This house on S Olympia Street in Mid-City New Orleans used to be a blighted property, or at the very least it acted the part. It was flooded during Katrina and apparently was unoccupied ever since. Now it's being renovated.
Our Bougainvillea plant, which I found as a desiccated discard on the curb last autumn, discovered its inner weed this spring after four terrible freezes seemed to have killed it, has now sprouted some nice raspberry-sherbet colored blooms.
It's a Bud Light brand, even though there's no Bud Light beer in it. The label says it's a malt beverage. Basically Anhauser-Busch took some low-calorie malt liquor, some Clamato juice (which is clam and tomato juices mixed together), and a twist of lime. The result is the most vile malt beverage in the universe. It makes regular Bud Light taste good!
Since I took a photo of the lot across the way last, the new house arising in it has been topped out and sheathed. It is of the Victorian-style camelback type. The finishes appear they are going to be the builder's "standard" variety -- single-hung windows that pretend to be double-hung, box eaves, asphalt-tab shingles and hardyplank siding (at least it isn't vinyl siding!).