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January Photo a Day 2013: Yellow

Day 14. Something yellow: Find something yellow in your travels today and take a photo.

My life is filled with yellow…and it’s not even close to being my favorite color.  Here are a few pics I snapped before leaving my office today.


This is the yellow hard- hat I was required to wear, back in 2006, while walking around during the construction of our new campus.


This is the apron that our volunteers wear while serving in the cafe on the weekends. I love the yellow embroidered coffee cup!


These are our 2013 Volunteer T-Shirts.  We are a casual church, this is as close as we get to wearing a tie in our church.  The yellow volunteer sign in the window faces out onto the exit driveway…It is a reminder to all who see it to VOLUNTEER!


This is my favorite travel mug…It’s a Tervis and it’s made in America…The yellow-gold symbol is representative of my favorite football team the New Orleans Saints and my hometown…NOLA!

Here are the daily prompts for the remainder of the month…just jump in and join the fun. Remember to tag your post with #fmsphotoaday so we can keep up with your posts.

15. An ordinary moment: Choose an ordinary moment and capture it. Is it you grabbing your daily coffee? Or playing with the kids? Or something that you do often and consider it as kinda ordinary?
16. Two things: Look for things in pairs today. Is it a lovely old couple that you see from behind? Or the salt and pepper shakers sitting on the bench? Find two things and take a photo.
17. Ready: Is it a photo of your dinner being ready? Or you ready to catch the bus? Or something else. It’s a toughy – but it will get your mind thinking!
18. Shadow: Find a shadow and shoot it. It could be your own, or a shadow of something else. Shadows look great with a black and white filter over the top {just sayin!}.
19. Delicious: What’s delicious to you? Is it the chubby cheeks of your toddler, the hunk at the gym or a cake you plan on eating for afternoon tea?
20. Something you saw: Go about your day with eyes wide open and take a photo of something you saw.
21. What you do: Do you go to school? Train elephants at the circus? Write at home? Play mum to your kids? Act as CEO to a big business? Paint in your spare time? Dance when no one is looking? Take a photo of what you do {something that makes you ‘you’} and share it.
22. Corner: It could be a sharp corner of a building, a corner of an artwork, a corner of your home or something else. Corners are everywhere. Shoot one.
23. Electric: This could be a simple photo of your toaster {but get creative} or something else electric.
24. Stripes: Look for stripes in your everyday. They could be in the zebra crossing on the road, or in your outfit or somewhere else.
25. Landscape: Step back and take a photo of a landscape near you. Or even take a little trip just for the photo. Would be nice to explore your town for a beautiful photo.
26. Together: There are many definitions for together. One is: In or into a single group, mass, or place. Take a photo of together, whichever definition you’d like to use.
27. Sun: Whether the sun is out in full force, or hiding behind the clouds today – take a photo of it. Or you could get creative and take a photo of sunlight or some other interpretation.
28. Through: Take a photo of looking through something – through the window, through the gate, through the trees… whatever you please.
29. Grow: People do it, plants do it too… get creative and take a photo of something that grows.
30. Down: Is it looking down or something that makes you feel down? Interpret it however you like.
31. Yourself: Take a photo of yourself. Or something that represents you.

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A-Z Archive: N! Challenge…NOLA, New Orleans!

This week’s topic for our “A-Z Archive” photo challenge: the “N” archive: introduce one photo of your archive with a “N” Keyword. – I’m sure you’ll find a picture: tag with “A-Z Archive” and put a link on your page to FrizzText, so we’ll get a trackback-list including your post!

This picture was taken on a weekend trip to NOLA in August of 2011.  We were standing on Royal Street looking East towards the Business District located on Canal Street.  It is a great contrast of the 1800’s Spanish influenced architecture and modern New Orleans

Some of my favorite things about NOLA are the balconies,

the alleyways

and the courtyards…not to mention all of the great live music and delicious food!


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Wordless Wednesday…NOLA Balcony Scene 2

This balcony sits over Santa’s Quarters in the heart of the French Quarter .

Wonderful Wordless Wednesday Wonders:


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A door for Jeanne (via NOLA Details)

I would like to introduce you to one of my blogging buddies over at NOLA Details.

This is a photo blog that highlights the wonderful architecture of my beloved New Orleans from a pedestrians point of view.

 I moved away from NOLA in 1984. In a small way this blog helps me stay connected with my roots.

I hope you enjoy visiting NOLA as much as I do.


A door for Jeanne A lot of homes in New Orleans have beautiful leaded glass doors, and they’re especially lovely at night. I took this photo walking back from the park last night and thought of Jeanne, who asked for door photos. I love the pattern of overlapping circles on these doors, and I’m also fascinated by the way this nighttime photo somehow makes the scene look miniaturized – doesn’t this almost look like a photo of a dollhouse? … Read More

via NOLA Details

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NOLA…I’ll be seeing you…in all of the familiar places…

 These are a few of the places I hold near and dear to my heart.  After you spend time in NOLA, I hope they will be near and dear to you as well.

Audubon Zoo, located in historic Uptown New Orleans, offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits—such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle—showcase the relationship between people and nature. Audubon Zoo is often ranked among the country’s best for innovation and entertainment value.

Once the site of Allard Plantation facing Bayou St. John, City Park’s 1,300 acres offer visitors a sample of the city’s riches both in fine art and natural splendor. City Park is home of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world. Trees in the oldest grove are over 600 years old.

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz is a snowball stand located in New Orleans on Tchoupitoulas Street at Bourdeaux Street. It opened in 1934 and is believed to be the oldest snowball stand in the United States. It has been operated continuously by the Hansen family since its opening

Streetcars in New Orleans have been an integral part of the city’s public transportation network since the first half of the 19th century. The longest of New Orleans’ streetcar lines, the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, is the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world, according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Today, the streetcars are operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Royal Street (Spanish: Calle Real; French: Rue Royale) is a street in New Orleans. It is one of the oldest streets in the city, dating from the French Colonial era, and is most well-known for the antique shops, art galleries, and stately hotels that line its sides as it runs through New Orleans’ French Quarter and tourist district.

Since 1791, there has been a marketplace along the river in the French Quarter. The French Market is still a focal point for shopping and entertainment, and is a great place to spend a summer afternoon.

Café du Monde is a coffee shop on Decatur Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans. It is best known for its café au lait and its French-style beignets. In the New Orleans style, the coffee is blended with chicory.

Beautiful NOLA you are a friend of mine!

Years may come and go
Here’s one thing I know
All my life
You’re a friend of mine(Jackson Brown)

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new orleans…eatin’, shoppin’ and carry-n-on…

Day One in NOLA…Laissez les bon temps roule!!!

I spent this past weekend with my husband, his staff and their significant others in the Crescent City, the Big Easy my beloved NOLA.  It was great to be able to show off the city to those in our group who had never visited before.  The weekend was filled with surprises and excitement. 

We arrived in the French Quarter @ 5:30pm to find the elevators in our hotel in less than acceptable working order(Surprise).  After long waits in long lines and 15 flights of stairs we finally headed out for our first meal of the weekend.

We headed over to the Acme Oyster House for a New Orleans tradition of oysters on the half and a few po-boys.  We arrived to find that the wait would be close to an hour(Surprise,not really).  My husband, our weekend host, is not one to wait when it comes to food.  After a few minutes and a quick decision we ended up at Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House Restaurant. We  were seated as quickly as could be expected since we were a party of 10 and did not have a reservation. The restaurant is much like NOLA, casual elegance.  The Restaurant is beautifully decorated and no matter your seat the view was great!  I knew from the moment I opened the menu we were in for an incredible meal.  We were not disappointed. 

After dinner, we took off for an evening walk.  Leaving the restaurant we headed out onto Bourbon Street.  It’s just one of those things that you have to see to believe and even after you see it you may not believe it(Surprise after Surprise).   We walked along for several blocks until we came to Toulouse Street and from there we headed in the direction of the St Louis Cathedral.  At the corner of Toulouse and Royal we spotted him.  He was wearing overalls, a red shirt and white straw hat.  It was Grandpa Elliott.  Grandpa Elliott is a New Orleans street performer who is featured on a CD with a multitude of artists from around the world.  The CD is called “Playing for a Change“.  We stopped to visit with him for a little while and he told us of his most recent visit to London.  He was warm and gracious and hospitable, he epitomizes New Orleans.  Before we left, Grandpa Elliott sang us a Luther Vandross song “Buy me a Rose”.  We thanked Grandpa Elliott and his friend Mark Anthony and we were off to continue our evening walk in the city that never sleeps. (Surprise and Excitement)

Bon Soir, Mon Ami!  A bientôt!

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