This beautiful specimen on the left is a Giganticarulea Alba named for Bart and Barbara Henderson of Slidell, Louisiana.
Unfortunately, I think we're seeing the last of the irises for the season. We desperately need rain around our area.
Next on my list is the gorgeous stained glass window made by our friend Dee Tatum of Seraphim Studios, from Hattiesville, Mississippi. Lance surprised me with this window (six years it took for him to make up his mind!) right before Mardi Gras this year. If you'll notice, it's the Cajun flag vertically. Dee does awesome work! The fleur-de-lis are even beveled. I had to really hide my eyes while it was going into place and Lance was teetering on the extension ladder.
This weekend should be quite exciting with loads of stuff going on like the Cajun joke telling contest in Opelousas, Cycle Zydeco, The 2006 Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Festival, and Heidi's first communion. I'm looking forward to Heidi's first communion most of all, but the Heritage week with fiddle, guitar, accordion, language, crafts and nature classes will be exciting too!
Also, an update on the farm status. We have recently acquired a dozen baby chicks of three different laying types and eight mallard ducklings. I'm hoping we'll get the fence up soon before it gets too hot. I'm very much looking forward to a few goats and sheep. I will now leave you with a picture of our family paillasse. May God grant you and your family as much love and laughter as He has ours!
P.S. I just received a meteorological report regarding hurricane season this year. Louisiana and portions of the Gulf Coast will not have to worry about any hurricanes. Let me repeat, there will be no hurricanes to hit Louisiana or portions of the Gulf Coast! Boudreaux and Thibodeaux have just completed a hurricane fence across part of the Gulf of Mexico!