Lights of Gratitude…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGrateful for Christmas lights and having seen so many in my life… even the ones at the White House 🙂

Eye of the Tiger

This was one of the beautiful new tigers at the DC Zoo. We were told he is a new guy and when he was first there they closed off the area so he could get accustomed to his new surroundings. At first he was just sleeping, but then he got up and gave us a show.  He went prowling around and talking to the lions in the next enclosure…

Then he played with a log…

And played some more…

Then talked some more…

It was neat to see such a powerful animal talking, playing, and observing…

 

Zoobalicious

So I knew my 200th post was coming up and I have been waiting to find something good to post about. My lovely hubby suggested I wait until after my birthday weekend as he was taking me somewhere for the day as a surprise. He told me I would have some good photos after and he was right. Friday night he took me to the Kennedy Center to see War Horse (very good show) and then Saturday my mom and her husband came and joined us for my surprise… a day at the Washington DC Zoo.

I have two favorite animals Red Pandas…

And Otters… There were a lot of new cute new babby otters.

Baby Otters

There were a lot of animals out and I got to take a lot of photos (more to come). They have improved things at the zoo including more space for the animals and more educational things for the kids.

We even got to see the momma panda that just lost her cub. She was munching on some bamboo and seemed to be happy 🙂

They even had some meerkat babies too, but they were so fast and moving I couldn’t get a good photo except of the mom. My birthday time and weekend was great fun, smiles, and joy at getting to be at the zoo and relaxing. The Kennedy Center was enjoyable too… I am blessed to have a hubby and family who can plan things for my birthday that are things I love so much 🙂