Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2/10 Outdoor Wednesday - #57

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Mardi Gras begins after the Epiphany and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday.

"Fat Tuesday" equals eating before the ritual of fasting for the
Lenten season.

Who dat?
Information about seeing this scene painted on wall of Charcoal Oven Restaurant click here: http://home.comcast.net/~jeffkrakow/Charcoal/index.html.

These outfits could be picked to wear for the Carnival celebrations.

Should I wear this mask?

Or hold this one?

Close-up of a mask.

Jeepers. To tell you the truth I have never been to New Orleans, Louisiana to celebrate Mardi Gras or even a "Fat Tuesday" event anywhere. Think I will celebrate at home by eating pancakes until I drop.
Click here for more information about Mardi Gras: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardi_Gras.


  1. I've been to New Orleans but, never at Mardi Gras. I would like to someday.

  2. I love New Orleans, but have never been to Mardi Gras. Not sure I would want to.

  3. You've got the right attitude! Pancakes till you drop sounds mighty good to me. At home. I bet the crowds would be over whelming at Mardi Gras!

  4. Great photos, I've never been to New Orleans either. Your idea of pancakes sound great to me.

  5. Those masks are amazing. Love the detail!

  6. These are awesome photos, Joyce! I would love to get away from all the snow we have here.

  7. Fun Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras post! I've been to New Orleans, but never during these festive, colorful celebrations.
    Hugs and blessings,

  8. I've never been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras either but when we lived in Munich we always celebrated Faschings Dienstag and ate lots of fancy doughnuts!!
    Then came Ascher Mittwoch (Ash Wednesday) followed by Gruener Donnerstag (Green Thursday)when we were supposed to eat only veggies.
    Thanks for visiting my Normandy blog & leaving such a sweet comment.

  9. Love the masks. Never been to Mardi Gras and think the crowds would be a bit much for me. I like the idea of pancakes thought!

    ~ Tracy

  10. OH Yes, How I love New Orleans It's a bueatiful city and the city gardens are bueatiful. Jackson Square Has the big bueatiful cathedral. With antique garden urns and furniture. And the Mighty Mississippi is across the street from the square. Such a mysterious city I cant wait to back again. The mask with the music notes is my favorite. Have a great day. Julian

  11. Been there...it's okay. I think the idea of pancakes 'til you drop is more fun. LOL...you could even wear the mask the next day to continue the celebration...'cause you'll be green!!!

    Thanks for visiting.

  12. We have Mardi Gras in Fayetteville on Dickson Street...its a riot of fun! and not as dangerous as going to New Orleans...Love the post!

  13. Hello, Joyce!

    That is so fun to watch. I haven't watched Mardi Gras parade for such a long time. Really that mask is so pretty. Great post and pics.

  14. The Mardi Gras this year should really be a big blast. After the Saints win, it will be really wild.

  15. I've been to New Orleans, but not at Mardi Gras time. I would rather eat the pancakes than attend.
    Great shots.

  16. i am head over heels in love with that musical mask...i vote yes!

  17. Beautiful Mardi Gras inspired pictures!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've never been to mardi gras. Can't imagine, New Orleans is crazy enough when it isn't Mardi Gras.

    Pancakes would be more my style!!!

  19. New Orleans is great but I've never been three during Mardi Gras. Maybe some day.