Lost Wayfarer Is shining is all her individuality and GREATNESS!
March 2, 2012
I was so excited about going to the Columbus Zoo. I was up at 5:30 a.m. on April 1, 2012. My friends were picking me up until 8:30 but I had to work on my screenplay for Script Frenzy, so I was up and motivated.
It was exciting. I got my little elephant bookbag, because I was going to the zoo and I might as use that instead of a purse. LOL.
I got my digital camera out the night before (March 31, 2012). Recharged the batteries, but realized I couldn’t find book to learn how much space I had on it nor, could I find connection cord so I could download the photographs of my cats off of it. So I had to decide on to take it to the zoo with me.
We had a wonderful time laughing and chatting as we went down to Powell, Ohio (where the Columbus Zoo is actually at)
I took about 60 photographs, and not all of them were of animals! I had about 15 of them of various blooms and flowers throughout the zoo. My friends were laughing and me and telling me to stop taking pictures of flowers or I was going to run out of room for the animals.
I enjoyed everything I saw, but the animals that I seemed to enjoy the most was the aviaries (Other then the elephants, beacuse I will always LOVE the elephants!) which were filled with lovely birds as I was so close to them and they almost seemed tame. I love birds. This trip to the Zoo was so much better then going alone, which I did quite a few years ago. I told my friends, I hoped to be going again sometime this year with the Cowboy and his girls. I am sure it will be even more fun with two little giggly girls.
It was great to see so many animals, yet kind of saddening to see such small enclosures for most of the animals. I noticed it at the elephant enclosure. I love elephants and it was the first animal we saw. My friend, J., decided it would be the first one. She knew that I love them. It was lovely to watch 2 adult Asian females and the little yearling male Asian elephant. The male was just growing his tusks out a little. It was funny when the “baby” wanted to play. The mother started playing with him, and was pushing him around and he was loving it. Then he walked over to the other female and started playing with her with a stick.
It was when they were playing I realized how small the enclosure was. It made sad to realize that. But I did enjoy watching them. We saw a Red panda, (They are so cute in the face), a black bear, a brown bear, the manatees, the polar bears, a wolverine and tons of other animals.
I had such an enjoyable time. All three of us were complaining about either out legs, hips or feet hurting from all the walking we did. My pedometer said I walked over 5 miles that day!
Photograph: The “Baby” male Asian elephant and the other female Asian elephant playing at the Columbus Zoo. Taken April 1, 2012