Friday, November 2, 2012

An Autumn Afternoon

To say things have been a bit hectic for me lately would be an understatement - the last several weeks, I honestly don't know whether I am coming or going...and to make things a bit more crazy, my husband has been on vacation this week. He planned to spend the majority of the week in the timber bow hunting...but truth be told, I think his plan is to completely drive me crazy - seems he has been home quite a bit and is definitely hindering my work progress. I really needed a few hours to clear my head today, so I asked him to take me to the Blank Park Zoo - I figured we could get some fresh air and enjoy a sunny, autumn afternoon... and spending a few hours of quality time with him might allow me to focus on work for a day without complaint.

I was a gorgeous afternoon - the sun was shining - it was right around 60 degrees - and there was a light breeze....a perfect day to spend at the zoo! Since it was the middle of the week and children are in school, we pretty much had the zoo to ourselves and enjoyed a leisurely walk through the park. Many of the animals thrive in this fall weather...the exhibits on display were quite active. I loved seeing the wallabies hopping around...and even captured a photo of a mama taking care of two joeys. The penguins seemed to be having the most fun of all - swimming and diving in the water...in fact, they were making me so happy, I had to record a little video (we'll see if this works, as it is my first video...fingers crossed)...

video

As always, I had my camera along and took these photos to share with you...














It was a wonderful day to spend an afternoon outside of the office...and although I felt a little guilty for taking some time away, it was much needed. I hope you are making a little time to enjoy the crisp autumn air...

6 comments:

  1. Aww sweet.."looks like you had lots of fun
    Love cucki xxx

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  2. Glad you had a good time away.
    Thanks for the pics, and the video is cute!
    Marilyn

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  3. Love the pics!
    You'll get no pity from me about your husband being home. The only alone time I get is when I go to the grocery store (or the bathroom and sometimes that's questionable). I live with him AND work with him!
    LOL....We have it rough, don't we?

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  4. You had a lovely day out! I wouldn't mind seeing all those beautiful animals in real life!

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  5. What a lovely afternoon you had with Travis at the zoo! Super pictures that you shared, Belinda!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin

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  6. Nothink like being able to go to the zoo this time of year!

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