Monday, February 12, 2024



Lent begins Wednesday in the Christian world. Some parts of it have a blowout of excess leading up to the period of fasting and penance, called Carnival in most places but often Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in the U.S. New Orleans is justly famous for its days of wild celebrations. St. Louis claims to have the second biggest. This is something like comparing the height of the Washington Monument with the Burj Khalifa, but everyone has a good time. Our parade is held on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and I always stop by with my camera. No one has ever declined my request for a photo.

Lots more good shots from the orchid show, which I may return to.                    

1 comment:

Stefan Jansson said...

We eat semlor, and a few more eggs this week. That's about it.