Today is Outdoor Wednesday. I can't wait for Spring and to see all the lovely gardens you will share. After you take a quick tour of our fun day Monday, head over to see Susan at a Southern Daydreamer. I love how creative everyone has been during the winter season.
Monday, I shared a few pics of Natchitoches. I had to laugh at some of your comments on wondering how you say Natchitoches. Well, here you go!
If you live near enough to visit Natchitoches, it will certainly charm you. The City of Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis.
This was as we were leaving Lasyone's where we had lunch. This is the Old Courthouse Museum. Originally the courthouse, it was completed in 1896 and covered to the Museum in 1996. I love the architecture. That's Mr. Dumpling on the far right.
All through town are these wonderful old street lights with gorgeous, lush baskets. The baskets are always beautiful with seasonal flowers.
To the right of Lasyone's is one of the numerous old HUGE live oaks. Oh, if I could have just one in my yard!
This is the view on Front Street. Notice the brick road. Cane River runs along Front Street. If you catch it at the right time, you can see the Northwestern State rowing team. Very picturesque!
Looking across the street from the River, you can see the beautiful iron work. The building on the corner is The Landing Restaurant. We make reservations every Christmas season at one of the tables in the window. You can see the beautiful Christmas lights, fireworks and strolling tourist. Magical!
The Tulip trees (as we call them) are just about gone but I found one to show you that still has lots of blooms:
During the summer months, Natchitoches is in bloom with crepe myrtles everywhere! Most are the stunning watermelon color. These are very old crepe myrtles and bloom in abundance! You don't see crepe myrtles trunks this large very often.
How about a lovely camellia bush/tree blooming in front of the NSU Alumini building?
Since Steel Magnolias was filmed here, how about a few of my favorite Ouiser quotes?
Ouiser Boudreaux: He is a boil on the butt of humanity!
[about the new mayor's wife dancing]
Clairee Belcher: Looks like two pigs fightin' under a blanket.
Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm not crazy, I've just been a very bad mood for the last 40 years!