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A lovely Saturday...

     Unsurprisingly, considering all the birthday food that came my way this week, my weight was up when I got on the scale this morning. Almost a pound higher! Which is a nice 'break' from the slow summertime descent.

     I have been looking forward to this weekend for a while, and for one reason: Pixar's Wall-E. Got to see it today, and greatly enjoyed myself. Who besides Pixar could make a cockroach cute?!

     Weekends are wonderful because they bring extra time for stuff: in this case, finally finishing naming my zoo photos from Monday. I also uploaded a few, in case anyone was interested:
     Bluejay at the bird feeder in the Minnesota Trail
     Swan family out on the small lake
     A grizzly at the new exhibit who was really enjoying the water AND all the attention

I also uploaded a bunch of butterfly photos from the butterfly garden. I'm tempted to go back sometime this summer because it was so gorgeous in there...and my prior trips to the zoo had been in spring/fall/winter when it wasn't open.


     Having far too much fun with book 4 reading/editing today, best remind myself there ARE other things on my to-do list! =)

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On June 29th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Thanks for sharing the photos. They were fabulous! The bluejay was especially stunning--I've never seen anything like it. The shot of the swan was great (although always a little weird to see the adults in white) and the bear was adorable.

The butterflies were quite stunning too. I can see why you'd want to go back. The montage was a great idea--they did look like quite different butterflies.

Glad to hear that you are enjoying your weekend.
On June 29th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Happy to hear you enjoyed them! Bluejays are so iridescent they're a treat--especially on the rare occasions I've found a fallen feather.

That is funny about the swans. Seeing my first black swans in Florida felt delicious and exotic.

Thanks for looking! =)
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On June 29th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
Oooh, such marvellous photos! Thanks for sharing, me dear! 'tis good to hear that your weekend is going well and that you're enjoying your reading/editing so much. ^-^

Bluejays are pretty creatures and I love looking at butterflies... It's so easy to see why they're associated with souls. *sighs* Such splendid wonderful colours on all of them... I think the Banded orange butterly might be my favourite.
On June 29th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Butterflies are striking, aren't they? I can just imaging Copper chasing one of the Julias around. It was fun watching how they fly in there, with so many to watch.

Glad you enjoyed them, and I hope your weekend is going well too!
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On June 30th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
THE PHOTOS WERE GREAT. WAS THIS TAKEN WITH YOUR NEW CAMERA?
I LOVE THE BLUEJAY ONE IT IS STRIKING AND THE BUTTERFLIES WERE STUNNING. WONDERFUL
TO SEE THE SWALLOWTAIL REMINDS ME OF AL THE ONES WE SAW UP AT THE N SHORE.
THE POSTMAN BUTTERFLY IS MY FAVORITE, SO STRIKING.

BABY SWANS ARE ADORABLE.


THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE PHOTOS.
On June 30th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Nope, I might be waiting a loooooong time yet for the new camera to ship.

But I'm glad you enjoyed them! I really like the Postman butterfly too, which was why I was determined to find out the name. They're from the Amazon.

The cygnets were a treat to watch--I should have taken a movie and not just 8 photos!

Glad you enjoyed them!