Sunset at the lagoon in Audubon Park.
The Spanish Moss catches the last rays of the day. These rootless plants hang from the Live Oak trees -- because they are rootless and depend on the air and rainfall for nutrients, they are a good indicator of the air quality.
In the old days, Spanish Moss seemed to be dying out in the city and you had to look for it in swamps and other remote places. But it seems to be back. It propagates by fragments being blown from tree to tree. I am sure that Hurricane Katrina did a good bit of that propagation. Where is this? Open this file in Google Earth.
-- steve buser