Where I stood…devil ducks

duck feet

Celebrating Mother’s Day!   Have a great one!


Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Artist trading cards-recycling

A couple of weeks ago I was standing in Joann’s thinking I should buy some nice card stock, I’m running low and need them to make artist trading cards.   I thought to myself, what is the theme for this month, it might influence the color I buy.   Oh, yeah, recycling.   So much for buying new paper.   I was pretty sure I could find something to use up.   I used newspaper and old cardboard.

phoenix rising single atc

phoenix rising atc's

phoenix rising single atc back

Even more New Orleans

We did go to New Orleans for the music, and there was plenty to be had!

in the gospel tent

Here I am with Greg, Edith and Aaron in the gospel tent at the very start of the festival.

nathan and the zydeco cha-chas

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas tearing it up on the Fais-do-do stage.

wet crowd

Friday, it rained.   Lots.   People kept pulling out electronic devices looking up the weather.   They kept saying it was going to clear up, but it didn’t.

muddy food boothsYou did have to travel across some muddy ground to get to the food booths, but it was well worth it.

muddy meIf you take off your shoes, you don’t have to abandon them in the mud.

me edith mardi gras indian

Edith and I, under-dressed, with a Mardi Gras Indian.

indian back

Mardi Gras Indians make sure they look as good from the back as the front.

scott jordan, dr john, marcia ball, jim bateman

We listened to an interview about Bobby Charles.   This is Scott Jordan interviewing Dr. John, Marcia Ball, and Bobby’s former manager Jim Bateman.   Here the good doctor and Marcia play a Bobby Charles tune for us all.

me and katie

It is amazing, but through all the throngs of people, you can find your friends.   We hooked up with Katie from Ann Arbor.

terrance simien and the zydeco experience

We ended the fest back at the Fais do-do stage with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience.

This represents just a little of the great music we saw, if you ever get a chance, check out the festival.   It takes place every year over two weekends, the last one in April and the first one in May.   The second weekend is going on right now!