Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Belugas

(AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Santa Belugas : White Belugas, wearing Santa hats pose with a trainer during a new Christmas show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, in Kanagawa prefecture.

"Romantic Feelings"


Workers make a snow sculpture "Romantic Feelings" in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, December 16, 2007. The sculpture will debut at the 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo which starts from December 20, at the Sun Island Scenic Area in Harbin, local media said. Picture taken December 16, 2007.


A man lights a cigarette in front of a giant lantern during the Christmas Lantern Festival in San Fernando, Pampanga, north of Manila December 15, 2007. The lantern festival is held annually by the local government to promote and attract local and foreign tourists. Each lantern, which took two months to prepare by at least 20 people, has more than 3,000 bulbs and measures 20 feet (6 m) in diameter.

Santa goes swimming

(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

A man dressing as Santa Claus frolics in the sea during the 63nd Christmas bathe in Nice, southern France, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. 250 swimmers took part to the bathe. The water was 15 degrees Celsius, 59 Fahrenheit.


(AFP/Adrian Dennis)

Hanging out : A Blue Tit hangs from a branch awaiting its turn on a bird feeder in forestry commission land near Minley Manor, Farnborough, some 40 miles west of London.

Shadow Dancing

AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

Temple of Poseidon

(AP Photo/Frank Hormann)

Sculptor Tolek Zen from Poland works at his sculpture entitled 'Temple of Poseidon' in Roevershagen, northern Germany, Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.

Potato Tree

REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (PERU)

Students stand next to a Christmas tree made of potatoes at a local institute in Lima December 4, 2007. Students made the tree using 98kg (216 lbs) of potatoes and 18 varieties.

Monday, November 05, 2007

My daughter Mary

My daughter, Mary went dressed as Leeloo from Fifth Element this Halloween. She used conduit tape she bought at Home Depot! Halloween is her favorite holiday.

Water drops on a spider web

Water drops hang in a spider web on a foggy morning in Frankfurt, central Germany, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Autumn reflection

An autumn coloured forest is reflected on the lake of Viacha outside Minsk. (AFP/Viktor Drachev)

Boathouse in Germany

A boathouse is mirrored in the Lake Max Eyth in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. November started with a bright sunny day in southern Germany. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

Moon and mountain

Glacier moon : The moon is seen above the "Feegletscher" (Fairy Glacier) near the ski resort of Saas-Fee. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Green glass art

At first I thought this was something under a microscope!

This is a work of glass art by artist Dale Chihuly at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh as a part of the Chihuly at Phipps gardens and art exhibit on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Sky on fire

An old farming hay boom is silhouetted by the sky Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2007, sunrise south of Nampa, Idaho. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Mike Vogt)

Red-feathery model

A model presents a creation by Nicola Le Cauchios of France during a fashion show in Budapest October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai (HUNGARY)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


A girl makes a pigtail to another girl against the sunset in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh July 30, 2007.

Dancers in Bogota

(AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)
Women dance in the streets during a carnival parade in Bogota, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. Thousands of people take part in the carnival festivities during a celebrating marking the 469th anniversary of Bogota's foundation.

Swimming in a sea of feathers

(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
A duck swims in a sea of feathers dropped from molting geese and ducks that have taken up residence around the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Washington.

exotic dance

REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla (SPAIN)
Dancers perform an exotic dance during the 13th Moorish Games of Aben Humeya in Purchena, southeast Spain late August 5, 2007. The games is a competition of medieval sports and exotic dancing.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Neon cheers

(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
A Taiwanese model displays fluorescent lipstick and drinks made by fluorescent protein during the Bio Taiwan Exhibition, Thursday, July 26, 2007, in Taipei, Taiwan. The fluorescent protein is multi-application and extracted from algae.

Water babe

(AP Photo/The Boomerang, AAron Ontiveroz)
Zane Tillman, 4, cools off beneath the water's surface at the Laramie Rec Center outdoor swimming pool, Tuesday afternoon, July 24, 2007, in Laramie, Wyo.

Hanging balloons

Artists perform hanging from balloons as they float over Piazza del Popolo during a light show in downtown Rome July 21, 2007.

Human goldfish

(AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)
Swimmers perform like gold fish in a large fish tank during a preview of the Muscle Musical at a Toyko theater.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Purple Iris

Photo by D. Bowden


Photo by Mary Bowden


Photo by Mary Bowden

You lookin' at me?

Photo by Mary Bowden

Friday, June 15, 2007

Light style

(AFP/Sam Yeh)
Two Taiwanese models demonstrate their LED
light clothing during a photonics festival in Taipei.

Casting into the Missouri River

(AP Photo/Great Falls Tribune, Robin Loznak)
Trakker Koon, 6, stands on a rock as he casts into the Missouri River near Great Falls, Mont., while fishing with brother and father on Tuesday, June 12, 2007.

Kiev Pigeons

(AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
Pigeons besiege an elderly man passing in front of the Soviet era Monument of Russia-Ukrainian friendship in Kiev.

Gators on the Yangtze

Yangtze alligators swim in a lake at the Chinese Alligator Propagation Research Center in Xuancheng, east China's Anhui province, June 12, 2007. Chinese experts have warned that inbreeding could harm efforts to save the country's endangered Yangtze alligator, already decimated by environmental pollution in its native habitat, state media reported.

Fishermen at sunset

Fishermen haul in their nets at sunset in Gagra, a town in the Georgian break-away region of Abkhazia, June 7, 2007. Picture taken June 7, 2007.

Jimmy Hendrix light sculpture

(AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok)
A newly-erected sculpture of Jimi Hendrix on the site of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight, England, Thursday June 7, 2007. The Isle of Wight Festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

Poppies and purple flowers

Photo by D. Bowden
Taken at Thomas Jefferson's garden walkway, Monticello Virginia


REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY)
Poppies are pictured on a sunny day in a field near Olching, around 25km (17 miles) west of Munich

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grand Canary Island fountain

Photo by my friend, Susanne Windebo


artist unknown (If anyone knows who did this, please leave a comment and let me know.)

President James Monroe grave

By D. Bowden
June 2007

Sunrise on the highway

Photo by D Bowden
Somewhere in Indiana, June 2007

Mount Vernon, front view

Photo by D Bowden
June 2007

George Washington's Conservatory, Mount Vernon

Photo by D. Bowden
June 2007

Virginia state capitol building, Richmond

Photo by D. Bowden

Bell Flowers

Photo by D Bowden
June 2007 at George Washington's gardens, Mount Vernon

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Jumala sunset

(AFP/Janek Skarzynski)
Swans fly over the Baltic sea during a sunset in Jurmala, near Riga.

Tiger swimming

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Odin, a five-year-old, 445 pound white Bengal tiger dives for a piece of meat during a performance at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Odin was born at the park and was hand raised.

Fireworks over Moscow

REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA)

White peacock

(AFP/Noah Seelam)
White peacock : A white peacock opens its feathers at its cage in the Nehru Zoological park in Hyderabad.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Brigantine beach at dusk

I love it here . . .Photo by D. Bowden