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While wandering around the Sacramento Zoo, just as in any zoo, there are flowering plants everywhere! I wanted to share these lovely gems with you that stopped to admire!

Matilija Poppies

Matilija Poppies

Canna

Canna

Pretty Unknownikis

Pretty Unknownikis

African Iris

African Iris

Lillies

Lillies

Mid-flight between visits to many flowers

Mid-flight between visits to many flowers

Trumpet vine

Trumpet vine

I hope that you enjoyed these! Have a peaceful Saturday! And, thank you for taking the time to drop on by!

Be well! ^..^

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When we went to visit the Sacramento Zoo we made a stop inside the reptile house. We saw some amazing creatures, one of which won the 2014 Pretty Feet Contest! Here are some of the other critters we saw there!

An alligator reflected

An alligator reflected

A gooey looking frog!

A gooey looking frog!

Amazing snake skin

Amazing snake skin

One heck of an orange frog!

One heck of an orange frog!

A lovely tortoise!

A lovely tortoise!

Such beautiful colors on this gecko!

Such beautiful colors on this gecko!

Black and blue all over!

Black and blue all over!

One of the resident lizards

One of the resident lizards

The halloween frog!

The halloween frog!

Neat – huh? Stay tuned for reptiles from here in the Sierra Foothills! We have recently been visited by quite a number!

Have a great Saturday, and thank you for stopping by! Be well – B

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I am sitting outside the chimpanzee enclosure at the Sacramento Zoo waiting to do an interview. The younger ones seem to feel the world revolves around them. True for the humans too, but the old guy: He knows what life is all about. As I wait to interview him, I am told to stand back and give him a moment.

A quiet moment

A quiet moment

Then I am ushered in. There is a bit of tension. The old man that I am to interview…told me to take this next photo but I should not mention that he is an old man…

The old man

The old man

He looks over at me. “So, did I win the pretty feet contest for 2014?”

I tell him that he won second place. He grins and he says, “Maybe because I gave the finger?”

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

A smile spreads across his face. He tells me, “I’ll be good for a photo if you want to take it…No giving the finger!”

No finger here!

No finger here!

“What advice would you give to the younger generation?” I ask him.

“Be nice to others. When you do, you will be rewarded,” he says.

Mom always said be nice to others and you will get rewarded!

Mom always said be nice to others and you will get rewarded!

“Hang on just a sec, and thanks for the nuts! They look so good, I just have to have a bite,” he says.

Hang on a sec I need to have a quick bite!

Hang on a sec I need to have a quick bite!

“Now I think you are supposed to talk to one of the younger ones. Hey, Clyde! Yeah, you! Clyde! Talk to this woman!”

Clyde looks over at me.

He grumbles a bit and asks, “So, you wanna talk to me?” And he poses…

You wanna talk to me?

You wanna talk to me?

“Now I heard rumor Clyde, that there is a young gal here who is interested in you. What do you have to say to that?” I ask.

“Are you kidding me? She likes me?” he responds.

She said she likes me?

She said she likes me?

“That’s the word on the street,” I respond.

“You know, my Mama, and this is something maybe a Mama would only say, tells me that I am a good catch! She really likes me?”

“That’s the word on the street!”

She thinks I am a good catch!

She thinks I am a good catch!

He looks over at his buddy and whispers, “She likes me! How about that?”

Then he humbly tells me that he really is a nice guy! His mother is to blame he says. He also says that there are not many around who are as nice as he is. Then a huge smile spreads across his face and he says, “Wow! I am really digging this! What could be better? I feel really happy right now!  Mama always told me that I have a face to be loved!” He looks at me with a silly grin on his face, finger pointing…And he says, “Isn’t this a face to be loved?”

Mama always told me that this is a face to love!

Mama always told me that this is a face to love!

My interview, I am told, is at an end. I get escorted out. The interviewees, well, they are in a huddle having one heck of a major conversation! One without me!

I hope that you have enjoyed this interview! I do feel lucky that I was given the opportunity! The interview: This took place at the Sacramento Zoo. Since doing this interview, I have heard that these chimpanzees are waiting with bated breath to see this post…

To the boys I interviewed: You were great! I fell in love with each of you! I hope that we can get together again!

Rumor has it they want to get together again soon. I heard that the old man and Clyde are looking forward to it! I was told that maybe I should wear something pink…What? Wear something pink?

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There were five giraffes at the Sacramento Zoo. For $3.00 you could feed a giraffe. Or, you could still stand close enough to get some good photos, which I did! There was one that was off in the distance that kept eye contact with me. I felt he was listening to me as I spoke softly and only to him. He is the feature photo. The others are the rest that I got to observe and enjoy! I hope that you will enjoy these critters too!

I spoke to this giraffe and asked him to raise his ears for me so that I could get a good photo of him. He finally did, and I was rewarded with this lovely face!

Giraffe face

Giraffe face

This one, heard me speaking too, but was very shy about having its photo taken!

Camera shy

Camera shy

I will have to say, that these creatures have the most amazing patterns on their fur. Think of it as freckles just like we have only theirs are a bit more uniform. But they are still freckles!

Amazing pattern on the coat

Amazing pattern on the coat

I was able to catch this shot of a young gal around 6 squealing with joy as she fed this giraffe!

Being hand fed

Being hand fed

The giraffe was happy too and licked his lips as his finished the tasty morsel!

Licking his chops

Licking his chops

This fellow was saying a lot to me. Can you see it too?

A soulful eye

A soulful eye

As a tribute to this enclosure was a lovely statue depicting a giraffe. I focused on its face.

A lovely statue

A lovely statue

This is the largest animal at the Sacramento Zoo. There were no elephants, rhinos, or hippos, but there was a lot to see! We had a good time! There are more photos to come as I recuperate from my treatment, so stay tuned!

Thank you for dropping by and be well!

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