Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Hot Weekend!

It is so hot in New Orleans! Temperatures in the 90's, though the humidity is not quite as high as it is in August.

Going to try and take it easy, and sit on the porch this weekend.

All the plants are bursting with life! Just got to keep them watered, as no rain is in the forecast for at least a week.

We are so happy to be living on a street lined with majestic live oaks. Not only are they beautiful, they also keep us a bit cooler.

So you'll see us out in the yard doing a bit of gardening this weekend. Stop and have a cool drink with us.

Just look at the beautiful shape of this tree!

Cholo wants to play, and our yard is fenced in, and we welcome dogs who want to join him. So bring your pup by too for a romp and a refreshing bowl of cool water.

Don't you love these little tables made from artist palettes? Somehow with hanging a painting out on the porch, and having two of these cute little tables, steered our porch into a happenstance decor direction.

I bought this corny little sign when we first came to New Orleans as traveling tango teachers and tourists in 1999, never imagining I would use outside my own front door in New Orleans!

Ring the bell if you don't see us outside. We love company!


Velvet and Linen said...

I wish I could spend the day with you sitting on your charming porch. Look at that tree! Fantastic.
I promise we'll sit next visit, and I'll remember a little treat for Cholo too.

Have a cool weekend, Valorie.



Your porch looks lovely! Those green ferns are so lush. We can send you some of the rain we have here in Missouri! We are beginning to get that old humidity now. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog.


Karen said...

No rain for us here in Baton Rouge this week-end either, Valorie. I wish my porch was as inviting as yours is! We'll be celebrating an anniversary working in the garden and then grilling and listening to the Tigers from Omaha.
Have a grand week-end!

Laura said...

Your porch looks wonderful. It is in the 100's here in South Texas. You live in one of my all time favorite places-


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Lovely! We'll be doing some weeding to (or I will, I should say)...and if anyone comes by, I won't be offering them a cool drink. I'll hand 'em a trowel and a machete!

Sabina said...

Oooh, I wish that was our car parked out in front of the oak. I've spent many happy hours on that porch! I love the artist palette tables, so cute. Have a wonderful weekend.

VictoriaArt said...

Wish I was there!
The sign is so delightful and the weather here is

Stay cool anyway!

Renae said...

Valorie, I love your porch and all the charm in possesses. I would LOVE to sit and chat with you. :>)
It is hot here too, I think I live in a constant hot flash, seems the hotter it gets outside the more the flashes come!
Blessings friend!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward and I feel your pain.
It's hot and humid here too!

Renee Finberg said...


i was just posting about the heat.
i am so hot down here, and you are right the humidity, it has not even arrived yet.

xx the house looks fantastic !

sinnlighet said...

l o v e l y l o v e l y!!!

I have been once i New Orleans - 1998!

Regards from Agneta in Sweden

Lorna said...

You have created a lovely environment and those pictures are terrific -- interesting.

Lucky Cholo. :-)


Giles Cook At Whispering Lazuli said...

I love the idea of hanging a picture outside...

Carey said...

Love the limes and reds you've got going on out on the front porch, both in nature and human design. What a lush, delightful setting. Oh yeah, I so DO wish I could be close enough to ring the bell. Cool little sign:)