Tuesday, November 25, 2014

House Under Renovation

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.

Great Job, fellows!
:^D

What's this Plant?

Photographed on N Olympia Street in New Orleans on 24 November, 2014 about 4:30 PM. Pretty white, magenta and red-violet accented floral stalks.

What is it?
Readership answers would be appreciated.
Thanks!
 


Progress on the Second House.

A lot has transpired in the second house in the lot across the way.

Taken 5 November, 2014, after sunset.
The roof rafters are up

Taken 21 November, 2014 during sunset.
The roof is done and the clapboards are being installed.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Second House in the Lot across the Way.

Taken 3rd November, 2014
A second house is now going up in the lot across the way from my house. It's halfway up to the top!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bougainvillea Blooms.


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.



Most Vile Malt Beverage in the Universe.


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!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A New House in the Lot Across the Way.

Photo taken October 26, 2014, early evening.
 
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!).
 
The houses are going to front on S Cortez Street.