Archive | February, 2018

An Afternoon Drive

This past Saturday, I took a spontaneous drive to a little mountain town called Wrightwood. It’s on the back side of the Angeles Crest mountain range, near to highways 138 and 15. It’d been decades since I’d last been there. Traffic on the freeways en route was heavier than I’d hoped for, but being Southern […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 5, Garden District

The gallery of photos in this post features those I took in the New Orleans’ Garden District. I rode the trolley from my downtown hotel, then walked through this area of beautiful, old homes. Such classic architecture, stately and grand. Seeing someone walking basset hounds added to the atmosphere for me! ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face In The Crowd

My entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge, A Face In The Crowd, was taken as people started lining up for the next show of the jazz band playing at Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter. I later joined the line and was treated to the highlight of my trip. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 4, La Fayette Cemetery No. 1

(31 photos) Exploring the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the New Orleans Garden District, I was enthralled by the history, the tombs, the names… it was quite unlike anything here in Southern California.  I found the cemetery a bit eerie at times, with the clouds casting odd shadows, a homeless man with a very sad […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

Have a sweet tooth? This week’s Photo Challenge requests we share pictures of something sweet. My contribution of a powdered sugar covered beignet and  café au lait was taken at the world-famous Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans…. mmmm, delicious! ~SueBee

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Riding in Style

Talk about taking the dog for a walk! Another eye-catching moment in New Orleans. Happy Fat Tuesday! ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 3, Fashions

(16 photos) More pictures from my recent visit to New Orleans, with this post focusing on clothing, shop windows, things that caught my eye… it’s such a colorful, fun city! ~SueBee

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Mardi Gras Cat

I took this picture in New Orlean’s Garden District… the cat’s expression seemed so apropos. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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New Orleans Tiny House

Today’s tiny homes are all the rage… so trendy, everyone wants to live in one. Toss out everything you own, live in a house the size of a suitcase, and you’ll get a show on TV to boot. Here’s a vintage tiny house that caught my eye in New Orlean’s Garden District. Snug as a […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 2

(9 photos) Pictures from my visit to New Orleans last week continues today with a selection I took in the French Quarter my first evening there, Wednesday, January 31. It was much quieter than the following day when people started arriving en masse to get a start on Mardi Gras celebrations. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Beloved, asks us to share a picture of something dearly loved. During my visit to New Orleans this past week, I visited the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District. My entry into this week’s challenge was taken there and suits the challenge, I believe. ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 1

I just returned from a short trip to New Orleans, aka The Big Easy, aka NOLA, my first time there. My son, Andreas, had a work conference, his new husband, Loren, couldn’t get off work, so I invited myself along. In spite of having just one solid day, plus a few extra hours the evening […]

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