May 8, 2007

SPC: On the Street


May on the SPC is all about photos from the street, which for a person who hardly leaves the house is pretty challenging! I work from home and so, most days I am busy here, not out in the big bad world! So this month I will push myself to venture outside, and click a pic!

Last weekend we took a trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo. The views were amazing, but I have to say that the animals all seemed on the depressed side, which made me feel very conflicted. I haven't been to a zoo in easily 15 years, and was so excited to get to see the Flamingos and Giraffes (My FAVORITES!) but really the zoo was sad and the animals were so restricted. Each individual habitat did not seem suited to the specific animal. Rather that they had just squeezed in enough areas so that they could have the standard variety of animals to qualify as a "Zoo". It made me sad to see the lions and gorillas in itty bitty spaces.

The penguins, however, had no problems. They were all diving and swimming like crazy. Their tank was huge and they were active and so fun. One actually tried to chew my sleeve through the glass. It was hysterical. I really enjoyed watching them go!

So leaving the house isn't so scary, I'll admit it! Maybe I'll get out onto the street again this week . . . . LOL

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7 comments:

Jeremy Stockwell said...

Way to go getting several penguins in the shot. Would have been easy to blow out the background, too. A well-done exposure.

madness rivera said...

That's great. I love your expression.

Angela said...

Wooo I love it! The zoo is such a wonderful place! Great that you decided to go there! Thanks for sharing the experience with us!
*HUGS*

DiDiGalDecor said...

Love your stuff. Congrats on the OPEN exhibit. We will both be at SoCo Bazaar, I look forward to meeting you. I bought some bookplates off your Etsy shop for an Xmas present, beautiful stuff.

stilettoheights said...

that photo is wonderful, wonderful.

Jamie said...

What a wonderful photo! I love that this is also "the street" for the penguins! hehe

M said...

This is such a fun picture!