Jefferson Island

This past weekend, I flew home to Louisiana for a quick trip.  I love any time that I get to spend in home state.  

I have heard of Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island for a while, but this was my first time getting a chance to visit.

Unfortunately, I arrived 10 minutes before they closed (at 5pm).  There was a kind lady at the front desk who let me through for those 10 minutes, even though I could tell she was ready to get home.

I knew it would be beautiful - but at the first site, I held my breathe.  The golden hour.  The perfect time to visit.

I snapped these images with my iPhone, no filter needed.  Next time, I'll be sure to go earlier so that I can take my time and really capture this island with a proper camera!

Louisiana, you sure are beautiful.