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It's Green!

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 16 July 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

No, this is not a KISS concert. A thing to do in New Orleans during the hottest days and nights of summertime is to go get a snowball (sno-cones on steroids). They are sold all over, and come in a host of delicious flavors, and the ice is shaved as fine as real snow. My wife's unnamed (but playful) sister here just finished a spearmint snowball. Her tell-tale tongue is the dead giveaway of the flavor. Me, I like chocolate cream or nectar cream best.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 50 7 mm

Rags from Plano, United States

funny. I love the pic.

16 Jul 2007 5:53am

@Rags: This makes me happy.

mat from PARIS, France

hehehe funny!

16 Jul 2007 10:40am

@mat: :-) Glad to bring you a smile today.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

LOL!!!! Great shot : )

16 Jul 2007 12:06pm

@Jen: Thanks. It is a fun shot our family enjoys.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

ha ha ha

16 Jul 2007 12:13pm

@Dimitrios: Enjoy!

Natalia from Louisville, United States

So colorful! Good composition. So good to hear that New Orleans is coming back to life ; being again fun and colorful .

16 Jul 2007 12:29pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

NOLA is very slowly emerging; the Vieux Carre was not badly damaged so it is the first to recover. This was taken near the French Market. Other parts of the city are not so fast to re-build. The scale of destruction is of epic proportion. The lack of courageous, visionary political/governmental help on every level (local, state, national) only makes a bad situation worse. So New Orleanians must celebrate what they can, where they can, and embrace life's little pleasures. Like spearmint snowballs.

16 Jul 2007 12:35pm

Bob Israel from Brookfield, WI, United States

Great photo! She's acting like a child and I love it!

16 Jul 2007 12:38pm

@Bob Israel: It was a happy day. And snowballs always make for happy days in hot summer months. Thanks for the good word.

Rebel Streetshooter from NYC, United States

Very funny image. Thanks for the smile it gave me.

16 Jul 2007 12:40pm

@Rebel Streetshooter: You are welcome. Thanks for the smile your comments gave me.

Images by KC Photography from Redmond, United States

LOL Great shot.

16 Jul 2007 2:18pm

@Images by KC Photography: Thank you!

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Haha... nice fun shot here and cool processing on this one. :-)

16 Jul 2007 2:27pm

@Rahul: Heh, yes it is a fun shot. Fun too because it is my wife's sister and her personality is showing and we can all enjoy.

Riya from Blacksburg, United States

funny shot....................

16 Jul 2007 2:36pm

@Riya: We all need to find the key to light-hearted fun. I think my wife's sister is showing us one way to get there.

Veerendra from Pune, India

uhh .. funny shot .. hhaha

16 Jul 2007 2:53pm

@Veerendra: I'm happy you like it.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Reminds me of when I was a kid.

16 Jul 2007 6:52pm

HorseRotorVator from Newton, United States

That's great! I love it! This shot was my "make my day" shot! Cool! :)

16 Jul 2007 9:14pm

Lee Blades from San Francisco, United States

Snocones...hmm looks like someone might have been kissin' toads. Very fun picture!

16 Jul 2007 11:51pm

@Lee Blades: Ha-ha! It ain't toads, man. F'sure, it's snowballs... spearmint always leaves that tell-tale green tongue. But it's not sno-cones; that's the junk that you get everywhere but in New Orleans -- just ice chunks with colored liquid sugar. Waaaay different thing. Snowballs are an art form and a summertime staple of real New Orleans cuisine, but are very much hardly known outside of the city. For the life of me, if pan-blackened fish is a hit everywhere, I don't understand how New Orleans style snowballs have not gone national.

bronzebilly u.k. from cardiff, United Kingdom

hey Viewfinder--surely she's not putting that tongue back in-in that state;-))--humorous shot--billy

16 Jul 2007 11:51pm

@bronzebilly u.k.: Ha-ha! I think she did. Thanks, Billy.

Shriram from Ithaca, United States

Some excellent shots you got, man! Keep up the good work!

17 Jul 2007 1:16am

@Shriram: That is a very high compliment. Thank you Shriram.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Thanks everybody. I'm gonna be gone most of tomorrow, so I may not get to answer anyone who may comment on my Tuesday image. We're headed for a day at Epcot. Whoo-wooo!

17 Jul 2007 2:59am

vasa from United States

this is fun

17 Jul 2007 4:08am

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Yes, this is a funny one! Nice capture.
Hope you have a good time on the trip...

17 Jul 2007 12:37pm

sithenah from Hyde, United Kingdom

What makes this picture for me is the expression on the face of the woman in blue jeans in the background!

20 Jul 2007 7:11am

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
1/160 second
ISO 50
7 mm