new orleans

magazine stnola warehouse districtnolanola arts districtcrescent city connection breakfast in the french marketmarket cafejoan of arcnola riverfrontriverwalknew orleansbienville stjackson square musiccafe du mondecanalfrench marketrainbow before dinnergumbo

these pictures are from our trip to the big easy on labor day weekend for sarah’s birthday. we had three fun-filled days full of our favorite places as well as added a few new ones. we explored the shops along magazine street before checking into our hotel in the warehouse district and had fun wandering into the french quarter via the arts district. my mom met us on sunday for a trip to the aquarium and a long stroll along the riverwalk. i love watching the girls take in the culture and flavor of the city and the best part is each trip is unique.

october garden

spider lillieswindow boxspider lillieswhite huesorange huesorange and yellow

the beauty of nature never disappoints.

the harvest moon

magnolia bloomdaisies and fernssucculentglads and jalapenoscherry tomatoesgarden flowersdayliliesgarden rosesharvest moon

as summer comes to a close and the autumn equinox arrives on sunday, i am reminded that the energy and eager intentions spring brought quickly declined as i struggled with first trimester sickness.  luckily we did get to enjoy homegrown tomatoes, bush beans, banana peppers and jalapeno’s as well as multiple varieties of flowers from the garden.  the harvest moon may bring the summer growing season to its peak but there are still plenty of moments in the garden to be absorbed.