2.25.2014

Let's Go To The Zoo

I decided to show you a few of my favorite pictures from the Abilene, Texas Zoo.

I would love to raise flamingos. I just haven't figured out how to afford the shrimp they eat to make them pink and if they weren't pink they wouldn't be nearly as cool.

This was one of those warm bright wonderful winter days and we had a blast.

We got to feed the giraffes



This guy below looked so calm and relaxed, but then . . .

I think he decided to pose for me . . . or . . . he might have been thinking, "lunch"

There were some wonderful saltwater tanks to see




we saw lots of reptiles (the turtles are my favorite in this class)



Ducks are one of my favorite animals to photograph because they are so good at posing for me.

I could have had some peacocks with my house when we bought it but I just didn't think I could stand to listen to them cry "help" all night. They are so beautiful that I hated it but my neighbors were so grateful.

I hope you enjoyed this little peak at the Abilene Zoo.
Until Next time
Debbie

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27 comments:

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Oh I am so glad you're sticking it out! You just made my day! I love the zoo pictures! You are an excellant photographer....I love your angles and placement. Did you study photography?

I'm going to head off to bed now, but I will check back to read/see more. Again, I'm so glad you're back~
♥,Lilly

Liz said...

Oh My Goodness! I can't you believe you would quit when you have such a great start!. You just need to play in a couple of the blog games. Pink Saturday would be great for you. Your blog is darling and your photos are great! Just remember it's supposed to be fun.

Hang in there!
~Liz

Kelly B said...

That would be so neat to see!! There is supposed to be a place around Huntsville here in Northern Alabama with exotic animals. I will have to take my kids there when it is warm enough. Thanks for this post!! My kids will thank you as well!! :)

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures - I've never seen flamingos with the red on them! And I've always been a sucker for the big cats! Glad you're sticking with the blog - I'm a follower!

LWHPA said...

Glad you decided to keep up this blog...It is one of my favorites that you do...I loved the story about our little hometown in one of the first blogs you posted...It was a great walk down memory lane...I had flash backs to the first time I saw you and your little black bikini...WOW...I liked it a lot...Oh sorry honey, I forgot others can read these comments...LOL... Debbie's Husband

Chandy said...

Hello Debbie,

How lovely the animals through the lenses of your camera! We just visited the Dallas Aquarium and we just fell in love with it! I'd love to see Abilene zoo someday! Thank you!

mbkatc230 said...

Yippee Debbie! I'm so glad you're staying. Great shots, I have a particular fondness for Mr. Lion. What a magnificent cat. And the second giraffe photo just made me giggle. Thanks for sharing these! Kathy

Loretta said...

Hi Debbie,
So happy you decided to keep posting. Hey those Flamingos would make a great Pink Saturday post. The are really beautiful but we'd be fighting for the shrimp! I love shrimp as much as they do. What wonderful creatures our God has given us to enjoy, and he gave you the gift of being able to capture them on film in all of their splendor. Blessings my friend. Hugs, Loretta

Deb said...

i love going to the zoo, haven't been in a long time, you made me feel like I was there, glad you stayed!

KBeau said...

I agree with Loretta. When I first saw those pink flamingos, I thought "Pink Saturday."

The French Bear said...

I am so glad you are keeping this blog, and thank you for sharing those delightful pictures!!!! I would love to have flamingoes too, but I think they would freeze here in Canada, like the rest of us!!!
Cheers,
Margaret B

ClassyChassy said...

Love the flamingos - maybe they put pink dye in their food, so they don't have to shell out for shrimps?

Melissa Miller said...

That is the most beautiful lion I have ever seen! Lovely photos! :)

Joyce said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful blog you have!! I am soooo glad you decided to keep it going! I look forward to visiting often!

Charli and me said...

I just love the zoo! What a great post. Thank you. Have you considered joining Blue Monday over at Sally's? You have lots of blue here to post. I think the Flamingo's are so beautiful! Yes, I wouldn't want to get to close to that lion. He just might start smacking his lips :>) I hope you have a lovely evening. I'm so glad you decided to keep your blog ♥

kymber said...

Great post - I LOVE the zoo!
These are great pictures. I have never been to Texas -would love to visit sometime.

These ladies are right. Give blogging a little time. Just write what is in your heart and people will keep returning. Friendships are made that way! I have met so many wonderful people through blogging. I look forward to reading more - so keep it coming - you are doing fine!
Blessings on your day today,
Kymber

Wanda said...

You have some really nice pictures of some beautiful animals...I think the lion was staring at you with a creased brow...maybe he was thinking "lunch!"...Thanks for your visit and very nice comment... I will be back!

Happy To Be said...

Debbie I am so glad you decided to stay ...love the Lion and the Ostrich...I use to raise Ostrichs..in fact got my first pair out of TX..I added you to my list to follow girl and thanks for being one of mine..May you have a Wonderful Easter my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Bloggers unite! So pleased you changed your mind and what a fabulous return post. I love your pictures and will be back. A x

Judanna said...

Oh how I love the zoo. Pictures are great.
Thank you, and I am feeling some better today.
Again thanks,
Judanna

Dixie said...

Debbie... I'm so glad you're sticking around. It really does take a while to find your niche... but I think you may have found it... There are lots of sweet ladies and a few nice fellows that post wonderful photos, write interesting stories and care a lot about their blogger friends... you're one of them too... keep writing about what inspires you and join in a few of the games... blue monday, pink saturday, I think there's literally something every day (don't get too stuck on that stuff though)... but join in once in a while and you'll be making new friends every day... even if they're bloggie friends...

and it appears your #1 fan, your hubby, is 100% with you! You are blessed.

Have a joyous Easter... I'm taking a little blogger break until after the holiday.

hugs from one Texas gal to another. Dixie

ann said...

abilene,my abilen.pretiedt town i've ever seen,huh?i have a fan award for you.please pick it up and give it to as many as you like...ann.it simply means i am a fan of your blog...

The Renaissance Chick said...

Busted...busted in Baylor County! Guess you are familiar with that Shooter Jennings song, huh? I don't know why you were quitting this blog, but I am so glad you didn't! I just found it today and it is my favorite of your four! I was raised in your part of the country and your pictures are wonderful! I need you to hang in there and keep posting those great pics! Okay, what in the world brought you to Seymour? I have two blogs. Please visit me at www.therenaissancechick.blogspot.com and www.moonlighthollow.blogspot.com. By the way, I found you through Debi at Talking White Trash...she is the greatest!

Malisa

Lisa said...

Now I see so much you could add to your post for pink saturday or blue monday, Maybe you should alternate which site you post to the pink saturday change it up make it interesting! I love your blogs! Glad you're back!
Hugs, Lisa

ClassyChassy said...

I tagged you to join in a blog game called ONLY 8! Check out my blog to see how to play!
Monica

Michelle said...

I love that lion photo!

Debra Howard said...

Thank you so much Michelle! It is one of my favorite animal photos.