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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"UNCERTAIN"



It is Outdoor Wednesday again. I am taking Susan, at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com, and all of you to a place in East Texas.






There are several versions as to how this little place got the name "Uncertain". One was because steamboat captains on their way to Jefferson, Texas in the earlier days had trouble and were "uncertain" where to moor their vessels. Regardless, what is factual, "Uncertain" was incorporated in 1961.



One of the few cafes in the area. I am sure you will find something to your liking on these menus.
"Uncertain" is located on Caddo Lake. There is a visitor center, camp grounds, boat docks, and great fishing.

Caddo Lake is Texas' only naturally formed lake,created in the late 1800s. when Red River broke through a logjam covering more than 2600 acres across the Texas-Louisiana border with water.

Water lilies carpet the surface of the lake.

This was at one time Dick & Charlies Tea Room.


These are bald cypress threes over 400 years old. These gray strands of moss covering so many trees was used for stuffing seats of the Ford Model T.




There are 200 species of birds, like this blue Heron.



40 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

This was so neat! Thanks for sharing this tour. I CERTAINly enjoyed it!

Ginny said...

Those cypress trees are amazing! And the water lilies carpeting the water. This all looks like a different world!! Beautiful and haunting!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am certain that I would like to visit Uncertain.What a unique name for a town!
Ruth

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

That is hilarious. Thanks for sharing.

Cherie said...

Certainly is a cute post. I would love to have tea in that old room above the swamp as long as I didnt fall through the floor and get eaten by a gator. :)

Jan n Jer said...

That sounds like a very interesting place. Love the photos.

Tete said...

Wonderful post again! I would love to be able to see this place. I've seen photos and movies when I was younger, but this is the best set of photos and information yet.
Loved reading the menus. I have never had gator. We don't eat crawfish here, it's bait. Comes out of mudding water and cetainly tastes like that.
The trees, the trees. I think one of my favorite of all time and I have never seen one in person...they have a haunting look to them.

Have a great evening!
Tete

Light and Voices said...

Kewel....never heard of Uncertain Texas. I learned something new today. Isn't that grand? What a hoot your blog was this week.
Joyce M

Becky K. said...

I had never heard of this town. Fun tour!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow LV, no doubt from those pics you're not in Philly any more! Thanks for sharing:@)

Donnie said...

That was some really cool photos. Looks like a neat place to visit. I can't believe I used both neat and cool in a sentence...rad...lol...

marina said...

hahahaha what a fun post. I love the first picture and all the other signs.
Great pictures of the lake, the trees and the heron!!!!

Sandi (Meme) said...

Thanks for sharing such great information! I'm CERTAIN I've never heard of UNCERTAIN! Hope you have a great week. Sandi

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sis,, these were some fantastic photos!!!! Love the Lily Pads.. Of course the trees and such are pretty cool too!!!
Hope all is well with you Sis ...
Keeping a prayerful heart for you~~~Hugs Dena

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hey, what a great spot! Just LOOOOVE that menu - it'd be right at home downunder here in OZ!

Have a great day!

Boo-Bah said...

what an interesting place. It's as interesting as it's name. The trees are certainly beautiful.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh goodness!! That looks like a bayou!!! And I've NEVER been in ANYTHING remotely like that ever!

I can ALMOST hear and feel the mosquitoes!

Jan said...

So interesting, LV..... a place named Uncertain, and also the water scenes, nothing like the scenes I expected in Texas.
Hugs,
Jan

Vhincci Subia said...

Indeed a great blog! It looks like I would be visiting this often.

A nice post here! I love the view, the photos, making me envy of your places there!

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Kelly Mac said...

Such a great post today. It reminds me of places we have around here. We're still stuck inside with illness, so it was a great treat to take a walk outside with you. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Smith said...

Hi, I just spendt some time on your blog and now I must follow!
Of love your "Uncertain" post!
Looking forward to more great posts and pictures!
Have a fabulous day!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fun post!

Crystal said...

What a wonderful place to visit!!! I loved the boat in the water....it looks so serene. The trees are so beautiful.....I'm certain I would like to visit Uncertain someday!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Mya said...

I am pretty certain that I have not heard of Uncertain before. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
Cypress trees are amazing. They can have an eerie quality about them looking like tree monsters ready to snare trespassers, or as in one of your photos they become a welcomed canopy along the river giving some shade to boats.
Thank you for leaving your calling card when you dropped by my blog - I enjoy seeing who has come to call.

Lily Riani said...

one into my US to visit list :D

Danica said...

What a fun post! I love it!

Kathy said...

This is very cool and lovely! Would love to see this place - mysterious and romantic at the same time. When we were visiting Savannah the tour guide advised we not touch the moss because it was full of chiggers! nasty little red bugs! Wonder if that's true - now considering the story for the car seats - hmmm
Hope you're having a wonderful sunshiny day,
Kathy

Joani said...

That is 2 funny. What is this near? I bet there R snakes & lots of other water animals in that swamp like area. Luv the lilies.

Diann said...

Hi LV!
Well, this looks like a fun place to visit! And I know I would love that flea market!

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

LV,
I want to visit Uncertain. New to me.
monah

Ann said...

You never cease to amaze me with your great posts. I've never heard of a place like this. The trees are so majestic looking, love it. The water lillies are beautiful. I'm CERTAIN i'd like to visit.
Ann

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Great post...and the photos are wonderful. I live close to a lake that looks a lot like this one. Reelfoot Lake, TN was formed by an earthquake in the 1800's and was formed when the Mississippi River ran backwards for several years...
So glad you came by...please come back anytime!!!

CailinMarie said...

Hello! Love all your photos. They are really wonderful. I bet that tea room made for a fun stop once upon a time, how it sits over the water like that. But I have to say what I'll remember is your fact about the moss being used to stuff the seats of the model T.
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier-

DoanLegacy said...

Interesting info, and just so many fantastic photos to see!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi LV ... you got alligators in that there lake? :>) Wow, what a cool post!!! I hope that we'll be able to visit Uncertain ... is it far from Ft. Worth?

Thanks again for sharing this info with us,

Kathy

Johnny Nutcase said...

Great post! I am a big fan of cypress trees - these are great!

Carol said...

The Bald Cypress trees are impressive. Would love to see one up close.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

" Uncertain" looks like a very interesting place. Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of it, I think ? lol
Blessings,
~Myrna

CountryDreaming said...

Catfish and cypress ... what an awesome combination for a grand vacation ... No doubt about it!

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

interesting sites of things I never seen befoe. The cypresses look very special. This is the fun part of photoblogging, to visit different parts of the world

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