Today, I had occasion to travel from Eunice to Crowley to Iota and back to Eunice (Louisiana, that is). I enjoy driving around Southwest Louisiana in the spring. It’s amazing how a landscape so topographically featureless can be so enchanting, but it really is.
The dude above is crawfishing in a flooded field. In this area this time of year, between the flooded rice fields and the flooded crawfish ponds, a traveler could practically get from point to point by flat-bottomed boat as well as the highway. In places, as far as the eye can see, the landscape spreads away in watery fields confined and subdivided by short levees and terraces.
But what I like best of all about spring on the Cajun prairie?
Spring is best, because spring green is the greenest green.
Credit for the Cajun prairie snapshots above goes to the Zydeco Cajun Byway website.