March 30th, 2010

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The Memphis Temple Concert, 270310

I'm sorry, I was so tense going into the temple, that I didn't take any of my usual "surroundings" photographs that I usually do. And then, of course, I handed over the camera to D to take some shots (and I must say, half of the time I was in the temple, I seemed to be eating...the dinner on the 26th evening was Tamizh cuisine, the lunch on the 27th was Andhra cuisine, and dinner that day was Kerala cuisine....I didn't waste a scrap of food, it all went to waist instead!)

Here's the "padmam" (lotus) and "chakra yanthram" as it appeared on the laptop of the devotees who were managing the sound systems at the concert hall:

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The pyramid that tells us that we are entering Memphis was bidding us adieu now:


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But here are my friends Kousi and Murali
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Great Horned Owl...Baby out of the nest!

My friend Madhusmita and her husband Kusi came over to visit:


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This was a real NTP meet, as I met and got to know Madhu entirely through the NTP e-group!

Of course, in the short time I had, I dragged her off to Forest Park to see the Great Horned Owls...and we were all thrilled to see one baby owl having fledged, sitting outside the nest!

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While we were watching the owls, a couple of

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS

also kept us entertained:

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I enjoyed looking at some of Danny's pics on his laptop in his car, and later, on his website, too. He's a biologist, working with fish, over at St.Charles, and wildlife photography is his hobby.