have a roof over my head and a warm, dry place to sleep, but h...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
179. Mizell's Butterfly and Hummingbird Extravaganza in Folsom, LA
Each September, Mizell Farms welcomes butterfly and hummingbird lovers to their nursery for the annual Butterfly and Hummingbird Festival. Events include speakers, hummingbird banding, visiting the butterfly house, touring the nature trail, plant related activities for the children, a butterfly r...
travel-and-places - Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:52:02
180. Bluebirds and Their Boxes on Twitter
Bluebirds and Their Boxes on Twitter
This Twttrlist is for all the bluebird lovers in the world. I've gathered some of the best tweets about bluebird boxes and Eastern bluebirds. These tweets contain many links to videos and photos of beautiful bluebirds. There is even a bluebird nest cam that I know you will enjoy. Putting up a ne...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
181. Coreopsis - Hardy and Beautiful Wildflowers
Coreopsis - Hardy and Beautiful Wildflowers
The Coreopsis family contains many beautiful and hardy native perennial flowering plants. Most members have golden yellow flowers, though one that is native to the south is pink. These easy to grow flowering perennials attract butterflies and other pollinators and most are fragrant. Also called T...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
182. Rio, a Most Exceptional Dog
Rio, a Most Exceptional Dog
I really could never choose just one of my furry family over another, but if I was FORCED to, then I would have to choose our precious foundling, mostly Catahoula Leopard dog and Pointer mixed breed, Rio. He has been a joy and a loyal companion since we found him as a cold, injured and hungry 12...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:47
183. Recipes for Lemon and other Citrus
Recipes for Lemon and other Citrus
Each year we look forward to the fall of the year, because fall is when the citrus fruit ripens in Louisiana. In October we begin to harvest the fruit from the citrus trees that grow in our habitat including Satsumas (Mandarin Oranges), Myers Lemons, Kumquats and a sort of large lemon like fruit ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
184. Restoring an Heirloom Garden
Restoring an Heirloom Garden
We are still working to completely restore our old-fashioned garden to it's true glory, and we thought that some of the gardeners out there might like to hear about how we began. Each time we pulled the weeds and vines away from a beautiful flowering plant it was like discovering living buried tr...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
185. Nature Postage Celebrates Animals
Nature Postage Celebrates Animals
This lens celebrates wildlife and says, "We love and protect animals". It is here that the creatures of Louisiana, both wild and domesticated, are spotlighted (in a positive way) by displaying their photo on postage stamps. Tips on attracting wildlife and descriptions and information about the h...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:45
186. Naturegirl7's 100 Lenses and Counting
Naturegirl7's 100  Lenses and Counting
After a little more than a year on Squidoo, I completed over 100 lenses and am proud to say that the Giant 100 Club accepted me. The second 100 lenses that are featured here, include some new niches which we are expanding upon, including Amphibians, Herbs, Sustainable Gardening, our family and m...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
187. Quiz: Fall Nature
Quiz: Fall Nature
How much do you know about nature in the fall? This little quiz, complete with pictures, will test your knowledge of some of the plants and animals of the autumn season. There is a picture for each question. The pictures are numbered and arranged in rows of 3. Read the question, then scroll up to...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
188. Top 10 Tales of Amos' Wanderings
Top 10 Tales of Amos' Wanderings
After my recent appearance on To the River and Back Again, the question, "Why do you wander so far from home?" was posed. There are actually many very good reasons why I choose to venture out into the wide and wonderful world, but here are the ten best ones. Dogs just want to have fun. Photos by ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
189. Naturally Native Lensography
Naturally Native Lensography
We love everything about nature, animals and the outdoors and we hope that our lenses reflect that love and respect. Every season brings beauty and some surprises. We also have a lot of hobbies and interests including art, photography, gardening and crafts. Oh, and I'm a retired teacher / librari...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
190. Senior Squid Animal - Nature Directory 1
Senior Squid Animal - Nature Directory 1
As the motto says: Senior Squids may be older, but are no less bolder. When you look at the quality and quantity of the lenses by Squidoo lensmasters who are 50 years of age or older, you find the cream of the crop. This will be the first in a series of directories that list lenses, written by me...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
191. Songs and Signs of Spring
Songs and Signs of Spring
Down here in the the Deep South, the signs and songs of spring begin to show themselves in what would be considered late winter for the rest of the country. It is not uncommon to have Taiwan Cherry tree and Wild Blueberry (Huckleberry, Vaccinium spp.) flowers in late January or Paper White Narcis...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
192. Valentine, What Shall I Give Thee?
Valentine, What Shall I Give Thee?
Are you wondering what to give your sweetheart for Valentine's Day this year? Why not try a natural gift, like flowers or a plant? Since Victorian times, many herbs and flowers have been given special meanings and there is even a "language of flowers". You can tell your love how you care, and gi...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
193. Louisiana Holiday Feast
Louisiana Holiday Feast
If you are not from Louisiana, you probably don't know how different the northern part of the state is from the southern part of the state. We cook different foods, pray in different churches and celebrate the holidays in very different ways. I have lived in both parts of the state and on this p...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:15:30
194. Naturally Native Gifts Zazzle Gallery
Naturally Native Gifts Zazzle Gallery
We love to photograph, draw and paint nature and our Naturally Native Zazzle Gallery reflects our love of nature and the outdoors. We take pictures each day when we walk our 2 rescued dogs to the beautiful Tchefuncte River and we can share our view of the animals in our habitat by creating produc...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
195. Wild Turkey Thanksgiving a la Louisiane
Wild Turkey Thanksgiving a la Louisiane
Unlike their domestic cousin, the wild turkey is an intelligent and fascinating creature. The domestic turkey does not have the survival instincts nor the hardiness of the wild turkey. This page contains information about the wild turkey, including its description and habits. You'll also find Th...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
196. Naturegirl7's Many Faces
Naturegirl7's Many Faces
Here you'll find every lens that Naturegirl7 has written. She has many faces and interests and with almost 200 lenses, we felt that a little organization was needed. We hope you enjoy this virtual visit to see the nature, sights and sounds of Louisiana. Young Naturegirl by naturegirl7
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
197. Fall Zazzles in Louisiana
Fall Zazzles in Louisiana
In the coastal southern United States, Autumn is usually a season that hurries by too quickly. High temperatures remain until late September or early October and when the cool weather does finally move in, it only stays for a couple of weeks. Some years, when we actually have a frost or freeze or...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:23
198. Razzle Zazzle Christmas Gifts
Razzle Zazzle Christmas Gifts
If you are looking for a variety of attractive and original designs and photographs on shoes, T-shirts, ties, bags, mugs and Christmas cards with matching postage, then Zazzle is the place to shop for Christmas gifts. We've also gathered a selection of designs, books and poems which any natur...
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:34
199. Russian Tea Cakes Cookie
Russian Tea Cakes Cookie
When I was a teenager, for Christmas holidays and special occasions, we made a delicious little round cookie that was filled with finely chopped pecans. We called them Sand Tarts in north Louisiana. The more common name is Russian Tea Cakes. My Sand Tarts cookie recipe varies a little from the r...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:55
200. Second Sight (Arcane Society)
Second Sight (Arcane Society)
Second Sight by Amanda Quick had been sitting on my bedside table for a couple of weeks. I started to read it several times, but something always stopped me. It is a paranormal romance which is set during Victorian times. A friend of mine and fellow Squidoo lensmaster, ElizabethJeanAllen, introd...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
201. Bewitching Halloween Beauties
Bewitching Halloween Beauties
When Halloween rolls around we automatically think of ugly old witches and their ferocious black cats. But I have found that witches and their familiars can be quite lovely. I have searched Zazzle for artistic renditions of witches and cats and have found some outstanding works of art. So here is...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:46
202. My Summer of Love Virtual Concert
My Summer of Love Virtual Concert
My Summer of Love Virtual Concert will benefit our abandoned and mistreated animals. Many of the groups and individual musicians (like John Denver and Marvin Gaye) who will appear at this virtual concert were activists for a variety of worthy causes, so it is fitting that the proceeds from this l...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:25:02
203. Remarkable Animal Videos
Remarkable Animal Videos
As we grow older we are constantly amazed with the special talents and abilities of animals, both domesticated and wild. The videos that we have collected here just show a few of the remarkable gifts that animals possess. We have many animal friends in our pack and are rewarded each day for the k...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:56
204. Best of Gardening on Twitter
Best of Gardening on Twitter
I'm always looking for good references about gardening and I found a goldmine on Twitter. The good thing about this list is that it is ever changing and it can be updated with the click of a mouse. If you're like me and want to learn about the current trends in sustainable and organic vegetable,...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:11:56
205. Pond Life, One of those Days
Pond Life, One of those Days
If you like to take and/or view photographs, then the caption contest module is for you. It allows users to enter all sorts of funny and clever captions for variety of pictures. So, take a few minutes to write funny one-liners or even mini-stories about these photos from nature and we'll see who...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:35
206. Native Southern Sages
Native Sages (Salvias) are beautiful additions to the garden. Both Salvia coccinea (Lady in Red) and Salvia lyrata (Lyre-leaf Sage) attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Salvia coccinea usually has red flowers, but also comes in coral and white. This member of the same family as the culinary herb...
home-and-garden - Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:53:52
207. naturegirl7's Zazzle Designs
naturegirl7's Zazzle Designs
Our gallery is called Naturally Native Creations and it features nature related photographs and art work. We create posters, T-shirts, Keds shoes, mousepads, greeting cards and lots of other things. My husband and I love nature and the outdoors and would like to share that love with the world, so...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:47
208. 70 Super Angel Blessed Squidoo Pages
Watch out! They let me out of the barnyard again and I'm on a blessing binge. I'm blessing 10 lenses in seven different Squidoo neighborhoods in seven days. The school bus picked us up each day, but has to be back before school starts. I have visited the Land of the Dinosaurs and have also spent...
squidoo-community - Sat, 21 Jul 2012 17:27:20
209. Honey Island Swamp Monster
Honey Island Swamp Monster
Who knows what dwells deep within the dark reaches of the massive Honey Island Swamp near Slidell, Louisiana? Some say that a large, hairy biped lives and hunts in the virgin wetlands. This smaller, Bigfoot-like creature has been seen by several local swamp dwellers and the unearthly screams have...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:47
210. Naturegirl's Nymphs for Fresh Squids
This lens was originally created for a group of aspiring Giant Squids called Naturegirl's Nymphs, but now most of the group members have graduated to Giant Squids. This was our story: "From the depths of the ocean comes friend to squid and human alike, Naturegirl and the Nereids. Like the Goddes...
squidoo-community - Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:46:50
211. Best of Cajun Recipes on Twitter
We love our spicy food down here in south Louisiana and I'm always looking for new recipes, especially ones that are geared toward low fat and cholesterol. I found a bounty of Cajun recipes on Twitter. Easy recipes for everything from classic Cajun style seafood to vegetarian Cajun seasoning and ...
food-and-cooking - Wed, 30 May 2012 23:15:05
212. Fresh Wonders Nature Contest
Welcome to the third weekly contest and tutorial lens of the new Fresh Wonders of Ning. This week's contest will feature Animal and Nature lenses.The Fresh Wonders Squid with the winning lens will be rewarded with the Wonder Squid Award, a Spotlight interview and a little write up on Fresh Sq...
squidoo-community - Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:41:40
213. Summer of Love Great Sounds Video Showcase
I was a teenager in the early 1960's during a time of revelation in the music industry and the world. The Fifth Dimension, Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Beachboys were groups that had that special something that blended into a great sound. Come relive these great sounds and pretty soon you'...
Music - Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:06:31
214. Covington, LA on New Orleans' North Shore
Covington, Louisiana is located on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, across the Causeway Bridge from New Orleans making it the perfect place to stay when visiting the Big Easy. It is the parish seat of St. Tammany Parish and it's history is old, dating back to the early 1800's. It was a maj...
travel-and-places - Sat, 28 Apr 2012 01:50:00
215. Artist Mattie E. Clark
My grandmother, Mattie E. Clark was an artist, who had to set aside her art for a number of years to raise five children and, after my grandfather died at an early age, also manage the family farm. My mother always told us about our artistic grandmother and we had many of her paintings hanging on...
arts-and-design - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:53:03
216. Christmas Recipes for Kids
Since we were children, my brother, sisters and I have enjoyed baking Christmas cookies and other treats. It is good to see that today's children also enjoy making things in the kitchen. I ran across a wonderful book (actually a series of books) that gives step by step, illustrated instructions o...
holidays-and-celebrations - Sat, 17 Dec 2011 15:16:59
217. Funny and Cute Animal Videos
Funny and Cute Animal Videos
This lens is for all of you animal lovers out there. We keep finding these cute, funny and interesting videos on YouTube.com featuring one of our favorite things, Animals, so we thought we'd put them all together in one place. There are too many to watch in one sitting, so we hope you'll keep co...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:23:32
218. Black Cauldron
The Black Cauldron movie is on my list for Halloween viewing by older children. This fantasy from Walt Disney Productions, was released in 1985, after twelve years in production. The animation is outstanding and though the story line isn't as strong, it is still a good slightly scary movie that ...
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:52:49
219. Angel of Farmyard Animals
Farmyard animals need an Angel, too. So here I am, naturegirl7, back into the farmyard where I began. The little Squidoo neighborhood which I watch over is a very interesting and entertaining place. I'm beginning to feel like Fern in Charlotte's Web as I observe all these lovely animals. On this...
squidoo-community - Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:57:40
220. Dear Tippi Hedren
Why, you might ask, would I want to write a letter to Tippi Hedren, that actress who was in Alfred Hitchcock's, The Birds? Why? Well, I'll tell you why? Tippi Hedren is the founder of the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve. She has been caring for big cats, that had been discarded or mist...
nonprofits - Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:33:46
221. Naturally Native Squids Headquarters
The Naturally Native Squids group welcomes lenses about nature, animals, native plants, gardening (especially ecologically healthy gardening) and all things natural.Lenses should be well constructed with good content and photographs, with no generic module titles. Only G rated lenses, are welcome...
squidoo-community - Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:04:46
222. Naturally Native Habitat
Naturally Native is all about our love of nature, animals, flowers and the great outdoors. We enjoy Louisiana's scenic rivers and the abundant native plants and animals and we want to share it with the world. Most of the photographs featured here were taken in Southeastern Louisiana both pre and ...
pets-and-animals - Sun, 05 Jun 2011 01:01:46
223. Etsy Goes Natural
Artists seem to run in my family and I have been drawing, painting and creating crafts and jewelry since I was a girl. My husband and I have opened an Etsy Store which features my designs, most of which are inspired by or use objects from nature. I love to use wood and natural stones in my jewelr...
arts-and-design - Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:27:47
224. Squidoo Zazzler Co-Op Headquarters
SQUIDOO ZAZZLE CO-OP Welcome to the Squidoo Zazzle Co-op. This group is the home for top notch lenses relating to Zazzle. Let's have some fun showing off our great creations and helping each other promote our gallery shops! Use creativity in your presentations and put some "meaty" subject mat...
squidoo-community - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:45:55
225. Bluebird Tribute in Video and Song
This is a tribute to the beautiful and joyful Bluebird of the fields and forests of the U.S. Young and old alike should enjoy this lens which features Bluebirds in YouTube Video, Songs and literature. Yes, this is a love fest for Bluebirds, whether they be from the East, the West or the Mountains...
pets-and-animals - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:15:01
226. Quiz: New Orleans Geography
Quiz: New Orleans Geography
Can you locate the following places in and around New Orleans? Hint: You may need a basic knowledge of native the New Orleans dialect. This quiz was formulated by a native of New Orleans in the language and history of the people of New Orleans, so all of the answers may not exactly match the 19...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09:47
227. On the Road to Omaha
Everyone has a bucket list, maybe not written down on paper, but its there in their head. When the opportunity comes to check off one of the items, especially one that's near the top, you just have to grab it. For years, I have wanted to travel to Omaha, Nebraska to see the LSU Tigers in the Nati...
travel-and-places - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:03:52
228. LSU Tigers Video Tribute
The LSU Tigers had a remarkable season in 2007 with Les Miles and in previous years with he who will not be named. The team goes on to Fight, Fight Fight to victory each year. This lens is a collection of some of LSU's greatest moments and memorabilia. We hope you'll enjoy the memories and that ...
sports-and-recreation - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:03:25

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