Monthly Archives: July 2012

Summer treat #30 – rain lilies

When it rains a lot, a few days later these beautiful lilies emerge.  Just one flower on one stem.  A day and then they’re gone.  Definitely a summer treat!

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Summer treat #29 – the Country Club

A well-kept secret tucked away in the Bywater.  A pool,  hot tub, restaurant and bar.  Cocktails by the pool.  Palm trees.   Eclectic clientele.  Swimsuits optional.  Thus no photos of the inside.  But you can check out the website here.  I … Continue reading

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Summer treat #28 Waterfall hiking

Just hosted a retreat in St. Francisville this weekend.  Can’t say enough about how fantastic it was. One of my favorite parts was our hike along Clark Creek to see three beautiful waterfalls.  Mystical, magical, beautiful.  Waterfalls that are warm … Continue reading

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Summer treat #27- summer butterfly

My sweetheart snapped this photo of a long-tailed skipper in the garden.  I love its beautiful peacock-colored body!

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Summer treat #26 – resurrection ferns

The live oak trees of New Orleans are carpeted with resurrection ferns.  And in the summer when it rains nearly every day, the ferns are lush and luxuriantly green.  When it’s dry, they curl up and turn brown.  But right … Continue reading

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Summer treat #25- bicycling and wine

I adore summer nights in New Orleans.  We rode our bicycles downtown around sunset- we got stopped under the I-10 bridge and had to wait for the Presidential Motorcade! Our destination was W.I.N.O. – the Wine Institute of New Orleans … Continue reading

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Summer Treat #24 – Audubon Park after sunset

We took a bike ride to the river and then around the park once.  The fountains look like campfires on the water, and the moon was setting between the pines.  

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