A miniature capture of the Louisiana wild
If you’ve been following MIMOSA for a while, you know capturing quintessential Louisiana landscapes is a passion that literally pulls me out of bed every morning.
I head out to see what nature has for me, and even on the gloomiest days, there is a banquet of beauty.
Thanks to our long growing season and abundance of water, plants and animals (especially birds passing through) can thrive in the littlest pond or ditch. Sometimes, even the littlest pothole. ;)
We have easy access to a kind of wild nature most city folks have to drive miles and miles to enjoy.
Taking in these small snapshots of Louisiana's wildlife and landscapes is like taking a daily dose of the best medicine.
This piece is a pill-shaped diorama that holds a miniature capture of our most typical wild Louisiana landscape. Bald cypress trees, egrets, cattails, water, and a big, bold sun are the ingredients of our outdoor life here.
For the days and moments we can’t be out in it, this piece is a small way to reconnect with the memory of its wonder.
The inspiration — Louisiana's wildlife and landscapes
We, of course, couldn't show you the Louisiana Wild collection without showing you both the Louisiana wildlife and landscapes that inspired the design.
It's a magical thing, the Louisiana wild. Each capture feels like a postcard perfect scene somehow meant just for you.
And it seems these aesthetically pleasing landscapes offer more than just breathtaking beauty! With a quick search online, you'll find countless articles and studies exploring the benefits of spending time out in nature. Sounds like a win/win. :)
My camera roll is FILLED with photos like the ones below. From a sky on fire with the setting sun to a flock of feathered friends, you'll find it all in our little corner of the world.
Here are just a few favorites.
Where to find nature in Louisiana
If you're a Louisiana local, our wild landscapes really are right at your fingertips.
Whether you're looking to plan a whole day of exploration or make a quick stop on the way home from work, here are a few places where you can experience a bit of this beauty for yourself!
- Baton Rouge Zoo
- Southern University and A&M College
- Scotlandville Parkway Park
- Hooper Road Park
- Blackwater Conservation
- Capitol Lake
- Waddill Wildlife Refuge
- University Lake/City Park Lake
- Burden Museum & Gardens
- Forest Community Park
- Perkins Road Community Park
- Bluebonnet Swamp
- Hilltop Arboretum
- Highland Road Community Park
If you're looking for an easy way to get started (and get a little exercise in at the same time,) Urban Bros host a "Community Walk on Wednesdays" at the LSU Lakes here in Baton Rouge. Check out their Instagram for more details on their upcoming walks!
More art inspired by the Louisiana Wild
These swampy scenes captivate artists across all mediums. Here are just a couple of our Louisiana local favorites.
- Mattea Studio's "You May Feel Swamped But You Are Doing A Really Great Job" Card
- Pixel + Ink Creative's "Calcasieu" Poster
All photos courtesy of the artists.
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Shop the MIMOSA Handcrafted Louisiana Wild Ring — $75 in bronze; $225 in sterling silver
Shop the MIMOSA Handcrafted Louisiana Wild Pendant — $49 in bronze on 18" gold-filled chain; $99 in sterling silver on 18" sterling silver chain.
Contact MIMOSA for 14k Gold pricing
Published 2/24/22; Last Updated 2/24/22