Archive for April 27, 2013

Tooth Ache Tree

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Photography

The Tooth Ache Tree has been given this name because of the numbness it creates when you chew on the bark (thus relieving toothache). It had been used by both Native Americans and early settlers for medicine.

This photo was taken at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, LA.


I took this photo at the Sunken Gardens Park in San Antonio, Texas.


One of the more interesting things in the Freshwater aquarium world is the flower shrimp. I decided to photograph my personal shrimp . Flower shrimp open appendages on their arms wide like a flower to capture food particles.  They are filter feeders. They then close the flower and feed it into their mouth. They are easy to care for so long as you have community fish, preferably live plants, and nothing aggressive.


This article explains in great detail how your body interacts with the two different types of sweeteners. The less sugar you take in the healthier you will be. However, I still advise to stay away from anything artificial or man-made. Sugar is from nature. All one has to do is watch there consumption.

Cotton Top Tamarins are small, quick, and extremely hard to photograph. You need patience with these little monkeys.  If you don’t believe me, give it a shot. These photos were taken at Moody Gardens.

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One of the things I love is cool phrases. I thought this to be very cool. It was on my pizza box.


This photo was taken at Woodlands Park in The Woodlands, Texas.


This photo was taken at Sam Houston Park Huntsville, Texas.

Magnolia Flower


There are many views and photos of The Alamo, but this one I took is a rarity. Nobody every thinks to look between the trees and shoot from the side.



I took this Longhorn photo at George Ranch Historical Park.