Friday, August 26, 2011

Savannah animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Closeup of a rhino using my new telephoto lens for the iPhone.

Two giraffes.

Elephant in the distance.

Aquatic life at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

Touchable rays at the zoo.  They feel like slimy foam rubber.

Fish or rock, you make the call.

Not the penguins from Madagascar.

PNC Park in Pittsburgh

We are next door to the park, but no games in Pittsburgh this week.  Probably couldn't have gotten the great deal on this room if there were.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lighthouse at Port Sanilac on Lake Huron

We visited Port Sanilac today and got to see the lighthouse and Marina.  The first picture is with the iPhone unaided.

I also got to try out my new telephoto lens for the iPhone and you can really see the zoom.  I think it is a good first attempt from the water side of the lighthouse.

The last picture I took unaided from right in front if the lighthouse.  This one is closed to the public so no inside views.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Biggest flooding yet on Shellpot Creek last night

What is this fish doing out in the middle of the street?

You can see from the debris line how far the water went up the lawn.  We ended up with water in the garage.

Here is a pile of sticks left by the creek high up the bank.

Some fence posts and other big branches swept in from further up the creek.

Not exactly the Tunguska incident, but see how all of the hostas are bent the same direction by the flooding.  It's impossible to kill a hosta.

This big tree branch hung up on the waterfall of the creek.  The forecast is for more of this.  I am no longer excited for it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trees down from yesterday's storm

This big branch broke from a tree in front of Chestnut Run Plaza.

You can just see here crews cleaning up a huge tree that was snapped in two by the storm. Look for the jagged trunk in the middle of the picture. This is at Barley Mill Road and Rt 141.