It was supposed to be a washout according to the weatherman, and I think the crowds were down because of their predictions. But the foul weather didn't materialize and Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans ended up being pretty darn nice, if but a bit overcast. Below are few of my favorite snaps:
|Remember those replacement referees? They headed down to New Orleans hoping to work the Super Bowl.|
|Now that our "daily" newspaper is only printed three days a week, it's become the Some-Times Picayune!|
|New Orleans has its very own color palette, for example, K&B purple.|
|This family wins hands down for ingenuity. Their bead-dog costumes had to take weeks to put together. So cute!|
|The Rex floats are always stunning in design.|
|Kilts and bagpipes.|
|Another beautiful float in the Rex parade.|
|Emily and Kevin during a break in the parade.|
|A tree whose limbs are draped in beads makes a pretty backdrop for our photo.|
I helped Laura create this one as an assignment for one of her occupational therapy classes, and now I know why people sell these things for $75, $100, and up. Whew...it was hard and tedious work cutting and arranging all those little beads!
And yet, I want to do another one for myself...a gigantic mosaic for our family room...something really unique. Any ideas?