Robin Close-up

Thunderer has a tendency to chase robins through our yard, stating simply, “want to pet them!”

This Robin must have known it was perfectly safe from the toddler exhibit due to the fence. I don’t even remember what enclosure we were at when this happened. Thunderer was awestruck with being this close.

-FF

LED Lucy

It was odd seeing a mascot character at the zoo, but there it was anyway.

Their goal was to share with kids the importance of staying away from substations.

Seems like a worth goal, even if little Thunderer refused to have anything to do with the mascot.

Newbie went right up and said hello. She also provided a comforting hand to her brother, who seemed a bit wary too.

-FF

Zoo Snack

Naturally, they’re getting more than ketchup, but some of them, as I waited for their fry order snack to be ready, were licking from the ketchup containers like cats.

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Superman almost looks like he took Redflare seriously. :p

But then the fries came, and they all rejoiced.

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-FF

Rock Toss

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You wouldn’t know it from this picture, but we’re still at the zoo. The path between the “farm” area and the rest of the zoo has a nice walk path.

They each found a small rock and gave it a toss into the water… or tried to.

-FF

A Newbie and a Frog

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Newbie was highly impressed with the bullfrog. I’m not sure why we’ve always encouraged a kindness to frogs except for the obvious ‘be nice to animals’ thing, but they always appreciate them when they get to see them.

I do not look forward to if any of them are confronted with a school project to dissect one.

-FF

Talking Turkey

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Redflare took this picture because the turkey, up close, really did have a lot of pretty plumage and wanted to admire it better.

When we see them in the wild, they’re always wandering through a farmer’s field, too far away to appreciate all the colors in their feathers.

So here’s hoping that your Monday isn’t a turkey to you, and if it is, you can at least stop and appreciate something pretty around you, at least for a moment.

-FF