A sampling of my photographs, mixings of my words, thoughts and images from my travels.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The South (New Orleans, Mississippi and Louisiana)
The City of New Orleans skyline shines over Lake Pontchartrain as viewed from Slidell, MS. A pelican enjoys the final moments of daylight while 'NOLA' prepares for night festivities. This view provides a breathtaking view of the cities elevation.
In addition to the traditional Bourbon Street experience, New Orleans also shows signs of improvement and rebuilding after hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005. The Lower 9th Ward has largely been cleaned up, houses painted and grass cut. Still other homes sit vacant as do FEMA trailers, still unoccupied after 6 years.
Mississippi culture, past and present, reflect upon its shaky past. Signs of seggregation are largely gone but its cash crop (cotton) are in abundance. A few stray alligators make rare appearances alongside rural US highways but are not common.
A lone cemetary sits in the middle of a field near Maple Grove, Ohio.
A barn sits silently northeast of Louisville, Lentucky.
Frank and Teressa's Anchor Bar
Buffalo, New York, the home of the Original Buffalo style chicken wing sits at the corner of Main Street and E North Street.
Cadillac Ranch Amarillo, Texas
West of Amarillo, Texas off I-40 sits the Cadillac Ranch, a tribute to some of Detroits finest.
LIKE A ROCK!
Posing in front of our new Chevrolet Silverado during a torrential rain storm.
An old bicycle rests outside an abandoned building at East Jordan, MI
Spinning in Space
The earth is at a constant rotation and never stops. As viewed from North Findlay, Ohio, the earth shows its' motion under clear skies.
Todays forecast; 88 degrees with snow
Snow covers the tops of mountains north of Nipton, California while ground temperatures are near 88 degrees, at 1PM.
The Mojave Desert occupies over 22,000 square miles of the southwestern United States. It is a typical Basin and Range topography, as witnessed from Ivanpah, California. Looking northwest up Ivanpah Road, the basins and ranges are clearly visible.
Valley of Fire
A road passes through the Valley of Fire State Park, located north east of Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2006.
Waiting on a Friend
An unsuspecting passenger awaits the arrival of the next train from Chicago, IL on a cold Thanksgiving evening. The train is operated by the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad. Photographed at the tiny depot at Beverly Shores, Indiana, November 2006.
"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind." ~John F. Kennedy, 1961 Photographed in Teutopolis, Illinois, April 2008.
Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, accepts the oath of office on the steps of the capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 1, 2007. Jennifer is serving her second term as governor of the state of Michigan.
The Cowboy Way
Cowboy boots, leather straps, a horse and spurs are all that's needed at the Muleshoe Roping Club at Muleshoe, Texas. May 2008.
Bumble Bee Buzzz
A Bumble Bee goes about his chores on our Japanese Barberry bush. May 2008, northern Michigan.
A light water vapor falls through our backyard flower garden, August 2005.
A severe thunderstorn has brewed over central Kansas and is now unleashing its fury in downtown Kansas City, MO. April 2008.
License Plate Collection
Located near Hope, Arkansas 2007
Standing Out Amongst Others
Many birds of a single feather do not distract Seagull from taking a break in the upper Mississippi River valley near Bettendorf, Iowa.
High Falls District
Evening sets in Rochester, New York. Earlier in the day, bird watchers gathered to view Falcons fly over the falls. August 2006.
Children of the Mud
Two young children splash in a puddle of mud after a recent rain-storm in a non-prudent manner in Streator, Illinois, April 2008.