Winter Wind

Winter wind —-Chases clouds across blue skyHowls at shivering palm trees ~~~ Inspired by this post about January winds on Naturalist Weekly, a wonderful blog that connects nature and poetry. *This is the palm tree that fell right behind my bedroom wall where I was sitting, during Hurricane Ida. Boom!

RIP Laura Bergerol

It’s with shocked sadness that I found out that friend and former NOLAfemmes contributor Laura Bergerol has passed away. NOLAfemmes was a group blog I created in 2009 that focused on New Orleans culture and politics. It closed in 2015. Laura was a kind and compassionate woman, a dedicated advocate for animals who came to … More RIP Laura Bergerol

Thursday Doors

Today I’m posting a few photos of doors within and without of St. Mary’s Assumption Church. The church was completed on 1860 to minister to the burgeoning German Catholic immigrant population in New Orleans. Declared a National Historic Monument, it’s a rare example of German Baroque Revival architecture. Be sure to visit Norm 2.0 for … More Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

I’ve been enjoying the Thursday Doors photo challenge for several years via Manja, my online friend. Manja is a wonderful photographer based in Italy by way of Slovenia and her posts are so interesting. In addition to photos, she writes about her life which includes her dog, Bestia, poetry, and posts great music videos. Well, … More Thursday Doors

Cast Iron

  “As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing. What has happened?’ the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby … More Cast Iron

Save Who You Can

Today is the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation left in New Orleans as a result of the failure of our levee system. I can’t think of a better way to honor those that died than to give to those in Texas who are going through a similar experience with Hurricane Harvey. First … More Save Who You Can