I finally got around to finding the time for a photo for Becky’s Squares–better late than never! It’s a fun way to share and see our photos in a new way. I love all the posting her squares generate. https://beckybofwinchester.com/2022/02/26/the-square-odds-26/
Earlier this month I posted some Bright Babies I found. I went searching for them this week and found them much, much bigger. As I was photographing them, the family came right up to me. Springtime is definitely bright with all the new life!
This is for Becky’s April Squares with the theme “Bright”. It’s been a fun and inspiring month!
After these pandemic lockdowns, it’s so good to be able to go to my favorite places again. We have a little zoo in Santa Ana where I love to hang out for an hour or so. Lots of big trees, walking trails, and interesting critters. After re-opening I saw an article in our local paper, the Orange County Register, and it seems the animals miss us too. Well, at least Lou did! Here’s an excerpt:
After almost two months apart, some of the animals seemed as happy to see the visitors as the visitors were to see the animals.
Education Specialist Terri Hernandez put on an educational show, Critters for Conservation, one of two featured during the day, with an assemblage of animals including a boa constrictor and a hedgehog. Lou, 38, a blue-and-yellow macaw and the oldest resident of the zoo, squawked loudly and disruptively from his perch during the show. At one point Lou had to be removed and taken backstage.
“He’s very jealous,” Hernandez told her laughing audience of grown-ups and children. “He thinks all the people came here to see him.”
After the show Hernandez said the primates and parrots were probably most affected by the shutdown.
Lou thrives around people, she said. “When we were closed he’d get quiet and then demanding, screaming for attention when he’d see workers go by.”
Employees would take him on walks through the zoo to keep him happy and entertained because “large parrots are said to have the intellect and emotional development of a 3-year-old,” Hernandez said.Screams, squawks and smiles: Animals, humans reunite as Santa Ana zoo reopens – Orange County Register (ocregister.com)
This post is for Becky’s April Squares “Bright”. Here’s a link to her Brightness
Our local Regional Park has some new little goslings and they are adorable! They’re perfect for Becky’s Squares challenge for April “Bright”. Lots of perkiness and brightness here!
This is for April Squares “Bright” at Beckyb of Winchester.
At our local park, I turned around and was confronted by this inquisitive bird just a foot or so away.
He was checking out my phone to see if there were any snacks for him. Once he’d looked it and me over, he turned and walked on.
These beautiful birds are so bold and so full of personality! And so fun to look at.
On a walk at one of our local regional parks, I saw these woodpeckers hanging out at the base of two branches. Then I noticed they had created a watering hole.
I moved in slowly so I could get a close shot. It was lots of fun to watch them having a morning drink. Finally, just one was left.
This is another contribution to Becky’s January Squares. We’re nearing the end of the month already!
Continuing with January’s Squares, I found this adorable jump in my photo collection. When Layla was placed on this see-saw, I could see she was not having it. Luckily I had my camera at the ready to capture her lift-off!
Here’s the link to Becky’s Squares. This such a fun project!
A few years ago, my sister and her family got a new puppy. To get a sense of his size, she sent me photos with the tv remote next to him over the next few months.
This is for Becky’s January Squares. I’d actually made these squares at the time to show our Mom but rediscovered them as I was going through my archives. It’s too fun not to share.
Same remote, same dog. Just growing up!
Here’s a link to Becky’s site
At the park late last Spring, I saw this family of ducklings swimming in the pond. Once everyone was all tired and fed, the Mom herded them to the shore and everyone settled in for a nap.
This is for Becky’s January Squares with the topic of UP. I love the images bloggers are sharing; it’s fun to see the creativity.
I’m having a lot of fun looking through my images for anything related to Becky’s January Squares theme “UP”. I’d forgotten about this critter I saw last March during our first week of COVID lockdown. I’m always amazed at how they can cling to anything in any position!
Linked to Becky’s January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/08/square-up-8/