Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Snow Day…

It's not too often that we get actual snow out here in Tucson—at least not down in the city. But this morning, after 2 straight days of rain, we woke up to this.

I realize it's nothing special for those in cold climates, but it's a lot of fun out here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Day at the Zoo…

Lindsay and I spent a beautiful Superbowl Sunday at Reid Park Zoo here in Tucson looking at all the animals and plants. I know I'm not supposed to like zoos, however I think they have a lot to offer people as well as overall health and caring for animals in this world. This zoo is known for its anteaters but has many other very fun animals. The otters were probably the most fun followed by my favorite the Jaguars. They are black but you can clearly see their spots when you get up close to them.

They have a couple of walk-in aviaries and I spotted this little guy waving hello! He is a spoon-billed somethingorother. Kind of looked like a flamingo in the trees.

These two parrots were squawking about and I caught them in the middle of an agitated argument.

Lindsay fed the giraffe a couple of little biscuits and was astonished at the amount of slobber this guy put out. Yuck! They have such beautiful eyes though. But long blue tongues!