One of the nice things about South Lousiaina is the great weather we have this time of year. It stays green from now until November. My ficus to the left made it though another winter and has grown thru the pot. The Azelias are in full blood. The Barlett pear in my neighbors yard is full of blooms. The japanese magnolias have finsihed blooming but the leaves are very pretty light green and enjoy being in the shade of the live oak in the corner of the yard. The soil here is great being about a mile from the Mississippi River which has depositied rich soil in my yard for thousands of years. Our water bills are very reasonable here costing about 40-50 dollars every other month whic is great if you water and have a gold fish pond. Just a taste of Louisiana in March of 2007. Harahan is several mile upriver from Uptown New Orleans. Our block is having a community crawfish boil in a couple of weeks as the prices of the mud-bugs should begin to drop.