For the next few days our area will be flooded with tourist.
People wanting to pass a good time.
Our schools close and buisness booms.
I'm no stranger to grocery bags full of beads, cups and doubloons.
To be honest I would rather just sit in a courtyard and drink sweet tea.
New Orleans is so much more than just a Party Place.
It is serene and lush.
Almost as if you stepped into a tropical oasis!
Behind brick walls you can hear the trickle of fountains.
Catch a scent of flowers flowing over their boundaries.
Gas lanterns light your way to
brick floors and banana trees year round.
Some gardens are hidden behind iron gates.
Some welcome you with open arms!
I still find myself curious
Wondering what lies behind that gate, brick wall, or that massive oak tree.
So while New Orleans and our surrounding communities
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler
(let the good time roll)
I will be working on creating a courtyard of my own.
Do you have a secret garden or spot to getaway from it all?
I hope you do...
Everyone needs their own secret garden I think :)
Happy Mardi Gras!