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A Trip to the Shore

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To start off the summer, we took a rare vacation to Grand Isle with our two little angels, Sunny and Pepper.









In the surf:

In the surf








Shrimp boats at dawn off the beach at Grand Isle.


ShrimpBoat at dawn








An array at the fairy-boat-like Shrimp Boats

Array of Shrimp Boats









In the background you can see oil platforms.

Shrimp Boat off the Beach









Now that summer is winding down, we dream of going back again.










Hope you also had a little fun this summer too.







Springtime Flowers

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Fine Art Photos now on sale through
So if you are interested, submit a comment below, and I will get back to you.

Fine Art Quality Photographic Prints of the beautiful flowers of New Orleans.
Dress up your walls with cheerful prints.
Give a gift of springtime beauty. Flowers that will last.

(Lightboxed- just click on each photo to get the effect of the black gallery frames used for each)
Azaleas at Audubon Park

Audubon April Azaleas

Audubon April Azaleas

Lotus at water gardens in French quarter

Lotus Pond

Lotus water garden

Peach Hibiscus from my garden.

Hibicus Peach

Hibiscus Peach

Looking forward to hearing from you,




There Be Dragons

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There Be Dragons in those Mountains !

Once upon a time, there be dragons in the Rockies! Oh, yes and I have the photographic proof.

Rocky Mountain Dragon

Actually I captured this image of a Snow Dragon approaching a mountain lake back in the late 90s at the top of Trail Ridge Road.

In Rocky Mountain National Park. High summer. since the road was open.

It was a dark and gloomy day, tho you can see the sun peeked out. The clouds were threatening and the Park Rangers had already chased us off the Lookouts because of danger from lightning in the thunderclouds.

There’s herds of elk in the high meadows and tundra. with lots of calves, tempting… for dragons.

Very tempting….

Snow Dragon

Snow Dragon

So we got a new CanoScan 8800 to scan old photos and negatives. These are from negatives. The first one slightly fixed and enhanced. The Second one untouched, except for dust removal in photoshop. Oops, didn’t save it after removing dust. So this snow Dragon is untouched scan from color negative.

Just click on one for popup lightbox gallery.






the Newest additions to our delightful garden:

A Peach Hibiscus:

Fabulous Peach Hibiscus

Fabulous Peach Hibiscus 8 x 10 prints available.


Red Gladiolas:

Blue Girl Climbing Rose:


A Lotus from a Water Garden

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A glowing lotus in white

Lotus Pond


This print is available in 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 matted, or matted and framed.

Contact me if you are interested in acquiring this beautiful photo.


Photo Blog Coming Soon

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Photo blog with ‘Glicée’ style prints for sale coming soon.

Cool, I found a store plugin that should work after I test it out. called image-store. (doesn’t work, trying out another) Dunno, it’s kinda complicated. Made worse when I went for the WordPress 3.3 upgrade almost immediately after a very successful WP 3.2 upgrade. OH< WOE! Now they are up to 3.4.2! just this past week it’s now up to 3.5!

A recent photo:

Orleans Courtyard Lantern

Check back for updates.
Got a couple glitches with new WordPress 3.3 upgrade. Sad cuz the 3.2 upgrade worked fine.

Newest WordPress 3.3.1, with just as many tales of woe on the Holding off. this time.

Parrots in the garden



About our Prints


In the meantime photos are available at your request. Many are already printed, matted, and/or framed.

Send me a comment with an email address. with print request in the head at top.

The delightful gardens of Nine Mile Nursery, situated on the generation-old Magnolia Lane Plantation, close to the Huey P. Long Bridge, across the street from the Mississippi River levee.

An eye on spring: Louisiana Iris

Louisiana Iris on Nine Mile Point, Magnolia Lane

Then there are the Lotus of American Aquatic Gardens, on Elysian Fields, in the French Quarter.

Lotus bud on leaf

Okay, finally got the lightbox fixed, am working on developing a new photo-gallery to sell prints online. We have the Canon Pixma 9000, that produces gliceé quality prints.

Some are already matted and framed in the gallery favorite black under glass. My sister and I have sold some in the Great Artists’ Gallery in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

So, next project is upgrading this blog and my other King Tut blog.

Check back for updates on progress.



Flowers for Mothers’ Day

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A lovely collection, a bouquet of pink roses and carnations:

Pink Roses and Carnations

Happy Mothers Day

René O’Deay

Snow fell on New Orleans on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2008. Zoo tiger enjoys the white stuff.

Your Photos – Photo Galleries

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Snow leopard wins top photo prize

Snowstorm leopard (Steve Winter/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Snowstorm leopard (Steve Winter/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Snowstorm leopard Image: Steve Winter/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008
Steve Winters winning image of a snow leopard on a night-time prowl

In pictures: Images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A picture of an elusive snow leopard on a night-time prowl has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 award.

Steve Winters image was captured during a 13-month quest to snap the perfect photo of the endangered species in its hostile habitat high in the mountains of Central Asia.

Speaking about his winning snap, Mr Winter said: “I was thrilled to have finally captured the shot I had dreamed of – a wild snow leopard in its true element.”

The competition, now in its 44th year, is run by BBC Wildlife magazine and Londons Natural History Museum.

The panel of judges spent months shifting through more than 32,350 entries before deciding on the winners.

“Everything comes together in this striking picture,” said judge Mark Carwardine on Mr Winters image.

“The drama of the snow, the mystery of the darkness, the posture of the rarely photographed snow leopard and the intriguing composition.”