Every year there is the French Quarter Festival. They have many stages of music going on for 4 days.
The culture in New Orleans is unique. Mardi Gras is a tradition. People work all year to create parades,
plus custumes, they make marvelous floats and all different throws,
beads would come crashing on my head, they even broke a filter on my camera!
Images and portraits on Mardi Gras Day. Parade of Saint Anne, going through the French Quarter.
Saint Ann is not a Krewe. It just happens!
Sun rise is a favorite time of day for me.I think it is beautiful. The light coming up on the trees shinning with the innocence of a birth of a new day!
Audubon Park is a best-loved place of New Orleans, a great place for photography, and as a background for portraits and weddings.
An Oasis of beautiful live oak trees,
"The Tree of Life" is in Audubon Park a great place for weddings and portraits.
There are also many birds many birds, I've seen owls, cranes, acorn wood peckers, flamingos,
Many folks in New Orleans rise early in the moring .A daily event to excersise before the heat sets in. You find people jogging ,
walking and riding their bikes on a path that goes around the parks golf course.
Here are some early morning photos of folks jogging around the park. .
The fastest dog I have ever seen. I was photographing Lexie running and she would run out of the frame!
Katherine the owner would tell Lexie to roll over and in a split second she was done! She crawls. She turns circles.
Amazing event Lexie in the park doing her tricks in the blink of an eye. Portraits of Lexie !
I stopped this extreemely fast dog, a hearding dog.
When I was young my grandparents had a farm. They had a small collie
that would bring at least 50 cows into the barn every night, all by himself, he had one leg amputated, he still brought in all the cows with 3 legs!
Pete Fountain died in the heat of the summer. Pete Fountain was a jazz Clarinetist legend. Popularized Spirited New Orleans Jazz.
He was a beloved New Orleans musician. He was so famous his death was an event.
I went to Saint Loius Cathedral where his funeral was. It was very hot and it was a long wait for the funeral to end; in the sweltering heat.
I found his hearse most interesting. I never saw anything like it. It was definitely from another century.