Francisville, a great little historic town
north of Baton Rouge. It is surrounded
by beautiful gardens and fountains....
All four seasons are represented
late 1800's. The whole area is now a state
park, and is well kept and preserved. There
are daily tours of the house and grounds.
the property. It is 250 years old...wow
vegetable gardens used to be. I loved the
layers of color in the photograph...from purple
flowers to green, to blue, to brown; would
make a great watercolor or pastel
eerie appearance. I was virtually alone
walking the grounds, and it was bordering
some of the blooms. These were in the
beds in the formal gardens next to the
so were these great little yellow butterflies
grounds, and taking lots of photos. It was
virtually deserted...the vacation season is over.
The girl in the gift shop said it had been really
quiet. But that made it especially beautiful and
peaceful. It is such an iconic Louisiana image...
will make some nice additions to the show.