Happy Sunday, everyone.
It’s been a sleepy, rainy day here in the Big Easy. I woke up and went for a leisurely run in nearby Audobon Park, which is absolutely beautiful. I caught some photos of the foliage, including a fishpond:
Some classic Spanish moss:
A stately, tree-lined running path:
And some of the gorgeous homes on St. Charles Avenue uptown:
There are plenty of things I don’t love about New Orleans: the slow pace, the humidity, and the pervasive bon vivant, drink-till-you-drop attitude, which clashes so profoundly with my own serious streak. But I DO love the history, the music, and the unbelievable architecture. I could stare at these houses forever.
We were all tired of restaurant dining, so we stayed in for dinner tonight. The menu was a smorgasboard of fish, pasta, asparagus, and two delicious and photo worthy salads. The first was a simple mix of raddichio, endive, and arugula (tricolore):
And for me, my massaged kale salad with sweet potato and asparagus. I used purple kale, which was beautiful:
I have to leave for the airport early tomorrow, so I’m hitting the sack right now. I’m so glad that I recovered for this weekend with Chloe and her family. It’s been fun, restful, lively and domestic all at once. I’ll sign off with a photo of my graduate in her garb. God, I’d forgotten how itchy and hot those gowns are.