Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Jack-o-lanterns galore!

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I don't know where this is or who took the photo, but it caught my attention while browsing for images of something else.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Ocean City at end of summer

By D. Bowden

Ocean City Beach on a cloudy day in September

Photo by: D. Bowden

Golden Pheasant

Saw one of these Golden Pheasants at a petting zoo
I was at with my sister and her little grandson.

Here is what this magnificent creature that I saw had to live in.
Set it free! Poor thing!
Top photo from Wikipedia
Bottom photo by D. Bowden

Thursday, October 26, 2006

October Gold

John Atkinson Grimshaw - 37.5x29.5"

Doggie, the cat

I have had my daughter's cat now for a couple of months while she is out of town. She is a pretty cat, and very sweet and affectionate. Too bad I am allergic to her.

A hiker rests . . .

. . .near a small lake in the Swiss Alps near Stels, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006. Tourists enjoy the unusual warm and sunny autumn weather in Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Arno Balzarini)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Golden reflections

A view of the illuminated Golden temple in the holy city of Amritsar on the eve of the Indian festival of Diwali. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Fluid motion

(AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
Dancers from the Dance China NY perform during a dress rehearsal at the New York City Center, for the show " One World : A spectacular Global Celebration" Career Transition For Dancers 21st Anniversary Jubilee.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Chicago River - North Branch at Sunset

Chicago River

Photo: D Bowden
Whether you're a serious student of architecture, a visitors to Chicago or a Chicagoan wanting to have a better understanding of the city, the Chicago River Architecture tour appeals to all levels of interest. Wendella Boat Lines offers a 60-minute tour for about $20 and you won't be disappointed.

No pictures, please

Giant Panda Tian Tian is seen sleeping in a tree in his enclosure during the press preview of the new Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat and Asia Trail at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. (AFP/Karen Bleier)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Works by Avtandil

LINK: AVTANDIL — Russian artist, Avtandil is equally accomplished as a painter (religious art, sculpture, monumental representation, and much more) and a graphic artist (working both in theater and motion pictures). He worked as a theater set designer for the State Marionette Theatre of Georgia and, in 1989, received with his wife Ketevan first prize for stage design at the International Theater Festival in Hungary. Avtandil is an accomplished master of motion picture animation working as head designer for such films as "Family" and "Waiting," produced in Georgia; he also served as a poster designer for a film distribution company.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

An Israeli girl floats in a pool of tomatoes

during a tomato festival in the southern Israeli village of Yevul, next to the Egyptian border, on Oct. 12. The two-day annual tomato festival takes place during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
(AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Pumpkin Boat Regatta

J.R. Hildebrandt (left) heads for the finish line to win the first Giant Pumpkin Boat Regatta at the Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest at Riverside Park in Nekoosa, Wis., on Sunday,Oct 9, 2006.
(AP photo by Doug Alft)

Autumn Rain in Moscow


Thursday, October 12, 2006

thirsty little fella

(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A rhesus monkey drinks from a water tap in the outskirts of Jammu, India, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006. Wild life week is celebrated in India from October 2 to 8.

Stormy Acropolis

(AFP/Aris Messinis)
The ancient Greek Parthenon temple, atop the Acropolis hill overlooking Athens, is framed by lightning bolts during a thunderstorm that broke out in the Greek capital.

Edible dress, made of 1,500 cream puffs

Save money by combining wedding dress and reception dessert!

Baker Valentyn Shtefano and his bride Viktoriya show off her wedding gown, which Shtefano made out of flour, eggs, sugar and caramel in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod in Aug. 27, 2006. The edible dress, made of 1,500 cream puffs and weighing in at 20 pounds (9 kilograms), took the 28-year-old baker two months to make.

Happy Birthday to my hubby!

51 years-old today and still plays full-court basketball. He wants either a German chocolate cake, or a banana creme pie. Both are two of his favorites.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Children play with tyres

Children play with tyres during sunset on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, October 4, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore (INDIA)

Bear rides a motorcycle on a high-wire while carrying a stuntwoman

A bear rides a motorcycle on a high-wire while carrying a stuntwoman below during a show at the Animal Games in a wildlife park in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006. The show was one of many events held to attract visitors to the park during the week-long National Day holiday. (AP Photo/EyePress)