While I was visiting my parents last week, my brother harvested his carrots from the garden. After lots of effort building raised beds and nurturing them all summer, they were a bit disappointing. None of these is more than 2-1/2″ long. I think they’re adorable, but I think he was digusted with them.
Dan and I both wilt easily in the heat. We were in Thailand during a fairly moderate season, but the heat still got the best of us at times. We discovered that having drinks with ice, nearly constantly, was a big help.
I can never keep all those flower parts straight. Yesterday was definitely the day to photograph these flowers. The wind has been blowing since last night, and now almost all of the flowers are gone. The leaves are coming on the tree, and soon there will be baby apricots.
Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana
At the Cafe Degas in New Orleans. Dan, Donna, Scott and I took a break from shooting in the cemetery, and had a lovely and refreshing lunch on their enclosed porch. This dessert might have actually been called Bread Pudding, but it’s texture was more like a souffle.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a trip (or two, or six…) to Cafe du Monde for beignets and coffee with chickory. I can take or leave the chickory in my coffee, but the beignets are not to be missed. Since we had ample opportunity to observe the operations at Cafe du Monde, we can tell you that they are in dire need of a workflow analysis. We’d be happy to do the job; they can pay us in beignets! 🙂