Friday, May 27, 2016

This and That

Kids and Drums

1. Last Saturday the Houston Zoo opened early for its annual family Spring fling.
It's always more fun if you go with little kids. 
Face painting, slides, jump ropes, hula hoops, a DJ and zoo animals.


2. Then there are the animal ambassadors.
This is Winston and he is a Juliana Pig.
He's a big favorite with the kids and adults.


 The Dingos have only been at the Houston Zoo for about 8 months.
The wild dog of Australia.
Did you know the Dingo is a separate taxonomy from the dog?


This is Charlie the Chuckwalla.
The Chuckwalla is one of the largest of the  native American reptiles. 
Charlie is very handsome!

3. Because it was so early, before the zoo opened to the public,
we had the African Forest and the gorillas to ourselves.

The bachelor group was outside and entertaining us.
They can sure move fast!

Western Lowland Gorilla

4. This is a pretty time of year at the zoo.
Before it gets too hot and humid and the flowers are blooming.



5. I finished crocheting a baby blanket.
It's one of my favorite patterns - quick, easy- and looks fancy!
You can find the free pattern here.

Baby Afghan

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

I'm joining:

Willy Nilly Friday

Five on Friday

Random Five Friday


Anonymous said...

Great randoms! And the it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Maggid said...

Chuckwalla made super attractive through your great photography.

Dingos? I thought they were family pets. Shows what i don't know.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome critters and love the flowers. Charlie the Chuckwalla is cool. Happy Friday, enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

podso said...

The zoo looks like a good one! The drums or whatever they are in the first picture are beautiful and so full of color.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great morning spent at the zoo...don't you just love when you have the place almost to yourselves?! loved the animals and the kids! i do like that baby blanket! great job! thank you so much for linking and have a wonderful memorial weekend!

riitta k said...

What a joyful post! I loved Winston! It would be lovely to have him as a pet :))

mamasmercantile said...

A really great five, such a wonderful place to visit. I loved the baby blanket.

Tom said...

Cute drummers, pets galore, flowers and your handiwork, that about covers it.

Crimson Kettle said...

Looks like you had a great time at the zoo, just the place to get great photos! :-)

Sharon Koole said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Have a great weekend

Ida said...

Wonderful post.
Loved the Children Drumming - So cute.
Fun to see the Pig, The Dingo's & the Chuckwalla (cool name).
Oh the Gorilla's aren't they handsome.
Such pretty flowers.
Looks like the baby blanket is coming along nicely.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's a great way of providing unstealable public drums!

Michelle said...

Before the zoo opens sounds like a fun time to be there. I like the pig the best!

Anonymous said...

Nice, thank you for this gift

Lilly's Mom said...

The visit to the zoo looks fabulous and lots of fun, too! My, what a beautiful baby blanket you created. I'm sure it will be cherished. Wishing you a wonderful, fun filled weekend. Hugs, Pat

Mac n' Janet said...

Always enjoy a visit to the zoo, chuckwallas, for some unknown reason, have always been a favorite of mine.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great time for the zoo! The baby blanket is very pretty.

Tomoko said...

Nice to see you again,Snap!
Looks like you had a fun time with those animals. You took them very expressively.
Nice blanket with a good pattern and blue color!
Have a good day.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It looks like a great zoo for all ages Snap - those children are enjoying it!
Winston is a sweetie, what a great photo.
I love your baby blanket, it will be treasured!

handmade by amalia said...

The little ones look to be enjoying themselves. How could they not? It's the ZOO.

Marie C said...

Fabulous shots of these wonderful animals and flowers, the kids playing at the zoo. A trip at the zoo is always such a joy!

Barb said...

I didn't know that about Dingos. They remind me of skinny Shepherds. I love Charlie - very handsome wrinkles and coloring. Enjoy your blooms.

Robin Follette said...

Charlie the chuckwalla looks content being held. I'd never heard of a chuckwalla. He's kind of cute!

Lorrie said...

Great photo of the pig wandering about on a leash. Those children look like they are having the best time! So much fun.

Patty said...

What a wonderful visit! I wish we lived closer to a zoo but do have a local wildlife park that is a close second. I particularly loved seeing the Dingos.

Anonymous said...

Love all those beautiful animal images. The dingos are amazing!

b"E"th ( : edwards said...

gorgeous blooms. love the lizard. what fun! have a lovely week! ( :

eclectichomelife said...

Just love that first photo, full of joy and happiness