Some photos in and around
Joe and Joyce Hinton
(click on any photo to enlarge)
just past sunset..
Stately Cypress Trees are abundant throughout the lake..
With colder temps come the White Pelicans, accompanied by the the many other lake feeders.(CLICK HERE ON WHITE PELICANS to learn more)
Alf..our guard dog... weighs about 10 lbs but thinks he's a 200
lb. pit bull..
Tarantulas..when we first moved here in '82, large tarantulas were common, especially in the fall, when they could be seen crossing roads and open areas in numbers. Their population has declined significantly since, and very few are seen now. I captured this giant one peaking in one of our first floor windows in the fall of '99..
Joyce's Stained Glass Studio,
Joyce, doing one of the things she likes most, making Church windows..
Although Cottonheads and Copperheads are the most common of the poisonous snakes found around the lake, there are a few Rattlesnakes also: Here I am in 1970, with a 6 foot 4 inch rattler killed near here.
The lake level is periodically lowered, exposing decaying aquatic vegetation
commonly referred to as "muck". Mixing this muck with garden compost
makes for some interesting...uh..
corn?..garlic?..I just call it "Cajun corn", and
...makes some other mighty fine veggies too,
Hang on Snoopy, Snoopy hang on...
This is the fish that got me in the doghouse..see1995 for story
Milk Bottle used as time capsule. Ref. years 1935/1970
Lunch sack found in Milk bottle, by Raymond O.Parker. See 1935/1970
Old Percussion Pistol. I was told when I acquired it that it was from ca.1850s
Click on Ray Shaw and his 1929 Model A Ford.
(See story at 1929 History Page 2)
1957 Cushman Eagle owned by Jim Howard
(See story at 1952 History page 2)