This is the 100th daily photo post on New Orleans Daily Photo!
When I started this back in April, 100 seemed like an unachievable goal. But the effort has been fun. It has forced me to look at my city in new and different ways. It has made me keep my eyes open and be observant about what is around me. It has made me, many times, do research on a particular subject of my lens.
I thank all the people who have visited and left words of encouragement. I am sure I would have abandoned this long ago with out your spurring me on.
I was looking for the perfect photo to mark the occasion. I thought it ought to have a lot of excitement and frivolity to it. Finally, I keyed in on putting up a Mardi Gras picture. I looked through them all and I came up with these two. The top is my wife, Linda, from a Mardi Gras a couple years ago. Below is my sister, Sue, from a St. Patrick's Day parade -- she beams with excitement from her "catch."
That's the true spirit of this blog. Every photo, every day is a "catch." For the Mardi Gras bead or trinket, it's not the monetary value that earns it the moniker "treasure." It's that fact that it represents the feeling of being involved, surrounded by familiar excitements, full of the shared traditions.
I'm enjoying sharing this parade of photos with you of my beloved New Orleans. I'm enjoying sharing these "catches," egged on by your "throw me something mister's."