Monday, February 23, 2009

Brass Horn Musicians

We got up and out early today and went to the Casino for a few hours. It's about 45 minutes from here. The cane carts were lined up beside the highway empty and waiting for the next season of hauling the sugar cane.
Fields on both sides of the highway were sprouting the next crop of sugar cane. Tractors were clearing the irrigation ditches; a new season arrives.
We played the video poker machines and when we ran out of food for them we walked to the cafe. Four musicians were playing Mardi Gras tunes on saxophone, trumpet, and french horn. Mardi Gras beads were gifted to everyone although they weren't the same beads given in the past. I have beads with ceramic faces decorated with feathers from previous years. The ones this year are not ornate. I'm thinking the recession has hit the casinos.
Fat Tuesday tomorrow. Sinning will cease. Ash Wednesday and church anointed ashes on the forehead signals the end of another Mardi Gras.
for web cam views of The French Quarter.

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