Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Little of Everything

The problem  when you don't have time to blog is you really have a lot to catch up on when you do.   A lot happens around here in two weeks these days.

We had a wonderful Mother's Day BBQ with the children and grandchildren.  As well, we celebrated the five birthdays this month. 



The garden continues to use a lot of my time with weeds to manage - or at least try to keep under control - and the summer fruits starting to produce.  Somehow they do not can themselves.  The peaches have been spectacular so far with lots more to come.



I seem to have a lot or oranges blooming in my flowers at this time.  I'm loving the color.





We returned LATE last night from New Orleans after a disastrous day of canceled flights and several 5 hour layovers.  At least there was no luggage fee charged!  Our own bed felt really good in the wee hours of the morning. 




The cemeteries there have always interested me.  Since the town is above sea level, the bodies must be buried above the ground.  Families or groups build structures to place their loved ones in.    They go on for generations.  When someone new dies they simply open the structure, remove an older casket, collect the remains and bag them up.  Those are then placed inside and the new casket with the newly deceased person takes the place of the older one.   They do have a one year, one day law.  The structure cannot be reopened for one year and one day after a burial which has caused problems - especially during an influenza outbreak or something of that sort.  They must be buried somewhere else and the wait of one year and one day starts. 



This one is for firemen.  Can you see the very old pumper truck on the top?


Then there was the food.  They have some of the best restaurants in the world!!!  Need I say more?  The bread pudding souffle here was incredible.



There has not been a lot of sewing this month.  Here is a sneak peek at a great border design that I have been working on for a quilt.  I'll show more later. 



Check out this incredible wall in the New Orleans airport.  Is anyone else thinking quilt????



I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend as we remember those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

24 comments:

Wacky Woman said...

You have been having a lovely time it seems. I love New Orleans. My youngest daughter lives a short four-hour drive from there.

nancygrayce said...

Your peaches look divine! I think you may be the busiest woman I know!

As close as we are to New Orleans, I have never been, except to drive through on the way somewhere else! But I have always heard wonderful things about Commander's Palace. I would love to visit those cemeteries! So interesting!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I haven't been to New Orleans since Katrina. I'd like to go back as it is a lovely place to visit. I've never eaten at Commander's Palace, although I'd love to sme day!

Hilachas said...

What a nice trip. I love New Orleans. Did you eat beignets (misspelled)? Did you go to the French Quarter? Your peaches look delicious and what a birthday celebration for 5 people! Who can sew with all that going on?

Edith said...

Summer fruits already! We are still in a "can't decide if it is warm or cold out" season.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh those peaches look so good!! And I love orange - your flowers are beautiful. Have a good weekend.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Sounds like a fun and interesting trip...and such pretty flowers! I love orange flowers!

Sue said...

Wow, I'm really looking forward to seeing New Orleans now! Amazing cemetery facts too. We are leaving SF tomorrow morning and travelling by train to LA first then NO over the weekend. Love all your orange produce too, peaches and blooms.

Nedra said...

Fun travels. Welcome back!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I started drooling at your peaches and may have missed the rest of your post! LOL Hope you have a great weekend too!

Barbara said...

Certainly right Mary.So sorry to read of your disrupted flights and journey.Have been there and done that in the US. Not nice.

Good to re-visit New Orleans with you and bring back memories from 1960.

Stephanie said...

Flight delays are the worst part of traveling. I love New Orleans...old cemeteries are very fascinating. Yep, new quilt design! I took a photo in the Seattle airport that was fascinating.

Teresa in Music City said...

I've never been to NO, but hubby and I have said many times we'd like to plan a trip there. Looks like you had a great time! So glad you are home safe after all those traveling headaches!!!

em's scrapbag said...

Peaches sound so good right now. Love how your border is coming along. Thought the tile was a quilt at first glance. lol

lindsey said...

Your garden must be amazing...how wonderful to be able to grow peaches!! And those plants are wonderful!

Candace said...

Oh Mary - your peaches match your flowers so beautifully! I'm imagining some great peach cobbler or crisp right now! Looks like you had a great time in N.O.! I love cemeteries for all the history you can glean from them!
Cheers!

Carole said...

Can you send some of those delicious peaches my way? ;o) They look so yummy! Happy belated Mother's day! I can just imagine how wonderful it must be for you with your family! Thank you for the cemetery photos. I too enjoy wandering in cemeteries. What a neat one this is. You make me want to hop on a plane and fly to New Orleans! Cheers!

barbara woods said...

Hope you enjoyed your trip hugs

Connie said...

What a neat trip and I love old cemeteries also. Thanks for the interesting info on them. Your peaches look yummy as well as your flowers :)Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and wow.....a lot of birthdays going on!

Ivory Spring said...

That wall is DEFINITELY a quilt! :)

Thanks for the heads up on fatcatpatterns!!!

Nat Palaskas said...

Welcome home Mary. I missed you. Five birthday, oh wow! Happy Birthday guys! Your garden give you lots of pleasure both in flowers and fruit - Thanks for the photos from your trip too - Hugs Nat

Kathy said...

Nice peaches!! We have a few months until we get any here!

Barb said...

Your garden is just lovely and those peaches....yum yum....

Glad you had a good Mother's day

SIMPLESEW said...

Love the new Header, The Blog looks fresh and fun .. yes the wall looks like a quilt to me.