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Saturday, February 21, 2009

A colorful feast for the eyes... NOLA Mardi Gras...

I was searching the internet for some photos of New Orleans' Mardi Gras for my WW post this coming week. I found this photo (and many others), at the site linked below... some of the best photos of Mardi Gras I've ever viewed! If you'd like to see some really beautiful photography and the fabulous colors of New Orleans Mardi Gras, link below and visit...
I haven't been to Mardi Gras in a long time... but I'm thinking of changing that... down here in French Lique...

24 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful pictures. LOL...I was born and lived in NOLA untill I was 6 and I have never been to a Mardi Gras. Momma would always come back to Brookhaven for a week during Mardi Gras, she said that it scared her, with so many folks going wild down there. And this was the early mid-40's can you imagine what she'd think about it today.
:-)
Molly

Helen said...

EVERYONE needs a reason to celebrate and Carnival is one of the very best - no matter where!

g said...

Gosh, I've never been to Mardi Gras - but I surely should try next year!

Your photo is fantastic.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Raggedy Girl said...

I have never been to Mardi Gras but it looks like fun and I love good food and New Orleans is food central in my mind. I did dress my blog for Mardi Gras today. What a great photo!

Happy Saturday to you from...
Roberta Anne

Linda said...

Are those real people under those masks? Really colorful! Linda

marty39 said...

I have never been, just what you see on TV is all I know about Mardi Gras, but wow are the costumes and masks just unbelievable. They always seem to be having a really WILD time. Hugs,Marty

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

LOL, well hello dixie, I have a son who lives in Richland, if you read my FFF you met him and Keifer. Keifer is attending Hind in Preal/Brandon area and my baby boy is a Speciality Tech at St. Dominic in Jackson and lives in Madison, so I know the area well.
I love MS, I have lived in LA. OK and TX.
Glad to know that when I mention an area around here y'all know where I'm talking about.

Dawn said...

I've never been to Mardi Gras, it always looks so festive. Love the photo. Happy PS!

Chris said...

I've never been to Mardi Gras. Going to have to get there sometime.

debbie said...

DEAR MS. DIXIE,
WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE LOOK AT THE CORGIRL UP AWARD ON MY BLOG...I LINKED IT TO YOU...IT IS REAL SWEET..AHHHH.....
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO MARDI GRAS...I HAVE STUDIED IT BECAUSE THAT IS JUST ME....I LOVE TO RESEARCH THINGS....I LIKE THE PART ABOUT I THINK IT IS CALLED ...SOMETHING CAKE...WHERE BABY JESUS IS BAKED INSIDE THE CAKE AND IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE A GOOD YEAR FOR THAT PERSON WHO FINDS JESUS.....THAT MAKES ME LAUGH BECAUSE THE ONE WHO FINDS JESUS FINDS ETERNAL LIFE...
I WOULD LOVE SOME OF THE NECKLACES THEY THROW....SOME LADY GAVE MY MOTHER A HUGE BOX AND SHE WOULD NOT SHARE THEM WITH ANYONE BUT MY BROTHER AND THE WAITRESSES AT THE RESTURANT HE EATS AT EVERY DAY......SEE HOW HER DAUGHTER RATES........I AM ALL FOR BEING NICE TO WAITRESSES...THEY WORK HARD AND TAKE ALOT .....
BLESSINGS
hugs
debbie

Smilingsal said...

I've never been nor wanted to go; I agree with Molly's mother. The colors are beautiful.

Dixie said...

Debbie... it's called a King Cake... and Sally... I haven't been since I was in college... some 30+ years ago... when I was young and crazy... now that I'm old and crazy I don't have the stamina for the party... I'll just wait and celebrate Ash Wednesday at church... ;) blessings ... Dixie

xinex said...

Beautiful costumes! I went to a Mardi Gras party last Sat. and I am truly amazed at the costumes, I wonder where they get them from...Christine

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday Dixie

Susan

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

What a colorful picture. There's always Galveston's Mardi Gras too. Happy Pink Saturday!

Candy said...

Went over to see 'So God...' what a beautiful story of Mr. & Mrs. God is good! And I am honored to be featured, thanks.
So is the theme this next WW Mardi Gras?
Blessings, Candy

deb did it said...

Saturdays are always a good day for PINK! Have fun....

prof en retraite said...

Hi Dixie! That's a great photo! I haven't been to Nawlins in years, either! It's a "fur piece" for me to go there, as they say in the mountains! lol Have a great weekend...Debbie

My Crafty Little Page said...

I normally don't like Mardi Gras colors the purple, yellow etc combo but these are just stunning.

Joyfull said...

What a stunning photo! I enjoyed so much your post on the sweet couple who passed together. Very touching.

KatCollects said...

Very cool photo, happy belated pink Saturday.
Kathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

INCREDIBLE PICTURE! Thanks for sharing that. laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hello Dixie, thanks so much for your sweet comment at the Back Porch.

I came back by to tell you, thanks for the lovely comment about the scenic photos. Those were taken here at our Lake of the Ozarks place and Bennett Spring State Park. These are located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Arkansas is indeed a beautiful state. We've stayed at Petit Jean State Park and we've toured Arkansas many times through the years and love it.
Our heart is in the Missouri Ozarks, where I was born and raised.

Katherine said...

Hi Dixie,

I've been to Mardi Gras but it was years ago. We went to the family friendly parades. I got lots of necklaces and goodies. It was fun. And we did the King cake thing everyday.

Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I have a gift for you but I need your email to send it to you. It's in pdf. (I will keep your email private.)
My email is located on my profile page.

Hugs & Blessings,

~Katherine~
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