Nov 132015

I’m going to try one more post for the Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post. Pingbacks still aren’t working correctly for me, but I’m going to give it one more shot anyway.

While we were in New Orleans, we visited Saint Louis Cemetery Number One and I found this ornate fence around one of the tombs. It was actually a little difficult to get a picture of. The sun was bright and bounced off the silver of the fence. I think it lost some detail with all the light play. The design is interesting and I think it would have been prettier as an iron fence. The glaring silver drove the ornate feel over the top. 

Ornate Silver Fence - Saint Louis Cemetery Number One - New Orleans, LouisianaOrnate Silver Fence – Saint Louis Cemetery Number One – New Orleans, Louisiana

Ornate Fence Closeup - Saint Louis Cemetery Number One - New Orleans, LouisianaOrnate Fence Closeup – Saint Louis Cemetery Number One – New Orleans, Louisiana

Nov 062015


Ornate facade of the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weekly Photo ChallengeOrnate

Nov 242014


Windows in the French Quarter at night.


Different angular tombs in St. Louis Cemetery #1.


Pyramid tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1.


Tomb roofs in St. Louis Cemetery #1.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular

Nov 122013

It’s way past my bedtime and I’m fading fast, so I’m going to take the easy way out today and post a picture.

Jackson Square from our 2010 vacation to New Orleans, Louisiana. There are so many details you can’t see from this far away, so I’m planning on posting more pictures later.

All around the outside were merchants and artists selling their wares. So talented! I really wanted to buy a painting, but I was afraid we wouldn’t have room in the cramped vehicle to take it back with us. So, I bought some of the best pralines I’ve had in a long time in a little shop near Jackson Square.  I think Aunt Sally’s was the name of the place. I even brought some home for Mom. Much smaller than a painting. Tastier, too!

Jackson Square

I only fixed the sky in this picture. It was a little grey so I added some blue. I don’t edit everything, but the more I practice the better I get, right?


Nov 092013

I have a confession to make. I don’t like coffee. I feel like I’m supposed to like coffee. I feel shame admitting that I don’t like coffee. To me coffee tastes like tea at 10 times strength that has gone bad, sour, and very bitter. When I tell people I don’t like coffee, they look at me like I said I don’t like breathing air.

I actually want to like coffee. There are many health benefits to drinking coffee. But no matter what I put in it the taste is still bitter, sour and awful. I’ve tried dumping tons of sugar in it, half-n-half, non-dairy creamer, cappuccino powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and even mixing it half with tea. I thought with age I’d learn to like coffee, but I still dislike it as much now as I did when I was young.

If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. There has to be someone out there that didn’t used to like coffee that found the right flavor or additives! There’s this whole coffee culture out there I feel like I’m missing out on, but my taste buds would disagree.

icedcappuccinoNow a glass of sugar, cream, and a sprinkle of coffee and spices that is cappuccino I can handle, but only from certain places. I ordered a cappuccino at a coffee place in New Orleans and what I got was coffee with a little milk and sugar.

I’m sure I just have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to ordering coffee and cappuccino. It’s confusing! I’ve been to a Starbucks exactly once and to hide my stupidity, I ordered Earl Grey hot with nothing else.  I like tea and Starbucks Earl Grey is pretty good. So I didn’t look stupid and wound up with something I enjoyed.

I should probably just stick with tea, but it would be nice to be able to say yes when coffee is offered, the only thing offered, and I’m thirsty!

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