Author Archives: Carla

About Carla

I coach people who are ready to stop postponing joy and start living their wild and precious lives. Nature and NOLA retreats, Appalachian Trail courses, personal coaching and more. Learn more at livingwildandprecious.com.

Sums it up just about perfectly…

Perhaps this sentiment somewhat explains what has now become my “monthly” post here.  This photo taken on the bike ride back from a lovely evening in downtown NOLA a week or so ago.  Look at that golden evening light illuminating … Continue reading

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Springtime skink

There are so many signs that it’s spring in New Orleans.  The azaleas are popping everywhere, the wisteria is starting up, and the live oak trees are wearing their chartreuse coats of flowers instead of their dark green glossy leaves. … Continue reading

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Post-Mardi Gras reboot

Poor little abandoned blog!  I love you but don’t pay attention to you sometimes!  The good news is that I have enough posts about New Orleans and loving living here that people can still find what they need, even when … Continue reading

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Superbowl sunshine

We kind of planned to stay away from downtown this weekend to avoid the Superbowl crowds, but those giant Roman numerals on the river – I just wanted to see them for myself. So we hopped on our bikes and … Continue reading

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All on one Sunday during Carnival in New Orleans

I am happy to report that I’ve perfected my “Sunday before the Sunday before Mardi Gras” routine.  This year there’s one extra Sunday thrown in because the parades were moved around so as not to interfere with the Superbowl, but … Continue reading

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Before the parades…

Just some snapshots I took on the way back from the post office today – first parades are tonight!  I love the build up to the parades, the police officers gathering at each block, the empty floats awaiting riders (these … Continue reading

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Bead season again

Both of these pics taken on my walk to yoga class.  I love how people decorate for Mardi Gras with beads.

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