While it may be springtime it felt more like summer at the New Orleans Jazz Festival waiting for the Boss, Bruce “Springsteen” to pop on stage and entertain us.  The crowd you see here and all the brilliant colored flags is in the waiting to see the Boss.  Every flag is positioned so that the group of people could find their friends after wandering away for a little food or drink.

New Orleans Jazz Festival
New Orleans Jazz Festival

 

We were lucky enough to find a little patch of grass just under this flag for the four sisters, Sheila, Pam, Shirley and me to rest and relax while being entertained.  We had a whirlwind week of music, dancing and wine.  The entertainment was fantastic and not just only at the festival.  We were at the festival for only Saturday and then enjoyed the rest of the week exploring and listening to local artist like Tuba Skinny.  Our last night was at Snug Harbor to see Charmaine Neville (sister to the Neville Brothers) who put on a fantastic show featuring her and several members of her family including her father, Charles Neville.

For your interest here is a link to the USA Today article about the Festival and the Boss

At the 26th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival area there is a section where the English Group has built their own village.  Over the years I have watched them create their 16th Century European Village of Fairhaven just as it would have been done in medieval times.

In this picture I am sharing an image of a mother dressed in period attire along with her child sleeping the a basket at her feet.   The original image is one of mine and the beautiful watercolor is from contributing artist, Joyce.

On a side note, I just returned from a week away visiting New Orleans during the Jazz Festival and exploring the city with my wonderful sisters. I’ll be posting up images from the trip soon.