Sunday, December 28, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Battle at the Bird Bath

Harley was just minding his own business and enjoying the nice weather. The bird bath seems to be his favorite spot under the trees at my sister's.



Suddenly, his peace was shattered by the yaps of Scrappy, a neighbor's dog. The battle was on!


Harley climbed up the tree and Scrappy went home.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hurricane Ike's Long Reach

Thursday, Mississippi was affected by Hurricane Ike. We started to get a storm surge. Friday, even though Hurricane Ike was to our southwest, the flooding was worse. Below, are some pictures from Friday.

Shrimp and other boats seek safe harbor on Biloxi's Back Bay.


Some seek safe harbor in places like D'Iberville's Small Craft harbor. After I took this picture, the water rose another 1-2 feet before beginning to recede.


The piers and docks at D'iberville's Small Craft were covered with water.


Pelicans and other birds took advantage of the plentiful fish that came in with the water on Biloxi's Back Bay.


Pelicans catch the fish by diving head first in the water. I was lucky to get this shot just as the head went underwater. It did get the fish.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Caspian Tern?



I believe this is a very young Caspian Tern.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Birds on a Wire



I inverted the color image. It makes the silhouettes of the birds stand out much more. They are swallows.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Flutters By

A pipevine swallow tailed butterfly I spied on my lunch break.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lines



There's a stark beauty in the lines on the face of a person who has seen seven decades,

Friday, June 13, 2008

Bayou Babes

All of these were taken the James Hill Bayou Walk in Gulfport. There are piers and walkways that allow you to meander through a portion of Bayou Bernard.

A nutria was showing her two babies proper etiquette while eating:



This sharp-tailed sparrow seemed like it was trying to distract me from a nest that may have been close by. There are only two types of sparrows that make marshy areas their home: The sharp-tailed sparrow and the seaside sparrow.



I took this shot of a very young heron from one of the piers. This section of the pier is about 7 feet above the bayou.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Regeneration



For the past few months, the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor is being rebuilt. Hurricane Katrina damaged everything from the concrete walkways to boat slips. The old slips have been torn down. The concrete walkways have been replaced. New electrical conduits are going in and as seen from this photo, the electrical stations are being built higher.

From the stage of the work I've seen, I'm hopeful that by the end of this year, the Small Craft Harbor will once again have pretty boats for me to photograph.

Biloxi is rebuilding the small craft harbor but hasn't rebuilt any of the public piers. Gulfport has rebuilt all the its public piers and is just starting on the dredging work for its small craft harbor.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Shasta Daisies

Taken from my garden just after a rain shower.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Generations



The smoothness of the baby's contrasts with his grandmother's.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Smokin the Sound - 2008

The power boat races were held today. The boats can kick up a nice spray of water that smokes the coast.





Below is the AME power boat.



Number 28!



The Grimaldi Team boat and the Mercury boat put up a good race.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Before Its Time



Many trees still stand even though Hurricane Katrina's winds or storm surge likked them.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008