Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Flags"~Sunday Stills Challenge 091910





























Oh, boy, Ed! You sure did it this time! I had to completely search our archives for this week's challenge! Hubby, our daughter, and I visited New Orleans in 2004 (before Katrina) over the Thanksgiving break. Our daughter and I have a 5 day break at that time and she bought us round trip airline tickets, so off we went. We did see many interesting flags there and I've posted some photos of the ones we saw. Enjoy your virtual trip of New Orleans! We would all LOVE to return someday. Now, let me explain the photos. The top two pictures were from the World War II museum, showing some of the rifles both the United States and Japan used during World War II. If you ever get to New Orleans, please take the time to visit this museum. It is INCREDIBLE! My dad fought in WWII, in the Pacific Arena, and for me, this was extremely interesting and intense. The next few photos show the river boat, the Natchez. She has a sister ship, the Creole Queen, which passed us by on our return. As a Southern Californian, who is used to ocean waves, it was eerie riding around the Mississippi River, which is calm. And, the river boats have no ...(words fail me...) curvature. I mean, they are FLAT! So unusual!!! I was sure a wave was going to come and sweep over the bottom of the boat, but that didn't happen. So, that was a learning experience for me. And, the bottom ones show the French Quarter all decked out right before the Christmas holidays. I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of our visit to New Orleans in 2004. Sunday Stills Challenge "flags" for September 19, 2010.

3 comments:

dibear said...

I would say you did a super job of getting flag shots. I enjoyed them all. :)

Shirley said...

Love the first two, and thanks for the tour.

~Cheryl said...

Wonderful series of photos! Great variety and a great location.