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The Naked in a Train expedition visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Here are a few photos from that adventure.


 This little fishy seemed to like having its picture taken.
  

 Taking photos in an aquarium always presents challenges: white balance, focus. lighting, and crowds to mention a few.
  
 Not the best picture, but if you look closely you can see the teeth in this piranhas mouth.
   
 I really liked the white catfish.
 
 The ever popular shark.
   
I'll post a few more from the aquarium in the next day or so.
  
Carly posted some thought provoking pictures.
    
  
   

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
~Lao Tzu
 
   
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Alan Watts 

Carly posted some thought provoking pictures.
    
   
  

Late Night Snack

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This raccoon stopped by my brother's house for a little cat food.


 oops!  Looks like I'm caught.
  

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A variety pack day  

Sometimes it seems things come in threes.
   
I was surprised to find out there was a "rule of three".  It "...is a principle in writing that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things." ~ Wikipeda

A lot of things come in threes.  Here is a partial list from Yahoo Answers.
 
3 Billy Goats Gruff
3 Coins in a Fountain
3 French Hens (song)
3 Days of the Condor
3 Bones in the Human Ear
3 Miles in a League
3 Old King Cole's Fiddlers
3 Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily, Anne)
3 Goals in a Hat Trick (hockey)
3 Little Pigs
3 Bears in Goldilocks
3 Sheets to the Wind
3 Times a Lady
3 Minute Egg
3 Piece Suit
3 Feet in a Yard
3 Books in Lord of the Rings
3 Ring Circus
3 Ships of Christopher Columbus
3 Sheets to the Wind
3 Books in a Trilogy
3 Witches in Macbeth
3 Heads on the Dog Cerberus
3 Little Kittens They Lost Their Mittens
3 Wheels on a Tricycle
3 Stooges
3 Blind Mice
3 Wise Men
3 Legged Race
3 Ring Circus
3 Wheeler
See the rest of the list here if you are interested.

So what is the deal with triaphilia?
  
'One reason might be a sort of number mysticism. Three is the first odd prime number, the triangle is a stable shape, in our base 10 system, the fraction 1/3 is .3333333…, et cetera.' ~ ABC News
   
 I had a flat.
 
 Are there two more in my future?
       
    
   

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It was a day!
Worked 10 hours migrating data
Christy and I went to the the thrift store and Walmart and then to pick up Jesse.
Between Walmart and picking up Jesse there was a torrential downpour.
 
 This firetruck was strategically parked on a busy main road in preparation for emergency action.
 
After picking up Jesse we had diner at The Shack.  The food is good and it is an interesting place.  The kitchen is in the caboose and the rest is built from cross ties.
  
The topper for the day was having a flat tire on a dark country road at 11 pm.  I walked the 2 miles back to the house.
  
Time to escape:  California Dreaming with Carly. 
    
  
  

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  Christy and I drove an hour or so into the woods  half that time on dirt roads and came to this unexpected gate blocking the way.  Hunting clubs do this all the time when they lease these public lands.  But Extreme Ministries?
 
 
Reminded me of a song.
 

  
We did have some fun with it though.
 
 
We stopped in another spot and took some pictures around a mountain spring.

All around it was a great adventure.  :-)
 
Carly tells a interesting tale about her neighbor and posts a interesting picture to go with it. 
    
 

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Well, in spite of all the 'go live' pressure, I did manage to take one picture today while watching a friend's son.  
 
Jesse and I watch a couple of men play pool white Christy had her tongue pierced.

Carly posted a lovely picture of an invitingly cool path in a pretty garden.  
    


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This is the week when the college's new software 'goes live'.  I've been working some long hours and haven't taken any new pictures. I thought I'd share these from an April trip to the Birmingham Zoo.

 These are my companions on this adventure.
 
Lovely Christy, a photographer friend
  
 and
 
 her awesome son Jesse

Other pictures from this zoo adventure:
  
Carly posted a cool blog and picture.  Go take a peek. 
    
  
   

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I used an iPhone and the Fisheye Pro app to take this picture of a sign on the wall at work.

 I like the encouraging message.
  
Check out the fun story about Dylan the cat.  
    
  

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Pictures from

The Last Hurrah

 

  Wobbles
 
  Bumper and the Wiz
 
   The Sister
 
  Eventually the bill comes due
 
   and the party's over.
  
My friend Carly posted a really nice shot of a rose today.  I love the point of view she used.
    
 

Arriving on the Crescent

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The Naked on a Train expedition arrived in New Orleans aboard the Crescent.

One of my favorite parts of the train ride
  
is crossing
   
  
I tried to find more information on this building, but couldn't.
Do any of you know about it?

 
Taking the cab to the  Nine-O-Five Royal hotel.

Special thanks to the Nine-O-Five Royal for being instrumental in making this photo adventure possible.
  
   

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I've been putting in some long days at work this week.  Our new software 'goes live' on Monday.  Keep your fingers crossed.
 
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 The Fisheye Pro app does funky things to doors.

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 Apparently there is a new dessert.  I didn't get one.

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 tadstoles, frogstooles, frogge stoles, tadstooles, tode stoles, toodys hatte, paddockstool, puddockstool, paddocstol, toadstoole, and paddockstooles mushrom, mushrum, muscheron, mousheroms, mussheron, musserouns ~ Wikipedia
 
I was sitting on the porch and saw this saucer sized mushroom way over in the right of the yard near the road. I have no idea what kind it is.  Maybe it is a toadstool and not a mushroom. I didn't see any toads hanging about though.
  
Carly posted a poignant blog about gun violence: Deepest Sympathy And Love Fro Aurora.
   
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I'm enjoying playing with Fisheye Pro.  

 How do you like the happy truck?
hahahaha

You should go check out Carly's ghostly post for today. 
   
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Not that I needed one, but I got a new app yesterday.

This is a crack in the sidewalk taken with an iPhone using the Fisheye Pro app.
 
Carly posted some pretty pictures of Sacramento. The train yard is my favorite. 
   
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Not a very creative picture. This is the phone I use each work day for the SCRUM calls associated with the data migration project I've been working on for the last year or so.

 
Be sure to take a look at the shots of San Francisco Carly posted. 
   
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On the way back to the house last night we stopped to pick up a few things at this convenience store.

I stayed in the truck and took this picture.

Be sure to take a look at the shots of San Francisco Carly posted. 
   
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 It is quite a change being back here after living in New Orleans for a week.  I visited 318 Coffee and Bands last night and caught up with the people there.
As I was leaving I took several photos with an iPhone.  It is obviously not the right tool for night photography, but I thought this was an interesting photograph.
  

Carly posted a nice beach/pier photo in her Naturally Occurring Monochromatic Scenes Project.
   
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I've been in New Orleans for five days having the Naked in a Train Experience.  Talk about FUN!

Whooohooo!

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  I rode the Crescent to New Orleans.  After checking in The Nine-O-Five Royal hotel, it was out for a bit of fun.  These guys were great.  Good musicians and hysterically funny.  They said they were a trio.
 
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  The excursion to The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas provided awesome opportunities to take pictures.
 
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 I didn't take this picture.  The man holding the sign gave me the sign and took the photo with my camera.  He said that was how they rolled on Bourbon Street
 
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I had the opportunity to return to the Audubon Zoo.  This toad and the gentleman holding it were both from Australia
 
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 I couldn't resist a bit of photo play on the train ride back. I took this using an iPhone and the Slit-Scan Camera app
    
  
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 It has been a long time since I've been to J.R.'s for take out.  Things had changed a little, but not much.  We called in our order and I expected it to be ready when I got there.  That wasn't the case.  It wasn't prepared until I walked in the door. 
 

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Summer time is a mixed bag of play and work.
 

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 I don't know where this cat came from but I've seen it around the house pretty often in the last couple of weeks.  It is pretty skinny so I don't think it belongs to anyone and appears to be making its living hunting in the yard.  Should be pretty good hunting as grown up as it is in places. 

Carly' posted some beautiful flower photos.  The colors are awesome! 
  
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I take at least one picture each day but just can't get around to posting them each day.   Life can get busy.  Speaking of busy, I'm leaving for New Orleans tomorrow for a week of photography fun. Possible adventures include the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Butterfly and Insectarium, plantation row, Lafayette Cemetery, and the Garden District  New Orleans is great for street photography too.