Sunday, August 31, 2008

A way out of town

Linda and I made it out of town and to "safety" in Florida leaving our place yesterday at 3 p.m.. This is the intersection where we took leave of the I-10. To say the traffic was at a crawl, would be an exageration. So we took out bets on a backroad -- heading out Highway 90. It took us 3 hours to get out of New Orleans to the Slidell area.

We finally pulled into our Florida destination ad 12:30 a.m., feeling lucky we left when we did.
More details from on the road later. Let me catch some sleep.

--steve buser

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Goodbye Gustav lines form

This is the scene this morning at the staging area in Jefferson Parish to evacuate person without tranportation as Gustav approaches the region

The second picture is at the evacuation staging area in New Orleans in front of the Union Terminal Station -- people waiting in line to catch an evacuation train to Memphis. This too is for people without tranporation out of the city.

The reidents were picked up in their neighborhoods and bussed to the Union Terminal. A long line formed a everyone was processed (getting names and address etc. so that relatives can find them). The long line of buses down several blocks held the incoming groups -- keeping them in the air conditioning until it was time for them to get in line. That kept their time in blazing sun to a minimum.

Gustav continue to keep his eye on the Louisiana coast line, according to weather forecasters.

--steve buser

City of New Orleans Evacuation Plan

Southeast LA Evacuation guide and map

Keep track of Hurricane Gustav

I thought that if you are visiting this site today you want more information on Hurricane Gustav and what is going on in the New Orleans area

If you want the "right now" data on Hurricane Gustav down off the coast of Cuba, the NOAA has a buoy down there near the pass between Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula. Click here to watch the winds, air pressure and temperature there.

To get a list of other links, look on the right hand side of this page at the very top. Click there to see a page of links.

On the list, click on "weather" and you will have a smorgasbord to choose from including satellite image and more.

I will do a few more posts today.

--steve buser

Friday, August 29, 2008

Getting ready for a Gustav getaway

Give me a second and I will tell you about Gustav.

That's why I am late posting today. I wanted to run to the grocery store before it got too crazy. The lines were filling up and the clerks were stocking the shelves as fast as they could. The bread man stocking his area of the shelves asked the clerk, "Can I fill up over here too?" She replied "Please do." They both knew that by tonight, the shelves would be looking empty no matter how much you put on them. People are getting ready. They have already suffered the worse and are determine to come out better this time.

The picture above is at Zephyr Field (the local Triple A baseball team) which has become an operation center. As I passed by, several buses were pulling in. I decided to take a look. There appeared to be about 40 to 50 buses in the lot. This picture is the makeshift refueling depot where the buses pulled up to get ready. This is part of the evacuation plan for Gustav, should it be necessary.

If the storm center on the New Orleans area, evacuation will start in earnest about 100 hours before tropical storm force winds are expected at the coast. At this moment that time seems to be sometime tomorrow. But, Gustav so far has refused to follow the predictions very accurately. Darn storm has a mind of his own.

Stay tuned.

Oh, and by the way. The Zephyrs have announced they are playing their came tonight. With fireworks at the end. So, if you have nothing to do....

-- Steve buser

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The perfect ponder

Okay, sing along with me. "Summer time, and the living is easy... the fish are jumping and the cotton is high..." Keep singing while I write, it helps me get my writing juices flowing. "Your momma's rich, and your daddy's good looking..."

Summer moves along and soon it is gone. Taking time to just sit and ponder it all should be listed as a required summer activity. I guess it is not exciting enough to make a bucket list. I doubt there are a handful of people in the world who write it down on their daily to-do list.

It's not on the top 10 things to do in New Orleans, or any other city's list for that matter.

You know how people see you sitting there lost in revery and come up to ask "Penny for your thoughts?" Hey when I get my thoughts going that well, the bidding needs to start in the high 6 figures -- cashiers check please.

Am I rambling?

There are more than 50,000 images that come up on for the word ponder. Many of them are scenic or eye-candy places. Many people pondering or at least sitting or standing still. But for most of them I just don't get the connection.

Do you suppose the ponder comes from the word "pond?" Someone sitting by the pond might have been said to be "pondering" and that's how the word came up. That's not the derivation the dictionary gives, but that's the theory I am going to go with -- I like it better than "weighing in the mind, and suspending in thought" stuff. Besides, I just made it up so it has to have some merit.

Now, where to find a pond?

I guess it comes down to this -- as with this guy in Audubon Park in New Orleans sitting watching the fountain in the bayou on a warm summer's morn, pondering has its own pace and place. When it comes upon you, the rest can wait.

--steve buser

Oh, you can stop singing now.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Egret squatter (Ardea alba)

You know, if humans don't want this old building, it has a squatter ready to turn it into a very fine bird house. Our main character here was just enjoying a bit of shade, standing on the edge of the bayou that runs in front of this disheveled building. Maybe he was thinking the shade would bring up some tasty treats like crawfish or tadpoles.

The building is on Airline Highway in St. Charles Parish in the New Sarpy area. Our squatting squatter is a Great Egret.

--steve buser

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Geese's eye view

Everyone keeps telling you "try to see it from the other guy's view."

Well, I thought I would show you things from a geese's eye view. The New Orleans City Park Canadian Geese didn't even want me to be part of their gathering, even after I explained to them that I wanted to see the world as they see it. Apparently, years of mistreatment by homo sapiens has left them weary and afraid to let in outsiders.

I did manage to get this shot before they quacked insults at me and blinked at each other. They stuck their noses in the air and quickly wandered off gossiping.

I guess the old "Birds of a feather" saying has a lot of truth in it. It's a shame they feel that way, I was going to buy them lunch.

--steve buser

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fay spins spray our way

Tropical Storm Fay sprayed her way around the New Orleans area Sunday. She showed her might most over open bodies of water as seen here on the Lake Pontchartrain shore line in Mandeville. The normally-dry and greyish Spanish Moss on this tree overlooking the lake is green with a soaking from the tropical spinning storm. It is swept almost horizontal in her breezes.

It was mostly just a breezy rain event -- temperatures stayed in the 70's and the breeze seemed to cool things even more. This morning she sit north of New Orleans just across the Mississippi line. A breezy day is predicted here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Water flying (Great Egret -- Ardea alba)

Look up flying in a Thesaurus. You'll find "quick, expeditious, fast, hasty, speedy."

Now look at the real thing. A Great Egret at City Park in New Orleans, pushed his wings out, leaned into what little wind there was and pushed the air back most unhastily. Having caught enough air to keep him suspended above the obscure bayou below, he set his sights on the tree lined shadowy realm on the other side. His silvery phantom sailed beneath the rippled surface as if it were boat of air holding him up into the sky.

Tell me again why flying is a an synonym for fast, hasty and speedy?

I can't hear you.

-- steve buser

Friday, August 22, 2008

Stone cities

Above ground burials are common in New Orleans because of the high water table. That has made a special tourist attraction. offers copious details of the many cemetaries where visitors can learn more of New Orleans history and an amazing architecture.

The Brunswig family tomb in Metairie Cemetary is one of those featured on the site: "A splendid example of the Egyptian Style, the Brunswig family tomb is located on what is called 'Millionaire's Row,' right at the center of the old racetrack part of the cemetery."

The site features a page on safety, an important pre-read for visitors. A group tour is an excellent way to visit the cemeteries and learn more of the history and people of New Orleans.

--steve buser

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Take a walk on the Moon Walk

The New Orleans French Quarter Riverfront is known as the Moon Walk (named after former Mayor Moon Landreiu). It's a romantic and enchanting walk along the Mississippi River that decades ago replaced old river wharfs.

This evening stroll shot shows how busy the promenade can get. Have a look at this 360 degree view of the New Orleans landmark. Sites you will see on the video include the
The Moon Walk winds about a mile along the Mississippi River with the center of the promenade facing St. Louis Cathedral, the iconic Church that is the symbol of the French Quarter.

--steve buser

Here are a few other City Daily Photoblogs that show off their waterfronts today: (and below are a list of City Daily Photoblogs from around the world -- you can take a world tour).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Spider spinning tale (Orb Weaver)

Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

It's not what your looking for, but if you have your eyes open it's what you find. Serendipity. Accidental and unplanned discovery of something of value.

I was just walking down the part at the Barataria Preserve of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, just south of New Orleans. I was looking side to side and it wasn't until the very last second I spotted the spider web. I was able to slow my forward progress just enough to duck under and keep walking. But the image of spider sitting in the middle of his web had slipped into my brain unconsciously. I spun around and there he was. A big Banana Spider (Nephila clavipes), standing as king in his sinewy, barely-visible kingdom.

I shot a few shots. Bad lighting. Clouds and trees over head. But I managed a few acceptable photos.

Suddenly with lighting fast quickness, he pounced down his net and grabbed hold of some unsuspecting insect which had been stopped mid-flight by his web. Since he was up pretty high I had to look through the lens to get a better view. He had his mandibles wrapped around it's head. A butterfly was in his death grasp. The spider king stood motionless for about 10 seconds with his prey in a death trap.

Then he burst into activity. It took me a few seconds to figure out what he was doing -- he was wrapping his prey in a coat of spider web making sure it was completely disabled! He worked his long lanky legs so quickly and with such dexterity that it was hard to capture the action in the muted light.

When he was finished he held his meal with a thing string of web and began pulling up to the center of the web. There he lodged it off to the side and I could see there was a small insect already tied up there. Assured that his butterfly meal was secure, he reached down and grabbed the appetizer -- it appeared to be a fly -- and made quick feast of it.

But he held off on the main meal. Just left that sumptuous feast sitting there, waiting. I guess he needed to let the appetizer settle in his stomach for a while.

I shot a few shots of him sitting in the middle of his disheveled web -- filled with holes and twisted strands from his food fight. I guess he might of be thinking how much trouble it was going to be to rebuild the whole thing from scratch.

-- steve buser

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Spoonbill surprise

I could not believe my eyes. Could not. I was at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, walking on the board walk crossing the small lake when two pink-looking birds caught my eye. I squinted to see the shape of their bills. Sure enough. There were Roseate Spoonbills. Also See this compilation of photos.

I hadn't see any of them around here and thought they were pretty much confined to Texas or certainly closer to the coast. It is because of the chemicals they get from eating crustaceans that they get the rosy and sometimes orangish color.

I quickly set up my tripod and started shooting. See that branch hanging down and hiding part of the top one's bill? Most of the time it was hiding all of his bill. I finally got this shot that lets you see why they are called Spoonbills. The light shade of pink feathers and the pink on the bills suggest that these are juvenile birds. So mom and dad must be somewhere around.

They sat very still and allowed me to shoot my photos, although at a range that was just barely in my camera's range. At one point they even stood on one leg and both put their heads and necks back over their bodies for a rest.

--steve buser

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Orleans' Sauvage sky

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is the big sky wildlife area in New Orleans East. When I walked out on the board walk off of Highway 90, I found myself thinking "What a marvelous place to have a sunrise. This expanse of marsh and swamp is Madere Marsh of thethe 23,000-acre refuge. Bayou Sauvage was directly in the path of Hurricane Katrina and took a real pounding. But, nature heals itself and the beautiful greens are returning.

There were just a few birds out the day I stopped by. Three Great Egrets, some kind of duck that scooted off into the sky the moment I stepped on the boardwalk. I am not sure who was the most scared, him or me. What looked like it was a Tri-Colored Heron was off in the distance just sitting there soaking in the sun.

I had never really done a panorama but the scene filled my eyes with so much, I thought it just must be my calling for the day to capture this immense beauty.

The refuge has a couple of board walks to make it real easy to get views over the swamps and marshes. This board walk is on the right side of Hwy. 90 as you head out of New Orleans. The other, the River Ridge Trail which is little longer, one is on the left side of the highway. Both have offstreet parking and the River Ridge Trail has restrooms and cold drinking water. However, both are east to miss. When you see the brown National Wildlife Refuge sign, slow down, the River Ridge Trail is just a few hundred feet on the left (just past Folgers' plant on the right).

--steve buser

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bees battle for flower power

Summertime and the living is busy. This is not as tranquil a scene as it looks. This bee and a friend were sampling the nectar on these flowers, working steadily through the bouquet (this is at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East) when a would be claim hopper buzzed in.

Our antagonist thought that he would have the bouquet to himself and buzzed around the other two trying to scare them away from what he now consider his nectar neighborhood. I had to switch lenses to even have a hope for a shot, but the buzzing fight continued.

I started shooting off rapid fire -- my only hope at catching a shot with this buzzing battle going on as our protagonist here just tried to get some nurturing nectar. I never did get a shot of our claim hopper -- he eventually flew off. I think he was probably a bumble bee and our floral friend above and his petal partner seem to be carpenter bees.

--steve buser

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Joining the fun

I volunteered to do some photo shooting for the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference going on in New Orleans this weekend. We were out shooting publicity photos for the artist with the guitar, Robert J. who hails from Madison, Wisconsin -- the other end of the Mississippi River.

Hey, I'm getting to who the other guy is. Just wait.

Robert J has one of those voices that can fill a room, or in this case any street scene. He was just playing some bluesy New Orleans style tunes as we wandered down to Jackson Square, stopping along the way for shots. People would stop and listening in.

We got to this shot at the corner of St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter when the fellow in white just wandered on up into the shoot. Seemed to me like good "flavor" for a New Orleans photo, so I kept shooting. Never did get his name.

--steve buser

Friday, August 15, 2008

Treasure at the end of Canal Street

This is Canal Street from up on high at its "foot" at the Mississippi River. Most visitors only get to see the downtown part of the street, but it leads from the River out toward Lake Ponchartrain. The Street Car ride is a fun adventure. It ends in the Cemetaries area. ( see Top 12 Things to Do in New Orleans on the left column for details)

That area of the city is also where City Park is -- a real urban treat that was beaten down by Hurricane Katrina but is rising back. I remember it as a child as a place of wonderment and fun. Climbing on Live Oak trees that have bent to the ground, making them accessible to little feet.

There is the amusement park with the famous carousel, the bayous with all the wildlife (ducks, geese, swans ibis, herons, racoons and more), the grecian play spaces and Story Land. Some areas are still under repair, but it is a full day of family fun.

--steve buser

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer Rain

Where are the weathermen ( and weatherladies) when we need them. Yesterday the New Orleans forecasters promised us a nice afternoon as soon as a front moved out into the Gulf. Dry weather, low humidity, more pleasant temperature --- you know all the promises. So at 4:00 p.m. I am standing under a awning in front of a store out in Kenner waiting for the rain to slow down enough that I can run to the car.

The rain on the parking lot had pooled into the middle and was hurling toward the street, trying to pretend it was the Colorado River roaring through the Grand Canyon. It occurred to me that even if it did start raining, I might need boots to wade across this instant river.

It was almost as if the rain was snubbing its nose at the forecasters. "Try to predict this!"

So today I am not going to even watch the forecast. I'll just look out the window. Better odds.

--steve buser

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lofty ideals

We were visiting a friend the other night in the Woodward Loft Apartments in the Warehouse/Arts District of New Orleans. This is the view of the second floor common area. The building has a massive and sturdy feel to it. The color palette sends you hints of a European lobbby from the 1800's. The building actually dates from 1912 with an industrial history (Great old pictures of it in use).

We mixed solong that we thought we would miss White Linen Night on Julia Street. We didn't-- we scooted over to the event but the heat pushed us back. The warehouse district has the perfect "New Orleans" feel to it. As one friend said "If your going to live in New Orleans, LIVE in New Orleans."

You'll notice -- if you went to the company's web site in the first paragraph -- that this nighttime picture has warmer tones and more subtlety. I sets you in the right mood for that night time relaxing feeling.

-- steve buser

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Light-weight fighter

If you had a thought about picking up that piece of bread, I think you would have a fight coming. Normally Ibis are a little on the shy side and won't let you within 20 feet of them. This guy, however spotted the bread and said "that is mine." ( You have to double click the photo to enlarge it to get the full effect.

This is at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, yesterday. I thought with the drizzle the birds would be a little less lively and sit still for a shot. But they were just as suspicious.

This is one of the pretties parks in the the New Orleans area, and is home to about a couple dozen kinds of birds roaming free.

--steve buser

Monday, August 11, 2008

Peristyle Pretorian Guard

Do you think he scares anyone away?

This old stone-hearted lion has been standing guard on the Grecian Style Peristyle in City Park for decades. The Peristyle was built in 1907, originally as a dancing pavilion. It is one of several structures in the park that can be rented for special occasions.

This looming lion, defending the majestic ionic columns from fierce creatures as swans, ducks, ibis and egrets, overlooks Bayou Metairie which wends through the park

The pavilion is a favorite place for non-profit events, weddings and the like. Of course, the rise of air conditioning has limited its use.

-steve buser

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mr. Friendly

I made a friend. That's always a good thing. Right?

I walked up slowly on the board walk. I took him by surprise and he splashed suddenly into the water. I thought that was the last I would see of him. But, a few seconds later, he swam up into the grasses along the bank just to take a secret peak at me.

Pretending not to notice, I moved closer to him and then started shooting. He sat still, but eventually pushed up further into the grasses to hide a little. Finally, he decided we had known each other long enough that he could push out into the open and get a good look at each other.

He was barely more than a baby (about 3 feet long), but this alligator who frequents the nature trail at the Louisiana Welcome Center on the I-10 is a curious fellow.

I turned to take another shot into the cypress swamp. When I turned around, he was gone. Guess his mother didn't like him playing with people like me.

--steve buser

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Working High

Did you ever wonder what it is like for those window washers that work on those platforms dangling on the sides of skyscrapers dozens of stories above the windy and noisy streets below.

I caught this shot of this platform parked after a day's work, at the parking garage at the foot of Canal Street the other day. The men had been replacing a sign and doing touch up work. You can see the motor (with the red tarp over it) that brings them up and down. I guess it is parked here on about the 9th floor because it is easy to get in and out of the platform.

The view is out over the platform into the French Quarter and beyond -- looking with the Mississippi River at my back toward Lake Pontchartrain (just out of view on the horizon). I got quesy enough just leaning my camera out to take this shot, that I immediately took this job off my bucket list.

I think they have openings. Interested?

---steve buser

Friday, August 8, 2008

Late nester

I guess birds are a lot like people -- everyone finds something that they are really into. This Black-Crowned Night Heron is going back to make another late summer nest. He (she?) kept flying off to some trees behind me and coming back about every five minutes with big branches like this one. I guess one of the advantage of building a nest (again) in late summer is there are more branches laying on the ground.

I have it on my to do list to head back to Audubon Parks' Oschner Island rookery soon to see what the young chicks look like. There should be a lot of food around to feed them.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The path less taken

Early this week I was driving home from Texas after having slept through Tropical Storm Edouard running its blender over Beaumont. I didn't realize that the back side of the storm was probably the most intense. Deciding that discretion is the better part of valor I pulled over to ride it out at the Louisiana Welcome Center just across the state line.

In between squalls, I decided to see what the the nature board walk there is all about. It wanders through the Black Cypress-Tupelo Gum swamp to a look out over Lake Bienvenue. It's a short, well-maintained board-walk trail packed with lots of eye candy. I was shocked when a small alligator splashed into the water below me. A Great Egret was playing hide and seek with me. There were cypress knees by the hundreds. All kinds of flying things were scooting about.

One of the things that focused by attention was a group of Swamp Lilies. This was the best of the group. You can see the water drops still sitting on the petals from the last squall that past through.

I packed things up as soon as the drizzle stoppped and headed home to New Orleans.

--steve buser

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Non-nuisance nutria

This nutria was very camera shy. He did not want his picture taken. Everyti me I aimed at him from up on the boardwalk at Lafreniere Park, he swam the other way. But I kept walking up and down to get in front of him for the shot. Finally he stopped and poked out of the water as if to say "Okay hurry up and get your picture and get out of here."

He was looking for food, but apparently got fed up with the many slices of bread (see the upper left) that class full of children had been throwing into the water until they got tired of it too.

The nutria is a semi-aquatic species native to South America but imported earlier in the last century into Louisiana for the fur farming trade. They are a nuisance to other farmers and wildlife habitats. In 2005, Louisiana started a bounty program to reduce their numbers.

This park in Metairie with its wildlife area in the center has what appears to be dozens of the rodent relatives. Kids love to watch them.

--steve buser

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

If it feels good, scratch it.

Sometimes you've got an itch so bad you forget you're having a really bad hair day. Right? This Snowy Egret shows how its knees are build so that it can get its feet and claws up by the neck and face when needed. They spend a lot of time grooming themselves and picking off bugs and clingy things.

This is at the rookery at Audubon Park -- an island in the center of the lagoon that wraps around much of the golf course. It's a little late in the summer so there are fewer nests and herons and egrets at the rookery. Much of the top of the tree has been abandoned for the lower and shadier spots. But there are still some birds making preparations to expand their family. A blue heron kept flying past me the other day with twigs and small branches..

--steve buser

Monday, August 4, 2008

The white of night

White Linen Night brought out the crowds to Julia Street in the Arts District of New Orleans this weekend, and the weather cooperated -- it was a night for anything that wasn't light and built for heat. Even after the event was over the heat index at 10 p.m was 100 degrees.

The event features bands and open house about about 17 local galleries, although galleries on side streets opened to catch some of the crowd.

This event captures the essence of Southern culture.

--steve buser

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Short friendship

What happened was, I was shooting birds across the lagoon on the island in Audubon Park. I went to wipe some dust off my lens and saw my friend here about 8 feet away.

He was okay with me being there as long as I wasn't looking at him. ( I guess he thought he was invisible). So I turned around and inched several little bitty steps toward him. He stood tense, but didn't move. I turned around and set down facing along the shore line. Then I slowly turned around in his direction to start shooting.

I popped of several shots and then got a little more brave -- leaning toward him for a close up. He posed for about three shots before he decided I had had enough and edged toward the water one foot at a time. When I leaned further toward him he slid quickly in the water.

Strangely enough he stayed about 8 feet out for a few minutes checking me out.

-- steve buser

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Rolling on the River

While my daughter's family was in town last week, we went on a tour of the Mississippi River on the steamboat Natchez. It was a hot day, but if you moved around you could find a spot where the wind was blowing enough to make you comfortable. The scenery was great. The out-of-towners seemed impressed with all the ship and barge traffic on the river.

On the left is grandson Sullivan with his back to us. Aaron is the white shirt, holding Sophie, and Vicky is on the right.

The cake? Sullivan made a friend of a young lady celebrating her birthday. She and her mom stopped by to give Sophie and Sullivan a piece of cake.

-- steve buser

Update on yesterday's post. The paper said there were 2200 people working on the clean up. The lifting of the barge got a set back. They were welding large steel plates and hooks on the barge so they could use a crane to lift it straight up. But rain storm came in and they had to call off the welding for the day.

Friday, August 1, 2008

End Up -- Theme Day

Today is the first-of-the-month "Theme Day" on many City Daily Photo Blogs. Today 's theme is metal. And there is one piece of metal that has all of New Orleans talking. It's this barge that was struck by a ship. It sunk and spilled a lot of oil. That caused the river to be shut down -- dozens of ships were held up for days -- some in port, some waiting to come into port. Then just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, workers started to get the barge ready to lift it out. But it started leaking again.

Here the salvage crews works out plans to get the barge up and keep the oil spill to a minimum.

Down stream, dozens of boats pushed booms around to soak up the oil. This was a massive cleanup effort.

-- steve buser

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Here are the blogs that are participating. You'll enjoy browsing through a few of them:
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