Mardi Gras

“Mardi Gras”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


Today is a big holiday around here.  It was Mardi Gras, a pre-Lenten celebration, that is very big in the New Orleans area.  Don’t believe everything you see on television about New Orleans Mardi Gras.  It is mostly a family friendly atmosphere with only a few isolated areas with the sensationalism that the TV cameras seem to focus on.  We didn’t go to any parades, just worked in the garden since the weather was gorgeous today.  We did have pancakes for breakfast which is a traditional breakfast on this day.




While you stroll in New Orleans
You ought to go see the Mardi Gras
If you go to New Orleans
You ought to go see the Mardi Gras
When you see the Mardi Gras
Somebody’ll tell you what’s Carnival for






  1. Patty said,

    February 24, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    We are celebrating Mardi Gras here too, even though Va doesn’t celebrate. We had barbecued shrimp and king cake in celebration. Nobody here seems to know what Mardi Gras is here, but I still have fun anyway. Love your flag.

    • Jan said,

      February 25, 2009 at 3:23 am

      Thanks, Patty. If you are from New Orleans, it is hard to give up celebrating Mardi Gras, right? I finally was able to find this year a Mardi Gras garden flag that I liked. In person, it really is purple, not the blue shade it appears to be in the photo. I don’t know what it is about certain colors that don’t show up correctly in a photo.

      Nancy, Mardi Gras is a fun time, and since it happens at the end of winter, most people are ready to party. Pancakes always seem a little more special on this day, don’t they?

      Janet, it was a wonderful day for the revelers – sunny and cool. I, however, stayed home to enjoy working in the garden, and I was as happy as the proverbial clam.

  2. nancybond said,

    February 24, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Mardi Gras looks like a wonderful celebration. Pancakes are traditional fare here for today as well (see today’s post). 🙂

  3. Janet said,

    February 24, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    And you have a front row seat…. Happy Mardi Gras!

  4. charlestone said,

    February 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    You have a nice Mardi Gras. It´s nice when Carnival (our Mardi Gras is Brazil) is peaceful.

    • Jan said,

      February 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm

      I hope you had a great Carnival, too.

  5. February 25, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Jan, I’ve been to New Orleans once, with a friend who lived in Baton Rouge. It was a wonderful experience. The French Quarter is charming and picturesque. I should look up those photos – they’re here somewhere!

    • Jan said,

      February 25, 2009 at 6:54 pm

      Kylee, most people really enjoy New Orleans. It is a fun town with so many things to see and do. I’m sure your photos would bring back some memories of the good time you had in N.O. You ought to try and make it back one day.

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