Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Friday! I call this Week Finished!!

"There will be a rain dance Friday.. weather permitting."
~ George Carlin
"Life is a zoo in a jungle."
~ Peter De Vries
"Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings."
~ Evan Esar
Friday My Town Shoot Out gives us a challenge each week to find and share images around our town that represent a certain theme.. This weeks theme is " Trip to the Zoo"..
I have always loved the zoo.. I adore the tiny spider monkeys and the tall elegant giraffe..
Emily always loved the zebras best and would beg to go see the zig zag horsey over and over.. I am pretty sure she meant striped..
at least these were striped..
I remember as a child that Mama loved the peacocks.. this one posed pretty for me.. I love the colors and patterns formed by any birds feathers..
Mason and I enjoyed seeing these guys.. Mason enjoyed it so much that when we came home from our visiting he told his Papa that he and I had dove right in and swam with those big old bears... actually we did stand right there and watch the bears sliding on their great big icy cold water slide and talked about how much fun it would be to jump in there with them.. I was hot as the devil that day and they were loving it!
I think Maya likes every single animal... I have seen her ride this guy a couple of times though.. They might even be on a first name basis.. I really wanted to ride myself but thought they would say I was way too old.. way to fat.. way to crazy...
I used to fuss at Cooper for growling at a lioness
just like this beauty.. he still like to growl at stuff.. my birds.. Dave's fish..

This colorful locomotion carried me on a wonderful hour of rest on hot July day.. around the zoo and over to the gardens and aquarium at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Zoo..

I couldn't have a better guide than my Son's family... Maya my beautiful Grand-daughter.. Tana .. my daughter-in-law... is a great planner.. the picnic was delicious.. Mason had so much fun there... and of course the king of the Chair is Anthony..
Well at least it is the KING as long as he sits there.. Even I took a turn in the chair..
I hope you have enjoy sharing my memories of a most wonderful day!..
Have a good night!
Patsy
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ZOO
Zany Menagerie...
Oasis to the endangered
Observatory for our future..
Written By: Patricia Sawyer
5-10-2010

5 comments:

Ann said...

when I was in Singapore, I felt the saw way as you when I saw the polar bear in their icy water.

Sara Williams said...

Great photos. We dont have polar bears in our zoo.

Pauline said...

That's a wonderful recollection of a zoo. They are always best when seen through the eyes of a child, aren't they?

Jama said...

Despite being in the tropic, we do have a mother and son polar bear in our zoo. Sometimes I wish I could join them in their air-condition enclosure.

Patty said...

Thank you for inviting us to your zoo. Lovely family you have.

Great photos!