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Thursday, October 16, 2008

City Park, Oct. 13th


A sculpture outside of the New Orleans Museum of Art.


Charles & a live oak tree.



25 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Loved the swan dance we saw. Lovely and weird.

Miladysa said...

It's like taking a little journey with you.

Thanks :D

ChrisEldin said...

What kind of tree is that? It's awesome!!! Can you climb on it? Is the wood strong enough?

LOVE these pictures!!

roadgurl5 said...

Those swan shots are amazing! Very nice. BTW, Lana, the name of the purple flower you saw on my blog is the Princess flower (Tibouchina Urvilleana).

bernie kasper said...

Great shots, that statue is amazing, what is it of ?

Tootie said...

Nice photos and I enjoyed the swan vido too. That huge tree is awesome!

Lana Gramlich said...

charles; The swan dance was like you, but less lovely.

miladysa; No, thank YOU for coming along. :)

chris; Thank you. :) That's a live oak tree. They're all over down here & that's not the largest one I've seen. Yes, they're good & sturdy/climb-able. Quite often the limbs drop right down to the ground, so you can practically walk up them.

roadgurl5; Thanks! The princess flower...how appropriate!

bernie; Thanks. The statue/sculpture is in the courtyard of the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is always closed whenever I go near it. *LOL* It's behind a locked gate, so this is as close as I ever get.

tootie; Thank you kindly. :)

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Everybody putting up swans on the web this week.

Just came to yours after looking at Sienna's (Pam's) in Australia.

The amazing thing is their similarity.

They look the same in Astralio or New Orleans.

That flashing of red across the beak. Sort of military.

Looks even cooler on a black swan.

earthlingorgeous said...

Well hello fellow BC'er! I love the swans shot! Thanks for dropping by my page!

laughingwolf said...

love that tree! marvy!

charles is kinda cute, in his own way, too :P lol

neat pics as always, lana :)

Donnetta Lee said...

Love the clouds in the sky. All are good, though. You have a good "eye." D

Lana Gramlich said...

ivan; Evidently the black swans are native to Australia, but have been shipped elsewhere (like New Orleans,) for aesthetic reasons. I'm just glad to have the opportunity to see them, even if they're not "from around here."

earthlingorgeous; NP! Thanks for coming back to mine. ;) *L*

laughingwolf; Thank you. :) Charles is very good about me putting him into shots for scale. He deserves a medal.

donnetta; Thanks, hon! I appreciate it. :)

Steve Malley said...

Thanks for taking us along with you on these lovely walks and outings! You're the best!

Virtual Voyage said...

These are beautiful - love the black swans. Only see them infrequently here.

Lana Gramlich said...

steve; My pleasure, always. :)

julie; They're somewhat infrequent here, too, which is why it was such a joy to see them!

Rob said...

Very nice, Lana. I'm a big fan of City Park. The swans are tyrants. They run the ponds with iron fists. :)

Lana Gramlich said...

rob; Thank you. :) I had to laugh at this pair of swans. They clearly expected that we'd brought them bread or popcorn & came right over. When we didn't give them anything, they started this funky display/honking thing (they seemed to be "singing for their supper.") When we still didn't give them anything, they finally turned tail & left.

Travis said...

I love that oak tree.

Lana Gramlich said...

travis; So do I! Live oaks are all over down here. They're also their own ecosystems, with plants growing on them, insects, lizards & birds thriving on them, etc., etc. Just fascinating. :)

Free Music said...

love the swan dance

Lana Gramlich said...

free music; Unfortunately I only caught the tail end of it. They did a lot more before that point. Quite active & expressive!

Natural said...

the swans are beautiful. i really love the black ones. i have never seen them that color before.

Lana Gramlich said...

nw; Thanks. The black swans are native to Australia, but some have been imported to other areas for aesthetic purposes.

Punam said...

They are beautiful, the swans.. I love swans a lot. They are very beautiful creatures, so graceful & lovely.

Lana Gramlich said...

punam; Thanks. I agree about swans.

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