Friday, January 2, 2009

On Safari


Tumblewords: said...

Love this - a glorious variety of colorful faces and wings. A mini-vacation, for me! Thanks, Sherry!

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....could there be more colour or variation....I think not...

I feel as though I have just had a mini if I came with you.

You must have had a wonderful time........

Q said...

Dear Sue,
We had lots of fun. It was cold but the exhibts were all inside.
I felt as if I had traveled to a far away tropical island.
Glad you also enjoyed the winter break.
Happy New Year,

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
This is an amazing zoo. We spent 6 hours enjoying 4 exhibits! The aquarium is huge. I felt as if I was in it yet my hair was dry...the butterflies were why we went. I needed a few butterflies to start the New Year!
So happy you enjoyed the slide show.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a wonderful collecton of photos of your Safari. I was just saying to myself "I wonder where they were?" when you had the Zoo's name at the end. I bet your head was spinning with seeing all that beautiful color. You got some fantastic shots too.

Cathy said...

Nice jazzy music. I take it you were in heaven with all those creatures. A wonderful way to start the new year.

Mary said...

You saw it all! What a wonderful place.

Thanks for the tour :o)

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
So glad you enjoyed the safari!
With 3 cameras, 6 lens and two photographers we were able to amaze almost 1700 photographs. I have gone through them once and will cull again before I back up on a disc. Very fun adventure. I like these short hops. Hope to do some more 3 and 4 day outings in 2009.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Oh my goodness I forgot to tell about the music! Claude Bolling is my favorite. Here he is playing "Sentinentale" with Jean-Pirre Rampal on flute. This is off the cd "Suite for flute and Jazz Piano Trio."
I was in heaven...there are so many fantastic creatures in our world. I hope and pray people take care of them.
Happy New Year!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
This is a world class zoo!
Very wonderful exhibits. We were there for 6 1/2 hours and only did four exhibits.
We had fun doing other things too. Some nice shopping.
Glad you enjoyed the slide show.
Hope you enjoyed your winter break.
I loved your safari to the grocery store pond...the Kingfisher is an exotic bird!

Mimi said...

Did you come visit and I didn't know?!?!? LOL! The sea life and so many of the butterflies I work with are here. It is almost as if you escaped to the Caribbean for a weekend! Fantastic!

Q said...

Dear Mimi,
It was just like a Caribbean get away only I was in long underwear and mittens.
I did enjoy seeing the amazing desert birds too. I thought of Meggie, in New Zealand, when I saw the wallabies.
I love Penguins.
I have mixed feelings about all of the zoo. While I am watching the creatures I feel as if they should be put back into the wild. The butterflies seem to be happy. They seem to have plenty of room to fly about and have a full life span. The other animals all seem sad...
I will come see you and your butterflies one of these days.

Wendy said...

What an amazing safari! I loved the sea creatures best. But everything was beautiful!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
It is 13 degrees this morning after a high of 63 yesterday...the temperatures are crazy...this safari was regulated and beautiful...I too loved the aquarium creatures.
I understand artificial enviroment, I am sitting with a cup of coffee and a space heater...
I already miss the butterflies.