Last weekend, in contrast to yesterday’s four inches of snow, was actually quite warm. So we took a trip to the zoo. It was fun watching Baby K show interest and interact with the animals more than previous trips to the zoo. The first picture is what we claim to be her favorite animal – since her entire room and half of her wardrobe is adorned with owls. The second photo is probably her true favorite. The tamarin was actually very intrigued by Baby K!
A beautiful blue bird seen at Garden of the Gods. Can you name the species?
I’m excited to say that I took this photo in my backyard yesterday. I live in a suburb of Kansas City, so seeing an owl in my yard isn’t exactly a common occurrence. I heard a ton of birds making all kinds of squawking noises yesterday evening, so I looked outside to see what was going on, and this large owl was starring right at me. I grabbed my camera and took a couple of quick distance shots, then walked closer only to get few blurry shots before she flew off. Coolest nature experience so far since we moved in March! Does it look like she’s is blinking in this photo?
Geese are always fun to observe – the way they walk, talk, and eat all seems silly. This one was quite observant of me.
Tonight I attended a National Geographic talk about birds of paradise. The talk (by a Nat Geo photographer and ornithologist) was so informative, and the photos were incredible! It made me realize how little time I’ve taken to photograph birds. Maybe I just haven’t had the patience for it, but I want to be more intentional about it in the future. Here’s one of my few shots…nothing in comparison to what I saw tonight.
A random photo from my 2010 archives.
I’m on a road trip this weekend, so I decided to post a photo from a previous road trip with my husband. The Omaha Zoo is a great place to take photos, so it was hard to pick just one. Here’s my original post from the trip.
I love, love, love this Scentsy warmer I got for Christmas. Sometimes I turn it on right before bed just to watch the “bird” shadows flicker on the wall.
(By the way, I have a friend who is donating 25% of Scentsy sales to my 2013 Relay For Life team. I’ve already raised $400! If you want to place an order, you go do so here. Just click Relay For Life Fundraiser.)
We’ve had unseasonably warm weather in the Midwest over the past few days; and that’s perfectly fine with me. I’m not a fan of sub-zero temperatures, ice freezing inside my windows, or dangerous road conditions. In fact, it’s so warm that these geese haven’t finished flying south yet! I got off work yesterday just in time to head to the park before the sunlight faded.
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