I love the this picture because it looks like the hippos are kissing.
Although Foggy passed away the Calgary Zoo still has two hippos and they are always amazing to watch. Although after seeing hippos in Africa and hearing them talk to each other I wish these two would talk.
I didn’t know that hippos talked, I don’t think I had ever thought about what hippos sound like before I went Africa, Uganda specifically. They sound kinda like sea lions or my old basset hound. It’s absolutely adorable and is one of my favourite memories from my trip through East Africa. Sitting at a campsite listening to the hippos call to each other. I wonder if these two ever call to each other?
Still with the zoo theme and here is a camel that knows he’s sexy.
He was lovely and posed for me. Camel’s are fun for many reasons but mostly because it gives you an excuse to say hump. Can you say it without at least smiling? I always giggle because I have the maturity of a twelve year old.
The penguins go for a walk everyday at 11:00am, weather and penguin temperaments permitting. It’s fun to see them waddling along, they seem to know the way and the penguin minders make sure they don’t wander off the designated path.
Note for a friend – Now say penguin out loud and then giggle because I KNOW you still can’t pronounce penguin. Neither can Benedict Cumberbatch, check him out on Graham Norton:
The lion’s at the Calgary Zoo were splendid when I went with my Mom last week.
I’m taking a photography course and needed to get some assignments done and instead of shooting around my neighbourhood I decided the zoo would be much more fun. I was right the animals are more fun but also in some ways pose more challenges. Part of what I learnt at the zoo was how much I still need to learn and more importantly practice.
Photography is practice and it took me, I don’t even know how many tries, to get the photo of the lion where the bars disappear. I didn’t even know you could do that before I started the photography course and felt pretty happy with myself when I FINALLY got the result I was looking for. Yes, you can still kinda see where the bars are, it’s not perfect but I’m happy with the result.
This post is for a friend who is going through a hard time with her family. Not her whole family but a daughter who is struggling, which actually in turn does affect the whole family.
I have no advice for how to help the daughter, the family is doing everything they know how to do and are also seeking guidance. I am confidant that there will be a resolution but it won’t happen overnight.
Often when we don’t know what to do or how to do something we take classes, ask for advice and try a ton of different things. This I know she has done and her problem is more complex than my bars and a lion dilemma but through trying and continuing to search for answers I’m sure they will come. The bars will disappear and that will be the best day ever.
Until that day, I’m here , for anything she needs.
This week my posts are for her, just to let her know I’m always thinking of her and hoping that a resolution is around the corner.