Monday, March 14, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011

A christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon, Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also know as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world --- mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations -- on the day before the religious season of Lent begins. Brazil, Venice, New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama play host to some of the holiday's most famous pulic festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and revelers every year.
We enjoyed a wonderful celebration with friends this year.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday to ME!

I've neglected my plans to post for much to long. My birthday was a few weeks ago and our dear friends Connie and Stacy brought these beautiful white tulips to me. I couldn't wait to snap a few pictures of them and figured it would be a great place to restart things here. I plan to replant the bulbs in the yard so i can continue enjoying them for seasons to come. I just love flowers so this is a much appreciated gift. These tulips also made me excited because i just love spring and what could be better than having a little of it inside, even in february.