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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Garden Pilgrimage: from the streets of New Orleans

I know...it's too soon for another garden pilgrimage post, but ride along with me anyway. I had the opportunity to spend a few days on the road with my traveling salesman husband and got some lovely shots of the city of New Orleans. I thought I'd share some observations of how the garden-life tells the city's larger story. May our own gardens do the same.

Statuary, both old and new, is sprinkled throughout the city. But whether modern or classic, all have a story to raise in the viewer.

Just about everywhere, music is a part of the landscape...

...as are heady flowers...
and food.

Some places seek to incorporate multiple of these elements.

Some places, though lush with foliage, might only sport a single bloom;

still...that one bloom stands tall with grace and elegance.

Some places though cramped are nonetheless hopeful, offering havens of solitude in unlikely places.

Finally, some places in the city's garden texture do not require that flowers be alive, or even bright. Simply to be there...for a remembrance.

Happy traveling!


  1. Never too many garden posts! It looks like a beautiful area. I've never been there. Hopefully they are recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

    Cindy Bee

  2. Interestingly, we were there when they were "watching" for the floods to come from the cresting river soon. Apparently, a flood from the direction of the river would have been even more devastating for the city than where Katrina came into the city. I guess the efforts toward redirection of waters worked, or we'd be hearing by now that New Orleans was gone.

  3. Oh my goodness. I bet they were just feeling sick, waiting and wondering what was to become of their city.

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