Thursday, March 31, 2011

I am back

For the last couple of weeks I have been on the road traveling for my employer. Is good to be home again, pulling weeds in the garden. Traveling is hassle these days, between airport security, flight delays and bad food. Who needs it!!! My last stop was the city of New Orleans. I have visited the city many times before, but this was my first time since Katrina. Downtown is as normal as any other city, but if you drive a few blocks out you can tell that nothing normal. The number of empty lots, boarded up houses and the lack of people are striking. I can relate, that was the way it was in the Southern part of Miami for many years after Andrew. Spring has arrived to New Orleans; the mansions in the St. Charles Ave area are as beautiful as I remembered. The pictures were taken with my new I phone (my new toy)


Ami said...

Welcome back! Yes, it is always good to be home, and I bet you found so many beautiful things happening in your garden too!

Cindy Michaud said...

Whew, glad you are back cultivating, thought you were lost in the weeds.

Susan said...

Hey Rusty...Glad you're back. Do you know what plant or tree those yellow blooms are on in the last photo? Very striking!

PJ @ Garden Accents and Decor | Home Decor Accents said...

Hello from Texas, Rusty,
this is my first time visit here and I came across the link to your blog on Tropical Texana's blogroll.

You might have a small backyard but as by the pictures you have posted, your backyard really is an oasis. Just beautiful!
I can see why you are so glad to be back home again.

I actually love traveling as long as it's for pleasure and no rushing is involved. This just happens too seldom. Business traveling is a pain in the rear end and I try to avoid it as much as I can.

Best Regards and Happy April Fools Day
Paula Jo from TX

Darla said...

Welcome home!