Sunday, August 1, 2010

Oak post

This will be my final blog about Oak Alley.  My fascination with Oak Alley began many years ago on my first trip there.  At that time, the grand mansion was in much need of some TLC.  Over the years, and through the vision of one man, Zeb Mayhew II, she was restored to her former state of glory with many additional amenities.  I have been to everything from tours and gala events to craft fairs.  Occasionally, when I am in the area, I take a slight detour just to drive past her and marvel in the grandeur that is Oak Alley. She has been the site for the filming of many movies, weddings, and events.  Instead of reinventing her history, I will add below, the history taken from the website....I'm hoping there's not a professor around waiting to hit me with a plagiary charge !  FYI, the website is  

Okay, bad idea....I won't be posting the longgggggg history, as fascinating as it is (I attempted it and it is wayyyy too long for a blog and a brief synopsis wouldn't do it justice).  Please do yourself a  favor and visit the website and the history page, you won't be disappointed if you love tales of the old south like I do !

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oak Alley continued.....

A mighty oak
West side of the house
Christmas at Oak Alley

Another Christmas photo
Christmas topiary
Snow, an unusual occurrence in southeast Louisiana
More snow
Like fine lace beneath the mighty oaks.....
Aftermath of Katrina
More of Katrina's wrath
A tree fallen amid ancestor graves
A New Orleans Saints playoff daughter and grandson are in this photo.
Side view
A sugar kettle...used way back when to make sugar from the sugar cane
Tour guides

I'll try to add some history on a later post.  Every time I pass Oak Alley, I am in awe of her grandeur....hope you enjoyed.

My very first blog.....Oak Alley Plantation

I didn't set out to start a blog this evening...I was only trying to sign into this world of blogs that I know nothing about.  There are some blogs that I am extremely fond of and hopefully, I can attach them to this page and share them with you.  What to say....well, it's hotter than heck here in Louisiana today !  Makes me think of the movie The Long Hot Summer with Don Johnson and a female actress who's name I can't remember at the moment...I guess that's kind of sexist...remembering the guy's name and forgetting the female's name !  What can I say !  Speaking of that movie, parts of it were filmed near here at Oak Alley Plantation...guess I should post a picture of it.  Maybe that can be the theme of my first blog....LA plantation houses !  Sounds like a plan to me !  On to my experiment..........
 Here are some pictures of Oak Alley for you to enjoy....