Monday, August 17, 2015

Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Here it is, August 16, 2015, and I've finally run out of scheduled posts. Looking through my archives I realized that I never posted my Mother's Day pics. Boy, I have really been slacking on my blog and picture sharing this year. So let's get to it!

We spent a delightful Mother's Day at Rip Van Winkle Gardens in New Iberia, LA. Cafe Jefferson, located on the property, overlooks Lake Peigneur. We chose a table near the water and enjoyed a delicious, sinful meal. The Live Oaks, roaming Peacocks and meticulously manicured grounds made you feel as though you might run into Scarlett O'Hara at any moment. I do declare!







"Seafood Heaven"
Creamy basil sauce with jumbo shrimp, crabmeat chunks and crawfish.
OH. MY. GOODNESS!

White Chocolate Bread Pudding
served with white chocolate and raspberry sauce



In less than three weeks my daughter will be married! Next Monday will be my last scheduled post until I return. Hopefully, I'll have plenty of photos to share of our 10 days in Portland.

35 comments:

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The peacocks are very handsome. The colours are amazing.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I absolutely love the close-ups of the peacock...the first one, especially, where all you can see is his head and spread tail feathers. And the last one, with his little "umbrella." Amazing birds. I like the black-and-white shot of the woman in the wheelchair, too. And the bread pudding looks wonderful!

EG CameraGirl said...

The peacock is very handsome! Enjoy your time in Portland. I know you will bring back tons of photos...or I hope you do!

nookworm said...

Very nice and calm, relaxing pictures. Will patiently wait for more after your return. Have a great time at the wedding!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

peacocks look too surreal to truly exist...I say. They are amazing

eileeninmd said...

Hello Gail, lovely images from your Mother's Day. I love the pretty peacock images. And the food looks delicious. I hope all goes well with your daughter's wedding, I hope to see some photos. Have a great three weeks!

Stephanie said...

Wow, only three more weeks! What an exciting time, my friend :)

Your pictures were such a delight to look at and that peacock is truly stunning! Have a beautiful week, Gail. Hugs!

hootnonny said...

Quite a show put on for your Mother's Day. Have a wonderful time with you daughter, and best wishes to her and her beloved!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots of the Peacock especially the close up. The food looked delish.

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous place! I want to go there! I can't wait to see your photos from the wedding. Have fun!

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful pictures of what looks like a wonderful day! Who cares if you're a little late. You got me at the white chocolate bread pudding.

ladyfi said...

What fairytale gardens!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

You did have a sinful and delicious time. I love the cactus flowers. Aren't peacocks amazing?

June Caedmon said...

Bring me my smelling salts, please, I'm swooning over these pictures, Gail!

maryaustria said...

A wonderful series of photos! The peacock is such a beauty!

Karen S. said...

Wishing you all the best and your daughter too! What a magical time indeed, I look forward to seeing some of the photos too. These are just beautiful and what a perfect way to spend Mother's Day! Safe travels there!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh my. That seafood heaven! I want some! Beautiful pics. I hope you have a fantastic trip to Portland :-)

DeniseinVA said...

An exciting time for you looking forward to your daughter's wedding :) these are great pics. All of them are but the detail in your peacock portrait is amazing. Thanks for stopping by my salmon recipe post. My husband doesn't like salmon either and he asked for cod when I make it for him. I'm sure it would go great with Mahi Mahi.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh wow! I LOVE the Peacocks,they are spectacular.

Bethany Carson said...

Oooh, congrats to your daughter! Sounds like the big day is fast approaching!
This looks like an absolutely gorgeous place to visit! Love the gardens and the beautiful peacock. You captured some fabulous shots!

Debbie said...

looks like a fun, very colorful place.....with plenty to see!!!

i can't believe it's only three weeks, WoW, that went fast!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful. congrats on the pending marriage!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bon voyage for your trip for the big event ! And for the beautiful PNW and the wonderful Portland. So happy for you all!! Looks like a wonderful Mothers Day celebration. Love the peacock.

Ps: email me a piece of that bread pudding would you please? )))

diane b said...

Nice peacock shot. It looks a great place to have a 'sinful' meal.

Anvilcloud said...

Those peacock feathers must be a load to drag around. They are very inefficient but demonstrate what guys must go through to attract the ladies. :)

All the best in the next few weeks.

Shug said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her upcoming marriage.....I know that you will have many pictures to share and I will be excited to see them. Have fun, relax and take in all that the Blessings offer. What a gorgeous peacock! Full of color and beauty. OH my....the food looks extremely tasty....YUM!
hugs to you...

Indrani said...

Such wonderful captures from the garden, it was a joy to see them.

Beate said...

Wow!! That second picture, the close-up of the peacock, is absolutely amazing. I'd frame it and hang it up :) I love it!
What a wonderful place you've visited there.
Things can get very busy at times and it's so difficult then to make time for blogging. But don't you worry, we're here waiting for you and are looking forward to your fabulous pictures :)
Have an amazing time at your daughter's wedding! :)

Wally Jones said...

What a great looking place to explore and relax! Excellent photos, of course!

BeachGypsy said...

That place looks amazing! Would love to go there! Peacocks are intriguing aren't they??

Anni said...

I am so late this week getting around to paying you a visit, I must apologize. It's just been very busy here, and not much time being online.

Your post, Gail, is fabulous. Always is. And of course, your photos are top notch!! Love the beautiful peacock images. But now for some reason I'm craving bread pudding!!

Thanks for sharing the link this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Helma said...

Wow !!!! The most beautiful picture I find two pictures. Gorgeous as you gefootgrafeerd the colors in the tail of the peacock! Really great nicely done. Your first picture is also quite nice with richly decorated portal. Moreover, I also see mjammie delicious food .......

Ida said...

Sounds and looks like a good time. - Loved those gorgeous Peacock shots.

Anita Johnson said...

What a delightful place! Enjoy the wedding! Congratulations!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful peacock!!
But that Seafood Heaven!!! Ohhh my goodness!! I WANT!!
AND white chocolate bread pudding???
My stomach is now rumbling!!