Thursday, December 19, 2013

More Randomosity

Another Delete Party where I rediscover shots I had forgotten about. My life is just so exciting right now!! Woot! Warning: this post has pantyhose in it and I also profess to want a pair. And I hate—nay—DETEST, pantyhose. One of my more eclectic posts, to say the least.
Mockingbird with bug, 3/31/13

A snake wrapped around a tree at Bluebonnet Swamp, 4/7/13

This mama bird attempted to feed the baby bird several times; each time she took her beak out with the seed still there.

Finally, the baby had enough and flew off. He was all, "Oh, forGET you!"
The mom was like, "What'd I do?? Come back here Junior!"
April, 2013
A box turtle, perhaps?
Bluebonnet Swamp, April 2

Huey P. Long monument facing the Capitol, April
Huey P. Long (former Governor and U.S. Senator) is buried underneath.

Relief on west side - Long meeting with architects, laborers and craftsmen constructing
the Louisiana State Capitol.

Indigo bunting at Bluebonnet Swamp in April

Fleur de lis stockings in a store window in the French Quarter.  I want a pair! Wait, what?!

This looks like some type of ornamental ginger or lily. Anyone?

30 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the bird feeding shot and the snake!

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at the fleur de lis hose! that is SO you - and yet, so NOT! :) i've not worn pantyhose in, um, wow...

love the snake shot and the turtle, too.

Stephanie said...

haha... I am laughing with TexWisGirl too :) But I will say, I want a pair as well! Gail, your pictures (like always) are phenomenal! That snake is....creepy, but an amazing shot, and the mama bird feeding Junior is incredible. How do you so it? How do you always take such fantastic photos? Hugs to you!

ladyfi said...

Ha ha ha - love the mama bird feeding its young.

don said...

A fine, varied series that is very attractive. You got your action shots that are prime catches!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Ok, Gail, hold on, there are beige/tan tights out there in the pattern of a fleur de lis and they are still on the manikin? huh? When didn't you rip those off of that dummy and mail them to moi? why not?

Oh they are so coooooooooooooool.

and ...I also love the baby bird/momma bird scenarios. hahahaha

the snake... ?, we won't even discuss.

stiefbeen said...

ja het voederen van de vogel is mooi maar de slang ook.

hootnonny said...

What? Fleur de lis panty hose!

A new friend of mine is a retired French teacher, and she has a big collection of Fleur de lis. I told her about you!

Kerry said...

Spectacular photos Gail. Holy cow. That SNAKE is a piece of art. They all are.

Ha. I just yesterday threw out a handful of pantyhose that I bet were 10 years old. I can't stand them, but don't want to re-buy them so I just kept those...and kept them... until it dawned on me that the ONLY thing they were good for would be to make ugly little soft sculptures. So I tossed them. And now have a terrible urge to dig them out of the trash and make some ugly little soft sculptures.

Evelyn S. said...

Hey...I still wear pantyhose with skirts....well, opaque black ones during the winter months. Love them! For me, the option is not pretty. We had a skiff of snow last night, so seeing your colorful flowers is a shock today!

Anita Johnson said...

Random and Beautiful! I'll pass on the pantyhose, it has been many years since I wore them too!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The mockingbird shot is beautiful! I enjoyed the mini-series between the mama and her young. The composition of the photo of the west side of the monument against the perfect blue sky is gorgeous.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely images. If I wore skirts,I would almost want a pair go those pantyhose,but no one would notice under slacks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goal in life is to take nature pictures half as beautiful as the ones you are going to delete. I want to know where you want to go with those fishnet stockings ;>)!

eileeninmd said...

Gail, I always enjoy your photos. The baby bird being fed is an adorable shot! And the sky shots are fabulous! Lovely series, have a great evening!

Hilary said...

Another fine series. I absolutely love the images of mama and baby bird.. and your accompanying dialogue. Perfect.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful series.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hahahaha, yup, those tights and my shoes would go great together!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Pantyhose, even pretty ones, are an instrument of torture devised by the devil! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Anvilcloud said...

My goodness, Mr Long is certainly well buried.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh Gail...this post is just like, well, "the best of 2013"!! Remarkable images.

Happy Christmas

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That snake pic is awesome! And I love the Indigo Bunting. I hope you have the Merriest of Christmases! :)

Barbara Shallue said...

I hate pantyhose, too, but I confess I'd like a pair of those, and I'm not even from Louisiana! Beautiful shots. I hope I see an indigo bunting this year.

Betty Manousos said...

super!!!
great work!
xo

Pallavi said...

Beautiful pictures Gail :) I loved the one where the mama bird was trying to take out the seed from the baby's mouth :)

What Karen Sees said...

Beautiful photography, but I really had to laugh at the panty hose. Reminds me of a test question in school where you have to pick the object that doesn't belong!! Also, I could really be jealous of the greenery, flowers and wild life I'm not seeing this time of year! Have a Merry Christmas!

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures. I liked the feeding capture very much.

Donna said...

Love this post...what fun!

Donna said...

Love this post...what fun!

Helma said...

Hahaha Hahaha .... great that warning drill pantyhose * lol *.
But your other pictures are really back pictures to see. Beautiful birds and tender moments :-)