Friday, February 10, 2012

DAY TRIPPIN' IN BAYOU COUNTRY




On our little get away last week, we spent
a day visiting a couple of nearby plantations.
The pictures are a little dark due to the weather
but I wanted to share because the homes
are so beautiful.

I had always wanted to visit Nottaway and 
in spite of a rainy start, we enjoyed ourselves.
We approached from the side, isn't it beautiful?
This could easily be mistaken for the front of the house.


 This white room is just stunning.
My photography doesn't do it justice, especially
with heavy clouds outside.
Weddings and receptions are held here frequently.
I would love to attend a party here!



The egg and dart crown moldings and the
beautiful medallion are made of hand carved
cypress according to the guide.

Nottaway is also a bed and breakfast with
several cottages on the grounds for overnight
guests as well.


The grounds are beautifully landscaped and kept
immaculate. This is looking toward the levy
between the house and the Mississippi.

The front yard covered over eight acres when
the house was built and now, due to the changes
in the  river and the addition of the levy,
it has shrunk to less than two.


This is one of my favorite pictures, even though
 it was cloudy and wet.
I love, love the live oak tree and the way
it frames the back of the house.

We also stopped at Madewood Plantation
pictured below. They no longer offer tours of the home,
but the gentleman was kind enough to allow us
to snap some pictures of the outside.


This home is also in beautiful condition. The
columns are just awesome.


The back terrace held a lovely fountain made from
a sugar kettle.  Another beautiful live oak
provides shade when needed.



Orange and loquat trees were loaded with luscious fruit.


I hope you enjoyed a bit of our tour.

I have a couple more things to share next time.
Till then...............
                             Carolyn

6 comments:

S. Etole said...

What beauty you have shared.

mississippi artist said...

You know I love a good road trip! These are beautiful. I will be back visiting in Louisiana before too long-I just can't stay away.

racheld said...

It's always lovely to have you drop in at LAWN TEA!! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed all this tour you shared---how beautiful and how stately are the vistas and views.

We always loved our drives through Louisiana, and I never DID get those little wisps of pilfered Spanish Moss to grow at home!

This was simply lovely, and I'm adding your blog to my sidebar.

rachel

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Such a beautiful place! Can you imagine living there? Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Oh I am really liking this visit to lower LA!!! Cool woodwork and beautiful rainy day pics this time:))
Hoping you have some *sunshine* this week to brighten your litle world too~
love ya
lilsis

Karen said...

Oh I am really liking this visit to lower LA!!! Cool woodwork and beautiful rainy day pics this time:))
Hoping you have some *sunshine* this week to brighten your litle world too~
love ya
lilsis