Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's a Zoo Around Here

Here it is, late November and we actually got to go to the zoo! I was a little surprised that the peacocks were one of the highlights. I can remember in the past feeling lucky if we found one peacock strolling around. But this time there were about a dozen of those colorful birds...walking, sleeping, keeping guard over their sanctuary.

We discovered that if you really want to see the big cats, right before feeding time is the best. I don't know how many times I stood and stared into empty cages, hoping for a glimpse of a panther or tiger. But when they're hungry, they're out there!

I went a little crazy with the framing of these photos. After playing around with the colors I just couldn't bear to take them off again!

This mother giraffe was fun to watch. She knew it was time to eat and could hear something just behind the doors. She would run to one door, then hear something at door number two and run there. Then run around a big circle pathway and back to door number one again. Every now and then she would chase the ostrich that shared her home but then it was back to door number one to start all over again.


  1. LOVE your zoo pictures! Who would think you could have a beautiful day in November to see the animals. "It's a zoo around here" - cute! and probably true especially this time of year.

  2. I love your blog hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.