Sunday, July 30, 2006

'Papa' Hemingway look-alike contest

(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout/Reuters)
Chris Storm of Amarillo, Texas (C), winner of the 2006 'Papa' Hemingway look-alike contest, is congratulated by former look-alike winners, in Key West, Florida July 22, 2006. Storm, a Texas commercial real estate developer, won Florida's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition rocking the house at Sloppy Joe's, the writer's favourite Key West drinking hole, with new lyrics to an American country crooner's tune. Picture taken July 22, 2006.

Tunnel syndrome

A woman looks at a tunnel made out of books during the "Diversity of Taiwan 2006" exhibition in Taipei. (AFP/Sam Yeh)

Friday, July 28, 2006

'Candela 5 and Candela 6'

A visitor looks at 'Candela 5 and Candela 6', an off-site light sculpture installation made of fluorescent plastic bottles by artist David Batchelor, at the Old Royal High School in Edinburgh, Scotland July 27, 2006. The Edinburgh Art Festival runs from July 27 to September 3. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

My Beardie, Miller

Miller loves to pose for photos. Isn't she lovely?

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Blue Lake

by D. Bowden
watercolor - 2006

Blue Dancers

by Edgar Degas
canvas size 25.5" x 25.5" (65 x 65cm)

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Valkyrie's Vigil

Edward Robert Hughes
16" X 24.5" print on canvas
The Valkyries' purpose was to 
choose the most heroic of those
who died in battle and take them
to Valhalla.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Tiger in the Wild

(AP Photo/World Wildlife Fund, HO)
In this undated photo released by the World Wildlife Fund, a Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is captured by a trap camera in Riau, Indonesia. Tiger habitats have shrunk by 40 percent in the past decade and their survival depends on boosting protection of key ranges, cracking down on poaching and working to reduce conflicts with humans, according to a study released Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Kaleh Fishing

This is my little great-niece, Kaleh who will be
moving far away to Alaska soon with her family.

Gustav Klimt's "Adele Bloch-Bauer 1"

Monday, July 17, 2006

Full Moon Rising

(AFP/Denis Sinyakov)
The full moon rising over a
monument at the Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Lighthouse, Pier and Sailboats in Michigan

by D. Bowden
This is one of my early attempts at watercolor on paper.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Chicago "bean"

The official name for Anish Kapoor's new 110-ton stainless steel sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park is Cloud Gate, but that name is already being supplanted by references to "The Bean" - Chicagoan's fond nickname referring to the work's unique shape. Originally intended to be assembled offsite and shipped to Chicago in finished form, this soon proved impracticable, and residents were able to actually watch the progress of the work's fabrication.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Cat eyes fish

by Jeff Bowden
Pastel on paper -- 18"x24"

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Buckingham Fountain - Grant Park, Chicago

Chicago - My Hometown

I was born and raised in this great city. Though I now reside in suburbia, I still consider Chicago to be home sweet home. There's no place like it.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

(AP Photo / Xinhua, Chen Xie)
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency June 30, 2006 shows, a train runs along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the section of Golmud, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The whole line of the newly completed Qinghai-Tibet railway, the highest railroad in the world, is due to open to traffic on July 1, 2006.

Mouse gets a lift

This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! A mouse rides on the back of a frog in floodwaters in the northern Indian city Lucknow June 30, 2006.

Flamingo mom and chick

(AP Photo/The San Diego Zoo, Ken Bohn)

In a photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, one of nine Caribbean flamingo chicks is looked after by an adult, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in San Diego. The recently-hatched chicks may soon have company. With several more eggs on the conical nests, zookeepers are hoping more of the downy gray chicks will soon join the flock. Both male and female flamingos sit on the nests and raise and feed the young birds.