Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Owl and a Crawfish Party!

It's Wednesday and I am excited to join 2 events: Outdoor Wednesday, which is hosted by Susan of http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/
and Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/
Be sure to visit these blogs to see some breathtaking outdoor pictures.

For the last 2 years, everytime I garden around dusk, I could hear something hooting. I look around but I can never find anything and I could never figure out where it is coming from. Finally last week, I saw this big bird fly above me and then landed on the tree branch. I immediately went in the house to grab my camera.
Sorry but this is the closest I can get him. The tree is very tall.

See those big eyes?
Every year, we go to a crawfish party. I always end up eating so much cause they are so good. They are served with potatoes, mushrooms, corn and sausage.
There were ice chests full of crawfish with different degree of hotness, all 700 lbs of them. There's my good friend, Nit with me. Unfortunately, this is probably the last crawfish party I will be attending with her because her hubby just got a new job in Alaska. Nit is my shopping and karaoke partner and I will miss her dearly. I will miss her good Thai food too.

There is a pond nearby.
We really enjoyed the view from where we were eating.

John was just chilling out enjoying the tranquility.

Everybody was busy munching away! See how the tables have holes in the center and we just throw all the shells in there. Of course there is a trash can underneath to catch them.

What can be better than eating crawfish while listening to country music?

After we stuffed ourselves, we headed home and right ouside the property were these cows.
Don't you just love the cow with the white face?

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the crawfish party. Thanks to our lovely hostesses for these 2 fun events.


Ebie said...

Waah, Christine, I am so jealous! How many people can consume 700 lbs of them?

I better take benadryl before eating them!

Happy Wednesday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great shots of the owl. I don't think I can eat crawfish. I use to work for a doctor from Louisiana and she would bring some to work and suck the heads. I thought that was gross. I am sure you like them, but I would rather eat crab legs!!

Kat said...

Christine, those are fantastic shots of the owl - great job! I just love them, they are really magnificent birds. And that crawfish party looks like a blast. A perfect day, and what a great view. My boss is from Morgan City, and I think we are about due for a crawfish boil :) Kathy

Kathleen said...

Fun post! Looks like a good time! I used to have to teach a unit on crawfish, or crayfish as we call them here. I got pinched many times!
So did you get up and sing?? :)

Anonymous said...

Can I invite myself to this foodfest?

Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
OMG, I don't think I have ever seen 700lbs of crawfish before. Most impressive. Looks like a great time, great post.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday

Jim said...

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Hilda said...

That looks like so much fun! I've never had crawfish before — they look so much like prawns, and look delicious too!

Verna Luga said...

Wow, enjoy din ako sa pictures mo .... great shots ...

The Girl In The Alley
Julie and Julia

January Zelene said...

Wow kaka-enjoy talaga party nyo. Ano taste ng crawfish??

Into the River

Natasha in Oz said...

Now that looks like a great party! Great food, great scenery, great friends, great music... perfection!

Best wishes,

Tammie Lee said...

i love your owl photos, how lucky to see it!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, Christine! I love the owl shot. I have never had crawfish before. They sound delicious.

Hootin' Anni said...

Your array of photo shares is outstanding!! Love the owl....are you sure it wasn't ME you heard, hootin'? LOLOLOL

Here is my Watery Photo, hope to see you stop by to view. It's always great to have you visiting.

Allison Shops said...

Love the owl. Looks like a great spot for a get-together.

Thanks for stopping by AtticMag and for your nice comment. I hope you registered to win our Giveaway!

Allison Shops said...

Love the owl. Looks like a great spot for a get-together.

Thanks for stopping by AtticMag and for your nice comment. I hope you registered to win our Giveaway!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I would have enjoyed everything except for the crawfish. I have tried several times to eat them - just don't care for them. How many people ate 700 lbs.?

Angela said...

yes I did enjoy the party..oh if I lived closer, I would be your karaoke partner..I ADORE singing,,lol. I'm a wanna be rock star.The pics were just beauitful

Kim said...

Hi Christine! Thanks for your warm comments on my blog - very much appreciated.
I just saw a movie with owls in it, and ever since then I've been seeing owls everywhere and now your post! Weird!

Marie said...

I have yet to try crawfish. Does it taste like shrimp, coz I luv shrimps. Your picnic's location is perfect Christine.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great shots of the owl! My oldest son would have been in crawfish heaven at your crawfish party! Every year we go to a crawfish festival held locally and he devours more than his fair share of them. Love the cows! Looks like everyone had a great time at the party!

~ Tracy

Helen said...

OH! I couldn't get over the vibrant color of those crawfish! And, I love eating them. All of your photos told a great story...thanks!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautiful creature to have captured on your camera! He/she is fantastic. I love the way owls turn their heads..nearly all the way around it seems! It's been a long time since I've seen one near our home.
Your photo's were wonderful today. I always enjoy my visits to your beautiful blog!

Melissa Miller said...

Christine what gorgeous scenery! I loved the beautiful owl. How cool!

Blessings my friend. ~Melissa :)

Claudia said...

Oh Sweet Christine!

Also sooooo beautiful.

I am a cow lover from way back -- I just love to look at them.

Thanks for brightening my day.

Hope to see you on Friday for our FFB -- Yours is always such a lovely inspiration.

If you get a chance would love for you to stop by and say hi.

TTFN Claudia ♥ ♥

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a great day you had. I haven't tried crawfish. I always see people with full plates of them when I go to the buffet at the Orlean's in Vegas. Maybe this year I will try some! We have an owl that comes around to hoot!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a very neat party. I love the table with the holes in them. I went to a crawfish party once and the table was spread with newspaper so that the shells could just be rolled up in it. How fun to have live music! Do you have a Chicago sweatshirt on?!

Love the owl. I really have a thing for owls, even though they are a little frightening!


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