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Brooklyn’s Best – Prospect Park Zoo December 10, 2017

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Had another chance to spend the day working at the Prospect Park Zoo this week. The zoo looks beautiful and the collection animals active. I probably spent too much time watching the baby red panda Ban Li and and his mom, Willow. Go visit if you can.

Return to Southwick’s Zoo October 29, 2017

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I took my annual trip north to New England to visit good friends last week. We laughed, had great food, enjoyed the autumnal leaves and of course, visited a zoo or two. Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon MA is always on our list and does not disappoint. We will be back.

Sitting Ducks September 10, 2017

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The term ‘sitting ducks’ is usually not taken literally – but here you go. For those that ask me to identify my photos the following ducks are featured today. Chinese Mandarins, Spectacled and Common Eiders, Red-breasted Mergansers, Harlequins, Marbled Teal, White-headed, Pink-eared, Falcated, Philippine, Ruddy shelducks, Long-tailed, Scaly sided Mergansers, Pygmy geese (really ducks) and Baer’s Pochard. All of these photos were taken at the Central Park Zoo and the mature ducks can be seen today at the  Zoo.
I will be running my seventh annual October (think pumpkins) photo series experience at the Central Park Zoo on Sun, Oct 29, 2017 from 8:30AM – 10:00AM. It is filling up fast. For tickets click here.

Prospect Park Zoo, Summer 2017 July 23, 2017

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo was the zoo of my childhood and whenever I visit I get a few fond flashbacks. On this visit, I remembered there was an elephant named ‘Judy’ – so I googled it. Oh dear – sometimes, the outcome of a google search is not very good news. But, it was a long time ago and zoos were very different back then. My memory of Judy the elephant still remains sweet. Go visit!

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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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