Deliverance in Louisiana

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Creepy." Not everyone finds the place creepy, but I do. The air is hot and humid, eerily still as the electric boat moves slowly through the swampy waters of the Louisiana bayous whose trees are hung with ghostlike, gossamer-fine, Spanish Moss.  I can't see the shore … Continue reading Deliverance in Louisiana

Mrs. O’Leary’s Fire and What it Did for Chicago

Chicago’s summer of 1871 was a scorcher.  Legend has it that the Great Fire of that year started in Mrs. O’Leary’s  barn on the south side of the city, when her cow knocked a kerosene lantern into some hay which ignited some wood, which set the city ablaze and … the rest you know.  Chicago was … Continue reading Mrs. O’Leary’s Fire and What it Did for Chicago