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Cincinnati Zoo – mini-zoocation ends and my camera dies June 11, 2017

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Our mini-May Zoocation finale was at the Cincinnati Zoo. It was a rainy, bleak day and after one click, my camera died. We tried triage to no avail. After a small ‘woe is me’ breakdown I took out my iPhone 6s. All of the photos in today’s montage were taken with my smart phone. I like the Cincinnati Zoo (second visit) but the weather caused many of the animals to be indoors. Despite not seeing adorable baby hippo, Fiona, we had a great time. PS – they have the best insect house we have even seen.

 

Mother’s Day – 2017 May 14, 2017

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, caregivers, nurturers, pamperers, surrogates and loving coddlers out there. Our mother, Lillian Wolfe, is long gone, but her advice, warnings and general ‘Lili-isms’ live on in our daily lives.  She taught us to laugh at life, to think, to question authority, to march, to protest – to fight the good fight. She also gave  us our moral compass – one glance from Lillian told us instantly whether our behavior was acceptable or not – and I got a lot of glances.  My sister Terry and I remember many childhood events differently but we both agree that our mother was a  pistol. Here’s to Lillian Wolfe – she formed and informed what we are today.

Peek-a-Boo, I See You. April 30, 2017

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Prospect Park Zoo – End of March April 2, 2017

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This week’s return visit to the zoo of my childhood was fun-filled and colorful. Prospect Park Zoo never disappoints. Go visit!

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow January 8, 2017

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1/3/14

While recovering from knee replacement surgery (ouch) I continue to recycle some of my older Sunday photo montages until I am back in camera ready action. NYC got about six inches of snow this weekend and it reminded of our first big snow back in 2014.firstbigsnow2014

Expressive Faces December 11, 2016

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6389Week four of replay Sunday photo montages as my knee continues to heal. Here is a fun one from 2010.expressions

Roger Williams Park Zoo November 13, 2016

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10/29/16

Zoo # 2 on our New England mini-zoocation was Providence, Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo. It has been a very long time since I had been to this zoo. It was the zoo of my RISD college days, where as young, art student, I would go to draw their amazing animals. Much has changed and it was fun to be back. They have a fabulous Jack-O-Lantern spectacular each year and we were lucky to be able to get to see it. A special shout out to PJ Jones, Animal Care Manager and Director Jeremy Goodman, DVM for taking such good care of us.rogerwilliams

Southwick’s Zoo – 2016 November 6, 2016

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10/28/16

For those that missed last week’s While at the Zoo I have a good excuse. I was in New England on my annual mini-zoocation to visit great friends, a few zoos and see those gorgeous New England fall leaves. Two out of three ain’t bad. The leaves were past peak but the zoos were terrific as was seeing my friends. Happy NYC Marathon to all (especially my three friends who are participating – go Alison, Tara and Lionel).southwicks2016

Toledo Zoo – Summer 2016 September 11, 2016

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8/19/16

Our whirlwind visit to Michigan, Indiana and Ohio winds up at the Toledo Zoo where several of my good friends now work. It is always fun to visit this terrific zoo, share new adventures and see an amazing collection. This has been a great end of summer mini-zoocation.tzoo

Potawatomi Zoo and Reunion September 4, 2016

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8/20/16

This was my third visit to the Potawatomi Zoo in just 17 months. My good friend Josh Sisk was the General Curator during this time. How could I resist visiting him and watching his curatorial creativity come to life at this beautiful 23 acre space in South Bend, Indiana? Josh is now headed to a new adventure in Los Angeles and the plan was conceived to visit him one last time combined with a fun reunion with the gang from Toledo and East Lansing. The lure of seeing three week old Amur leopard cubs was the icing on the cake. See you soon, Josh.POTAREUNION