Mardi Gras Bead Tree in New Orleans, Louisiana

There's a distinctive image that can be seen around New Orleans on Ash Wednesday each year, and it's not a dark gray cross on people's foreheads (though there's that too). It's the sight of oak trees blooming with beaded necklaces. They dangle from the tree limbs in all their tacky glory, colorful plastic remnants of the previous day's festivities.

Thousands of beads and other trinkets are tossed during the Mardi Gras parade, and many of the necklaces get tangled up in the branches along...

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