This is our 5th Mardi Gras season in the New Orleans area. Along with the traditional holiday and seasonal decorations, I now have a small collection of bows and baubles for Mardi Gras. I love driving around New Orleans and/or walking through the French Quarter and seeing all the effort people put into Mardi Gras. Balconies, doorways, windows, porches…all beautiful. Here are a couple of pictures from Dumaine Street in the French Quarter.