I love the country and maybe it’s because I’m a down home southern girl. Anyway, as much as I love the country I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t actually live in the country…I’m not ready for the 24/7 bored life. However, I did stumble upon some happiness in Natchitoches recently.
|I was drawn to this fence behind an old church…I mean it literally begged for me to touch & feel it…to know its story and ponder on the hands that built it.|
|St. Augustine church, founded in 1803 by people of color, is situated on an old country winding road across from Cane River.|
|Can you imagine the people in 19th-century attire gathering here to worship, celebrate weddings, baptismal’s and funerals?|
|The descendants of a freed slave woman, Marie Coincoin, and her French lover. Her descendants founded St. Augustine|
|Beautiful. Can you see the old cemetery behind the church? THIS is a country church! I will always have this picture to remind me of how full and happy my heart felt while wandering these grounds.|
|I’m drawn to OLD things including old cemeteries. It’s so peaceful as its residents Rest In Peace.|
|I drag him along on my “adventures” and he willingly puts up with the bugs, heat and my endless questions of gift shop attendants about the area.|
Next up I’ll share pics from Melrose Plantation that was owned by a freed slave named Marie Therese Coincoin.