Saturday, April 24, 2010

Weekend Reflections #31

My first Weekend Reflections post. I hope I have the time to do this each week and I hope this is enough of a reflection for this theme.

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Spring Is In The Air

I love Spring. Everything just comes to life, the weather is perfect, everything is green and beautiful. What a perfect time of the year. These were taken at one of my favorite spots, Descanso Gardens in La Canada/Flintridge, California. One of the things I love about this places is that the life there is seasonal and there is always something new to see.

I love this photo above because of the shadows created by the shade of the trees. Isn't it beautiful - the light and contrasts against all of the pretty green grass and leaves?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

This was taken at Bonelli Park. Anyone who has visited my blog knows this park is right up the street from me so I have a lot of photos of this lake.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Watery Wednesday #84

I hope I haven't shared these photos in one of my others blogs. These are shots from my trip to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. At this time of the year while everything is green from the rain, it is absolutely gorgeous there! I never ran out of wonderful things to photograph and there was plenty of water.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Today's Flowers - Magnolias

It's been a while since I've been able to participate in Today's Flowers. I'm glad I got a chance to post and visit this week!

These were taken last month at one of my favorite spots, Descanso Gardens in La Canada/Flintridge, California. There were magnolia blossoms everywhere!

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My World Tuesday - Photo Tour/The Giraffes

My world right now is still focused on my trip to the San Diego Wild Animal Park last week. I had such a great time, just me and my camera that I'm still reeling from all of the photos I took and at how beautiful the who park was. I can't wait to go back and would love to before summer sets in and the heat starts turning everything brown.

On my way back from training in San Diego, I stopped at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I actually splurged and took the photo tour. I thought it would feel a little like being on safari. It was great but it really wasn't worth the $90 they charge. That's too much for what you get. I don't regret doing it but I don't think I would do it again. Entirely too much money.

Anyhoo, it was still cool to get a closer look at the animals and it was an amazing experience to watch the giraffes come right up to the truck and stick their heads in looking for the leaves they would be fed. If you've got the money to "splurge" I would recommend it just for the experience. Still, they really need to drop that price.

My hat's off to the tour guide. She was full of interesting information about the animals and the park. Can't wait to post more of my photos from my trip to SDWAP and this photo tour.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nesting Season

I hope you won't get sick of my San Diego Wild Animal Park photos. It was such a joy to shoot photos there, especially of the birds. I believe they're so used to people they're not flightly and fidgety. It's actually pretty easy to believe that some of them are hams and actually enjoy having their photo taken.

Its nesting season. Most of the birds were paired up and building nests.

Butterflies - SDWAP

These are butterflies from the butterfly exhibit at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I can't get over how many photos I took and not just of the butterflies. Personally, I can't wait to go back again. I could stay there all day...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Watery Wednesday

I haven't had a lot of time to post lately but I'm going to try to find the time because I have so many photos to post. I was in San Diego for training last week and I had the chance to visit the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Wow! It's been a long, long time since I was there and I had so much fun with my camera. I'll let the photos speak for themselves....

These are just a few, and I do mean just a few of the photos I took. Some of these birds really just stood there and posed for you.

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