Archive for June, 2012

Heat Wave!

Nashville is in the midst of a heat wave like never before.  Literally!  On June 28 we had a high of 105 degrees that displaced the previous record for that day that dated back to 1925.  On June 29 we had a high of 109 that was an all-time record high for Nashville.  It is supposed to continue through the weekend with 106 forecast for Saturday and 104 for Sunday before it starts to abate somewhat.  There’s not going to be a lot of outdoor activities for me this weekend, you can count on that!

We never had much of a winter in late 2011 and early 2012.  It got cool but never got cold for this region.  I wondered all season whether we were going to pay the price during the summer and it appears that I’ve gotten my answer now!

Clouded Leopard Cubs

The Nashville Zoo released 5 new Clouded Leopard cubs and this evening was the first time I have seen them.  It was late in the day and hot so I didn’t stay long, but I will certainly be back for more shots of these kids!

They behaved just like the kittens that they are; running, jumping, playing, and just enjoying their lives. 

Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN is something I have wanted to visit for a long while so I finally decided to to it.  It was the first time there for me but it won’t be the last!

The aquarium is divided into two buildings, one for salt water and one for fresh water.  There are also birds, butterflies, otters, and other animals scattered around the exhibits.  It is a really interesting facility and I do plan to get back again in the near future!

There are additional photographs from my visit on This Page of my photography web site.