If you want to start Mardi Gras properly, then click over to BurningBird. But first get a huge mug of your favorite drink: Shelley's got a complete gallery of photos documenting the pet parade. And remember to check with your local SPCA for Katrina-rescued pets. Many still need homes.
Couple of recon photos from walks on the icy Chemung River front. Magical time of year.