Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Orleans from a different point of view

This is the view of the New Orleans Central Business District from the top of the Tulane Medical Center Parking garage -- eight stories above the street I think.  The shot is looking west.  I was enjoying this different view of the city.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mississippi River is imagination highway

The Carnival Cruise Line ship gets the right of way as it heads out of dock and heads from New Orleans downstream on the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and days of fun and leisure.  The Canal Street Ferry waits its turn to pass behind the huge ship.

Summer splash is upon us

Summer could make a real splash with kids at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, if this is any indication. The young water lover is running through the spray tunnel at the zoo's Splash Park.  We were there with our grandkids for the fun.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Orleans Rock Fish

This has to be the ugliest fish in the world.  It is from the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. We were visiting this favorite tourist spot with our grandchildren this weekend.  I suppose they call it a Rock Fish -- I didn't read the label.  The Aquarium is at the foot of Canal Street by the Mississippi River Ferry dock.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Young egrets fight for food rights

Who to feed first?  Young egrets with hungry mouths present a real problem for mom.  "Settle down or nobody will get fed."  Yeah, right. That line doesn't work any better in the bird world that in the human domain.   This photo is from a set  shot at Audubon Park a few years ago. They were hidden on an old drive I had used in a while. I though I would do a few days series on them.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

T-ballers lose interest to sandlot sketches

Pow wow at first base

It is our grandchild, Sophie, with her first season of t-ball.  She was able to hit the ball and then get on base.  However, that's where her interest waned. The first baseman joined in the fray.  I want to guess they are posting on their own brand of social media.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Did a ball go by here?

It's the first year of t-ball for our granddaughter Sophie. Standing in the outfield waiting for action to happen within five feet of her is not her style.  So anything for a distraction.  In this case, it appears to be contagious.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Egret shows mating signs

This is a photo from a few years ago.  Notice the green around the egret's eyes-- it appears when they are in mating.  Also notice the showy feathers -- another mating sign.  The photo is from the lagoon island in Audubon Park, New Orleans, LA