Cosmic confluence on the bayou


This dude is doing a good job at sculling on Bayou Bartholomew in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, a small boat propulsion/navigation skill, the development of which is considered by many southerners as a rite of passage to proper adulthood.

As many of you may (or may not) have noticed, here lately, posts on this blog have not been as frequent as in the past, a set of conditions brought about by my meeting other responsibilities. Though those obligations have not diminished, I have had this nagging itch to post something, but had no idea what it would be.

Then on my way home from a shoot, as I drove over the Bayou Bartholomew Bridge near the Chez Dempsey, I spied a dude sculling and fishing on the face of the waters. It was then that my faith in the higher power providing for one’s means and relief got a turbo boost.

It was at that moment that I realized that the Master Puppeteer had skillfully made our axis cross. The dude needed some fishing relief and I needed something cool to shoot. Incredible you say. I don’t think so. After all, it is hard to argue with the results.

I hope the guy managed to boat a few denizens of the deep, since I recorded the pixels for which I yearned. If he knew I was there, he gave no evidence of having noticed. So my heartfelt thanks to HP and to the dude for following his cosmic instructions.

Man fishing

The dude nicely moved his craft and presented the bait to his potential catches.

Man fishing on Bayou Bartholomew

As I departed he moved his boat to the craggy south banks of the bayou. I believe if I was a fish, I’d think that was a good place to be.

On Corndancer this week:

LIttered house in Muskogee OK

Click on the crib to see more details.

Ebenezer Bowles, the fearless leader and creator of Corndancer dot-com offers a picture and short story of a more or less disheveled domicile he stumble across in Muskogee, Oklahoma. It’s one of those pictures that defies description and keeps your attention for a while. See in on the Corndancer Photo of the Week.


Thanks for dropping by,

Joe Dempsey
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind