IN A NEW POST PUBLISHED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE “THREE” PHOTOS TO TELL A STORY
The Saint Louis Zoo actually has a herd of ten Indian elephants. And last summer I set out to photograph the entire herd. While they do have spacious exhibit enclosures the herd has to be split up when on public display.
RAJA, the only male in the herd and the father of four daughters has his own private stomping grounds with pools and water falls.
And here are the AUNTIES … the other females in the herd who share in raising the young ones.
Did I manage to capture the entire herd on my (five) photos? No, I missed one. In addition to the public viewing areas seen in these photos, the herd also has a private ELEPHANT WOODS that simulates the jungle areas where the elephants once lived in the wild.
Sorry, I couldn’t tell my story in just three photos.
All things considered, not much change from Monday. Although we did reach Monday’s promised low of 6F overnight. Tomorrow we’re supposed to be basking in the 30s. That’s almost a heat wave these days.
Yesterday, I used the Art Museum Mug. Today, I went super-sized with the Saint Louis Zoo mug. My beverage filling the mug was an Early Morning Breakfast Blend (Decaf).
BUT WHAT ABOUT YESTERDAY’S SLOW-COOKED PORK?Here it is in a Pulled Pork Sandwich on toasted wheat bread with a handful of kettle fried chips. That was my lunch today. After lunch I decided to do a little work on my origami. Very little …
And it was very little. Which means my short stubby fingers got a real workout. If that wasn’t enough, I went into the somewhat coolish basement and did the laundry. No, I didn’t run out of sock of underwear, I ran out of pajamas. Tonight I get the sleep in the warm and toasty navy blue fleece set.
TODAY’S WHAT’S HANGING ON THE WALL:
Today’s art is a bit of stitchery that my sister-in-law did for my mother about 30-years ago. I don’t know a lot about needlepoint, but I would suppose that this was embroidery on linen. Wait to you see what kitchen wall art I show next time I do this.
Do you think I’m starting to get cabin fever from being shut in because of the cold weather?
The River’s Edge is like taking a safari through all the jungles and homes of the animals of the world.
Time out for every one to get a bite to eat!
MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, DAY 256 OF 2013: As usual, there were no origami challenges over the weekend, which was just as well, because I spend most of the day going through about 150 photos I took on Friday afternoon and evening. It was the annual ZOO PARENTS’ PICNIC at the Zoo. This is a special after-hours get-together for everyone who has adopted one of the many animals at the St. Louis Zoo. I am the adoptive parent of a meerkat … I don’t know what his other parents call him, but I call him Merlin. He’s always the most photo friendly of all the animals at the zoo. He strikes a pose as soon as he sees a camara pointed at him.
Most of my family are also adoptive parents of some animal or other, and every year we get together at the annual picnic. Arrival time is usually around four in the afternoon, and each year we try to do an in depth visit to one or two of the many animal areas. This year, because we have two kiddies in the family between one and a year and a half, we started with the CHILDREN’S ZOO and the RIVER’S EDGE.
Little Luke, my great nephew meets his first goat.
And then a giant frog …
After that we move on to our next stop … THE RIVERS EDGE!
(To be continued inPart Two)
The other week I captured close-ups of some of my favorite members of the entourage sculpture piece.
And if you click on the top photo, you’ll get an enlarged version where you’ll discover tons of other animals ranging from alligators to zebras. What’s your favorite?
I belatedly realized I forgot to credit the sculptor of this colossal work. The sculptor is Albert Paley and the title of his 100-ton sculpture is ANIMAL’S ALWAYS which is also the motto of the zoo. It is the world’s largest public zoo sculpture and it contains more that 60 animals. It was unveiled on May 25, 2006.
Sometimes, a little girl’s short arms and a giraffe’s long neck and tongue are just not meant to meet. This photo is begging you to click on it for an enlarged view. Note, the girl in the foreground is not holding the leaf for the giraffe who has already cleaned off all the lower branches on the trees.
30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY – JUNE 20,2013
DAY 20 – BEAR
Well, the Rainbow Bear who was supposed to guest in today’s
Creativity Challenge about BEARS!
Sammy Sun Bear has agreed to fill in.
“Do they have sticks? Or … GUNS?”
“I’ll bet the have guns!”