St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, is a working sugar plantation which has been in continuous operation for many many years. I took this photo of a huge live oak on the grounds; the home is peeking through the massive limbs. St. Joseph is located on the Mississippi River in the river parishes that wind along Louisiana’s famous River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Comments

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    What a magnificent old tree, Bonnie! The tales it could tell (but don’t let me digress into talking trees….) :o)

  • Thank you, Krys! I appreciate your comment. J.R.R. Tolkien would agree with your theory of talking trees. His Ents were another breed of “people!” Maybe it’s a British thing; I love the idea because I love the British way of thinking!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    wow Amazing Capture Bonnie Gorgeous tree love it

  • Thank you, Maggie! Appreciate your comment!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • NeilG
    NeilGabout 4 years ago

    Cool tree also it looks like the tree is holding up the frame of the photo!

  • What a wonderful observation; I hadn’t noticed that! Thanks for pointing it out.

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature; Mr. Oak and I are appreciative!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 4 years ago

    such a wonderful tree!!! congrats on the feature!

  • It’s like a venerable old friend! I loved it when I first set eyes on it. Glad you do, too!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolabout 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful oak tree, fantastic image!

  • Thank you, Joni! I know you see lots of these in Mississippi!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachabout 4 years ago

    I find myself, lately, falling in love with trees. This one is a real beauty.
    I’ve never understood why they are called live oaks. Are there a lot of dead ones?

  • Thanks for your comment, Evelyn. According to Wikipedia, "The name live oak comes from the fact that evergreen oaks remain green and “live” throughout winter, when other oaks are dormant, leafless and “dead”-looking." The name is used colloquially in North America, but especially in the south. Hope that explanation helps!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic tree and background scenery!! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks, Angie!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • labaker
    labakerover 3 years ago

    there is a live oak in charleston s carolina called angel oak that they say may be 1400 yrs old, it make this tree look small,i have seen it and it is unbelievable.

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