Two of My Favorite Things

Never mind “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,” give me fall leaves and reticulations on giraffes, two visual pleasures I experienced a couple of weeks ago when fall was in its glory and so were the giraffes at a small zoo nearby, the Elmwood Park Zoo, mostly kid-friendly with farm animals as well as wild animals, but I zoomed in on the trees and the giraffes, both tall and stately.

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So here are some photos of the trees near the zoo and the two giraffes that lived there. Normally, I am not a proponent of zoos, but this one emphasizes the importance of keeping wild animals from becoming extinct, so it was also a learning experience,with the names of extinct or endangered animals as part of the exhibits.

Enjoy!

P.S. A photo of me on the giraffe bench is at the end.

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P.S. WordPress does not allow me to space the fotos exactly where I want them, so excuse their weird placement. My draft never looks like the final Preview, so I have to live with this until they upgrade the program.

3 Responses to “Two of My Favorite Things”

  1. Paula Says:

    Thank you for the beauty of both. They are graceful and beautiful animals. you. What a great bench!

  2. Joyce Eisenberg Says:

    What a sweet article. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your favorite things!

  3. Coll Says:

    What fun to have visited the giraffes in autumn! This year I was especially taken
    with trees partly bare, one of which you featured.

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