The swampy waters of Lake Lafayette receded as I explored it's waterways.
I saw an old duck blind, long gone to disuse.I roused a sunning gator.
He swam toward me with curiosity or maybe in display.
Little birds caught gnats in the cool air.
The swamp was dark at days end. Only beginning to green up....
The three thirty CSX freight approaches.
Small birds were about.
This alligator was the largest I have ever seen in the wild, up close....I only took one photo. Then I scrammed. I was about twenty five yards away. I was going up the Van Dyke cutoff in Lake Lafayette, which runs along the railroad tracks and I turned into a cove before the Cypress pond. This gator was on the opposite bank from the entrance to the cove.