Congratulations to our own Barbara Cornelius

Congratulations to our own Barbara Cornelius for winning FIRST PLACE in the Flora Division of the City of Richardson Photography contest. 

This photograph was taken while visiting Uncertain, Texas (population 150) on the glassy, highly vegetated waters of Caddo Lake.  This lake is 26,000 acres that are situated half in Louisiana and half in Texas. It is the only naturally formed lake in Texas.  It is also an internationally recognized Ramsar “Wetland of International Importance”. The eastern half in Louisiana is more of a normal open lake. But the Texas side is a vast cypress swamp, of bayous and lily pad covered ponds. 

It is this western side of the lake that we love. It is truly a beautiful place. You will find it being described as being a "mysterious and intriguing Texas treasure" or "one of the best kept secrets of Texas". This is especially true in the spring when everything is a vibrant green, and wildlife abounds.