Sunday, September 27, 2009

What a lily..

This water lily was at the City of Gonzalez Jambalaya Park.   We went there today to take our grandchildren to the Splash Pad.  This lilly was in the fish pond in front of the splash area.  I applied a watercolor filter to the shot to give a painting effect.

O, yeah,  the kids had a great time dashing and getting splashed.

-- steve buser

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bitty Bee Bib Needed

Someone needs to invent a Bee bib.  If you going to stick your face down into a flower, you're going to get pollen all over the fine hairs on your back.  This bee at the Nature Center in Mandeville demonstrates the problem.  What we need is a volunteer inventor ( I doubt if there is any money to be made) .  Any takes?
--steve buser

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shake your claw, feller

This fellow was at the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. I had a sneaking suspicion that he was holding out his claws to shake hands. Thanks, but no thanks.
--steve buser

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Garnish Grows near Gargoyle Guards

Built in 1871, the magnificient St. Stephen's Catholic Church on Napoleon Avenue in New Orleans is adorned near the top with these gargoyle guards. Originally gargoyles on churches were for water runoff spouts. I don't think these serve that purpose.

Notice the green plan growing on the left of this 40-some-odd high creatures. On the right, and even on the top, if you look closely, you can see some new sprouts, trying to get hold. They are totally white, which to me, does not signify they have got a good lease on life yet.

--steve buser
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aerial assaulters

I was getting read to delete this photo when I saw the sing. Manatee area? Mandeville? Times have surely changed. When I was a young man living in Mandeville, you could hardly get the courage up to swim in Lake Pontchartrain.
To me this shows what we can do when pay respect to our environment.

Now, what to do about those Manatee hunting gulls?
--steve buser

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