The heat of September has settled upon us. It has been so dry lately that several parishes in northern Louisiana have issued burn bans.

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Humid Louisiana prohibits fire because it’s too dry. Does that qualify as an oxymoron?

Norm’s cousin provided just the respite we needed from the inferno of late summer in Louisiana: a day on Caney Lake.

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This gem of a lake was created when Caney Creek was dammed.

Hidden within the rolling hills and pine forests, earthly beings unaccustomed to earthly pulchritude would hardly believe in its existence.

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But the beauty of this place is, indeed, perceptible even to the eye untrained.

Up.

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Down.

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All around.

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To perceive beauty is to acknowledge the universe’s potential.

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Everything that is, is here now.

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