Saturday, October 20, 2012
Vacation Favorites - A Visit To The Bronx Zoo
Two weeks worth of vacation was well spent for house hunting and other fun day trips along the way. We're under contract for a house in Orlando so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well over the next weeks with inspections and all the other usual house purchasing stuff that is yet to come. I will say though, this house is perfect for us and the way we live so, hoping all goes smoothly. The best part is, I will have a really big studio space, which I am thrilled about.
One of our fun day trips was to the Bronx Zoo, a favorite place of ours to visit that we just haven't had all that much chance to do as of late, due to Chris's busy schedule. This week though, on an absolutely gorgeous, warm day, we journeyed to the zoo and had a thoroughly wonderful time.
One of my favorite stops was visiting the swans, they are just so beautiful. You never know, maybe a swan painting is in order for the future.
One of Chris's favorite spots is the bird house......these toucans are just so pretty and we stood watching and photographing them for a long time. They too I think, were watching us in return.
I love the polar bear habitat as well. This guy looks like he is ready for a good nap though, it was a warm afternoon so we just snapped a few photos and moved on.
This grizzly bear was very active, no nap time for this guy. He paced constantly and it was a bit challenging to get a good photo. Then all of a sudden, he sat up against this tree and looked right at my camera as if to say "go ahead and take my picture". This is one of my favorites of the day.
I have to say, I went a bit crazy chasing peacocks all over the zoo, every time I saw one, I was in hot persuit. This ended up getting me some great shots.
They were so friendly too, they would come right up to everyone.....looking for food of course, which is always a good reason but none the less, it helped me get some sweet picture of them.