Monday, November 17, 2008

My World Tuesday, Part 5

My World Texas,
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas

Today in Texas
End of the Season for Color

(Click on the photo for a full page view)

Caddo Lake in the Fall
Cypress Trees (Scanned slide)


The hardest part for photographing this shot, was waiting for the bass to quit jumping. It was probably a good day for fishermen but it was sure hard for still reflections. There was no sunlight, as the Sun was still hidden in the mist over the lake.

Caddo Lake (French: Lac Caddo) is a 25,400 acre (103 km²) lake and wetland located on the border between Texas and Louisiana, in northern Harrison County and southern Marion County in Texas and western Caddo Parish in Louisiana. The lake is named after the Southeastern culture of Native Americans called Caddo or Caddoans, who lived in the area from the 16th century until their expulsion in the 19th century. It is an Internationally protected wetland under the RAMSAR treaty and is the largest natural fresh water lake in the South, and the largest Cypress forest in the world. It used to be Texas' only natural lake until it was artificially dammed in the 1900s.

According to Caddo legend, the lake was formed by the 1811 New Madrid Earthquake. There may be some truth to the legend, as Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee was formed by that earthquake, but most geologists now feel that Caddo Lake was formed gradually rather than catastrophically. The lake was formed, either gradually or catastrophically, by the "Great Raft," a 100 mile (160 km) log jam on the Red River in Louisiana.


Since 1965 Texas' Caddo Lake has had hundreds of Bigfoot 'sightings' according to the Texas Big Foot Research Center (TBRC) as told on the Travel Channel 2006 Documentary "Bigfoot."


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Thanks.

Troy and Martha


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29 comments:

willow said...

Wonderful!! It looks like a painting.

ewok1993 said...

Oh what an interesting post and a beautiful picture. Now, about that bigfoot thing, I didnt know there is a texas version of this thing.

Thanks for showing your world.

fishing guy said...

Wait Troy: You never want the bass to not be active. Your challenge was to get one in mid air my friend.

Migs CFL fan said...

Fabulous shot, I love that reflection. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Gaelyn said...

Absolutely outstanding reflection! Such vivid colors. Certainly worth the wait. Did you catch any fish? Or did Bigfoot get them all?
Thanks for the tour.

Leslie: said...

What an absolutely STUNNING shot. Everyone needs to look at this photo enlarged. You should have it framed! I also have a reflection today. Pop over to say HI. :D

beetles in the bush said...

Recently, a new buprestid beetle - Chrysobothris caddo - was described from this area and named after the Caddo culture.

Beautiful picture.

regards -- ted

T and S said...

WOW...that's a beautiful image. Nice reflection depicting a peaceful mood...Thomas

AphotoAday said...

Nice reflection...
And I don't think I've ever heard anybody say that they had t wait for the fish to stop jumping to get their shot...

Arija said...

Well worth waiting for such a superb shot. Of course you could have caught a bass for your supper as well.Beautiful lake and wetland reserve.
Great background material and post.

Michael Palmer said...

Love it!!! I never heard of the Texas bigfoot -

The Good Life in Virginia said...

and have you had any luck with a bigfoot sighting???

too funny waiting for the bass to stop jumping.

have a wonderful week.

erin

imac said...

well worth the wait.Beautiful reflections

Wren said...

Thanks for a lovely photo and very informative post. The reflection in the photo is perfect, well worth waiting for.

That's the trouble with fish, isn't it? They never listed when you ask them to be still.

Daryl said...

I love this photo ... reflections are so interesting ..

:-Daryl

Kathiesbirds said...

I can't believe that Texas doesn't have any natural lakes. It's so big! Thre are no natural lakes anywhere in that state? This is amazing to me, having lived in Maine, which is much smaller but ful of bodies of water! Sometimes my easten bones poke out. I guess they are doing that now! LOL! The photo and the info are both amazing today.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful World and photo work.

Donna said...

Wonderful Shot!! Happy night!hughugs

The Texican said...

Makes me want to go to Caddo and wet a hook. Pappy

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful photo, and interesting information about Caddo Lake. Thanks.

NoTy But Nice Zhoe said...

woww... very interesting lovely shot... feel so peaceful and fresh...

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Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Stunning reflection and view, so did you get any fishing done?

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Heh... can't believe you said you waited for the bass to stop jumping! Whoa... I would do anything to have them jump!
Awesome photo, fantastic post!
Thoroughly enjoyed it!

~Michele~

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful reflection.

indicaspecies said...

Interesting information. Beautiful reflections of the fall colors in the serene Caddo Lake.

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Moannie said...

Gorgeous picture. What a wonderful place, so still and serene. I still would love to have had a picture of Bass jumping for joy.

lmerie said...

Lovely! the colors are so comforting. I love fall . . .

Over from David's by the way . . .

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

congrats on POTD...stunning image!!

Ana said...

Very interesting....up side down.
Hehehe