Well you know this photo is from South Louisiana because they’re drinking Falstaff beer… who knew it was National. I see the brewery building (now apartments) nearly every day.
Louisiana by Brassai (1957)
This couple could be my parents…except they didn’t start dating until 1959.
This is the peak time for irises in south Louisiana. There was a display at the Sculpture Garden yesterday with a competition for the Iris Society.
On Good Friday, I wandered around the trails of the Barataria Preserve with a few friends. It was a glorious day and I felt lucky to be able to relax and breathe in the air outside the city. We saw some Louisiana irises, turtles, gators, snakes and even an owl. But appropriate to this Easter weekend was a visit from this little swamp bunny. He really was fearless, which makes me worry of his long term survival.
just off the path
just off the path
and a closeup
Part of my concern is because just across the pathway, was this guy…waiting for bunny snacks
On a church-y note, I certainly picked the correct church/service this morning. Today was the last day for an organist doing a temporary residence in New Orleans. He plays the organ at the Strasbourg Cathedral. Man, those Europeans are not timid at blowing out the pipes. The organ at the Episcopal Cathedral in New Orleans isn’t the biggest in town, but it’s a beautiful one and Tomas had it echoing out into the street, especially the improvisation that he did as walk out music. Amazing.
Happy Easter one & all. Hope your week is with fun and joy and no gators on your tail.
Y’all I love me some Louisiana seafood and I would be really sad if I was allergic (like Cheftestant Stephanie…and her simple explanation of any seafood that turns red when boiled or one of the party goers).
Mostly I found this another routine episode. Yes, John Besh has pretty hair and a gorgeous home and he’s clearly an incredibly gracious host. And all the cheftestants are behaving professionally to ensure future employment. I think the Carlos/Nick knifegate nonsense was just editing…and BS for the cameras.
And I cannot believe Carrie turned that beautiful flounder into fritters, my Granny would have fussed at her.
I was surprised by the fish the Chefs chose, some of those are definitely not my favorites. But I guess, go with what you know.
As for the Seafood Industry, they are hugely important to the economy of the state…even more so than big oil, but guess who’s fouling their waters. Grrrrr.
The best Christmas song ever, Papa Noel by Little Miss Brenda Lee:
Hope your day is peaceful and safe.
It’s all over the news this morning that BP will plead guilty to criminal misconduct over the oil spill that decimated our local waters two years ago.
When I was in Grand Isle last month, we saw this on the beach:
Crosses for the men lost in the BP oil spill 2010
I’m glad their names are being remembered. And I’m glad corporate hubris is being punished…I wish I could believe that it will make a difference long term.