Friday, January 25, 2008

Okay, let's take a break from Mardi Gras for a day. Hey, it wasn't my idea, it was the weatherman's -- he let a front come through here and cancel all the parades for tonight. Tomorrow at this point is kind of iffy, too.

Let's sit back, take a deep breath and put ourselves in a good place. Imagine yourself on a sunny day, sitting on the akefront wall in Mandeville, under the shade of a century-old oak. Favorite fishing pole in hand. The fish are biting. The cotton is high.

Sing with me. "Summertime....." --- you're doing good, keep singing.

See, weather can't bother us.

Tomorrow.... back to Mardi Gras. .... but for now, keep singing.
--steve buser

Lagniappe -- (a little something extra)

A hill,
a kid,
a cool morning,
bright sunshine.

All the elements are in place.... for the beginning of one of the country's greatest orators....

today on Pixel Eyed.


Wanda said...

"Summertime and the living is easy........" Steve I'm singing at the top of my lungs!!!

Hey we got some pretty good harmony going...!! :)

Rambling Round said...

That's a great looking tree and a wonderful angle.

Sarabeth said...

I enjoy your photos.

One parade made it. The people in the marching bands did not look happy.

Kala said...

That was a cute posting and a lovely image. The tree looks so impressive and large compared to the person fishing. I wish I get to see the Mardi gras one day in person!

lynn said...

I'm singing, i'm singing!

What a great tree. Look at its pattern. Stunning and in such a beautiful setting.

GMG said...

I'm never tired of the Mardi Gras news in New Orleans... But this is also a nice shot! ;)
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Jilly said...

I adore this photo. what a tree!

Love your series on Mardi Gras too but yes, I think, given the choice, I'd sit under this tree and ponder.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I love this one too. The whole composition is fabulous.

rimawa said...

Great image...
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