More photgraphy from the zoo

Here are more photos from the zoo:

Mr. Distinguished
Looks like a mustachioed man looking for his buddies to invite them to a game of cards and smoke cigars.

The Showboat
This baby giraffe ran and pranced and did all kinds of crazy antics in front of a very amused and captive audience. We stood there, entertained, for a good while until he got tired and went into a shed for a snack.

Up close
The baby doesn't look quite like a baby up close. He's huge!

Sitting here very pensive, despite the group of people observing him.

Up close
I had to zoom in on him quite a bit, so this is not a very good shot, but I love his expression.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program on flowers and photography.

Still photography, but taking a break from flowers...

We went to the zoo, and this little guy has so far been the one with the most character. I love that face. More of him, other animals and flowers soon, but for the meantime, off I go to babysit 6 kids and 3 dogs.

What in the world have I gotten myself into.

If you don't hear from me, send help.

(tee hee.)

Daylilies - Devil's Footprint

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- Chinese Proverb

I happened across some daylilies over the Memorial weekend. I had no idea how diverse these flowers are! There so many different kinds of daylilies, each of them having its own character.

I'll be posting pictures of the few that I found. Below are Devil's Footprints, with very attractive and complementary colors.

Mr. Blue and a Confession

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

- Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers

I just love this little guy. He looks like a dude with blue hands and open arms.

This picture was taken at the arboretum. I spent hours there, and I didn't even cover half of the entire area. I'm not sure how long it's going to take me—a month, perhaps?

And yes, I have a confession. I am addicted to photography! The entire process, from choosing a shot to taking the picture to image and color correction to displaying them on this blog has been unexpectedly rewarding. I mean, I knew I would love it, but I think about it all the time now!

There's so much to learn, so many places to visit, and even more images to capture.

I'm enjoying every single minute.

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