Saturday, June 9, 2007

They DO grow on trees

In case you were wondering (you WERE wondering weren't you?) where all those Mardi Gras beads came from, well, I was able to sneak into this bead farm with my wife and caught this picture of a Mardi Gras bead-tree.

All seriousness aside, click on the image above to see the large version. We found this tree the day after a Mardi Gras parade. I don't know who was standing under it, but massive amounts of beads must have rained down on them for this many to be caught up in this crape myrtle tree.

I saw a particularly neat pair of beads and was trying to nudge them down.

(oh, we got out of the bead farm without being discovered).

--steve buser

9 comments:

Lavenderlady said...

the expression on his face is great!

RamblingRound said...

This post made my morning! Thanks for sneaking into that bead tree farm.

isabella said...

I think the purple one would go better with your shirt ;-)

PS Let me know if you find a diamond tree farm!!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have never understood the beads thrown around in New Orleans. I had no idea there was a farm but I thought it was probably in China. I was surprised there was one In New Orleans.

Thanks for your visit.

Abraham Lincoln

Lothiane said...

Wow! :D

He he, what a nice decoration of this tree. :)

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful photo. Is there a reason they put them in the trees?

NDS said...

You caught this one beautifully--the sparkle-- this is tremendous!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Awesome photo! I remember Mardi Gras quite vividly...and that's only because I didn't drink when I was there. :-)

Love the tree.

poody said...

I love this photo!