Friday, January 19, 2018

Brown is the new Green

Below freezing temperatures for several days turned our beautiful green ferns to brown. Though I like the cold weather, I do not like the aftermath of the ugliness of the yard.




Oh well, this spring will bring lots of coins to the plant nurseries. Luckily, I do like keeping a yard looking nice.





Cut back and clean is on the agenda.

Brown is the new green, y'all!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

#sneauxdays

I cannot remember the very last time we have experienced such cold weather for such a prolonged period of time. I don't even know if I've covered any of the plants outside in the past five years or so. I've received so many comments from the neighbors on my choice of sheets to cover the plants. Plaid and animal print..... Yes!!!!!







The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 have been very cold by southern Louisiana standards. I am enjoying my second "sneaux day" which is quite rare in New Orleans. Though we did not get much snow, we did get lots of ice. Everyone knows southerners cannot walk or drive on ice. 






The poor plants could not weather the hard freezes we have experienced the last couple days.

I have been inside for two whole days watching my Hoda, Kelly & Ryan, KLG & Hoda (again), and marathons of Law & Order. The rest and relaxation is so nice.

How did you spend your #sneauxdays?

Sneaux Days, y'all!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Laissez les bon temps rouler {Mardi Gras Facade}

Yesterday, I shared the facade on Perrier at nighttime. Today, I'll show you how it looks during the day. I was glad I took these pics on Monday when the weather was sunny and warmer.




The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold. Those of us who love Mardi Gras also appreciate and adore the three colors together.




Bunting hangs on the upper balconies and from the ceiling of the front porch. Buntings are definitely a classier way to decorate, and I feel that balconies scream for bunting.




Metallic garlands surround each doorway, and a comedy & tragedy papier mache' masks watch from the top.







A lighted wreath and orbs illuminate at night.










I love Mardi Gras, and I think it shows.

Mardi Gras 2018 posts:







Mardi Gras Facade, y'all!
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