A picture of a blue moon. True, it's not actually blue, but a blue moon is actually a second full moon in the same month, and this is the second full moon of August. I believe you will have to wait until 2015 to see another one.
But the more interesting sky show today in Oslo was put on by fighter jets. Sadly, I haven't figured out which bunch of speed-crazed demons put on the show, but it was fun to watch. I will post some pics now, and some more later, and hopefully figure out who was in the air to give proper credit to the folks behind this bit of fun.
A man hole cover with a clever little arrow on the "o".
There are a lot of different man hole covers in Oslo. Here is an example. Note the little arrow attached to the "o" making the "man" symbol. Not sure at all why that is there, but makes it interesting.
This tiger sculpture, by Elena Engelsen, is one of the top two or three most photographed sculptures in Oslo.
It is located right outside of the main bus/tram/metro/train station in the heart of Oslo.
Here I add my photo to the long list of such photos, but hope mine has a bit of a unique side.
View of tourists hiking about on the roof from inside.
While the opera house deserves a gallery, that will have to wait. But a few more pictures are in order. Note that it is forbidden to take pictures inside the opera house, other than in the lobby.
A barnacle goose in the grass near the shore.
I have a lot of pictures from the Fornebu/Snarnøya peninsula. Here are a few more I took today.
Most of the caves in Panama are wet, with streams and such. But this cave had a pretty amazing shower coming in from above.
Trying to start filtering in more cave and bat pics.
Just couldn't find the groove today for a really great shot, but was touring about the Opera House in Oslo and took this pic. The perforated wall shown here is an art piece by Olafur Eliasson.
While a departure from my usual pictures, this shot is from an outdoor BBQ today in Oslo. Lots of hot dogs and hamburgers and good company.
A female great tit from Oslo. Took this picture today and seems a reasonable addition to my pics of birds of Norway. Now I just have to actually sit down and add some birds to that gallery, as I have posted a bunch here that are not there.
I was in the Cambridge, Ohio area for just four days, as part of my work in the United Sates this summer. However, I took quite a few photos of insects and suchlike during those four days. Here is a sample. Will put up some galleries as I get to the photos.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist