Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving Break

This first shot is of Cedar's nose, and has nothing to do with Thanksgiving...except that I'm thankful for Cedar being so cute...


On Wednesday, we went to the Bronx Zoo...WOW!!! You can get so close to the beasties it's amazing...



The tiger was one of the first things that we saw...



If you look really closely, you can see the tiger hidden in the leaves in this shot...his natural camouflage helps him blend in...


One of our favorite stops the whole day was the mouse house...it had rodents from all over the world...from the very tiny to the enorm-mouse...



Gail liked looking this reticulated python in the eye...it was about 20 feet long, and tracked us when we moved in front of the glass...


Ben hitched a ride on D's shoulders on the way out...we stopped by the bird house which was unexpectedly awesome...



On Thanksgiving day, we cooked in the morning while waiting for family...14 people came to supper...Ben loves marshmallowing the sweet-potatoes...



Ben and D and Brad were all quite dashing...


Here Ben can be seen explaining something to his great-grandmother, but I'm not sure what...


This is the spread that we ended up enjoying...it, and the company, was a delight...



Ben loves Captain Ketchup and he loves Brad...the two together make for a great time to be savored...



We all watched "The Pirates of Penzance", a longtime favorite of our family...we can (and often do) sing each and every segment of what must be the best Gilbert and Sullivan play ever...


Ben's Anti-Sarah can be seen here taking an important phone call from the IBWWFI (International Brotherhood of Where's Waldo Fans and Impersonators)...


Friday, Muz and D took us to the Big Apple Circus...it was awesome...here Ben and D can be seen clowning around before the start of the show...



This is a cool shot of D and Ben during a spectacular horse show...the horses were precision-trained, and ran by the guys with about 18 inches of clearance...



Saturday we headed out to Brooklyn to visit Sarah and Cynthia's new place, and had an awesome day! We went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, enjoyed a festival of popcorn, watched some questionable foreign sci-fi, played Mahjong, and went out to a spectacular restaurant in their fabulous neighborhood...


A pretty shot of a gorgeous part of the BBG...



The bonsai exhibit is breathtaking...some of these amazing plants (pieces of art?) are hundreds of years old...


The various pines were my favorite of the bonsais...



A sweet orchid and epiphyte room held tons of beautiful flowers and plants...



The desert room was also cool, although some of the spiky plants were a little to angry-looking for me...they seemed as though they might be able to jump at you...



In a temperate-climate room, this cork plant grabbed my eye...


There were still some roses in the rose garden segment of the BBG on our walk home...it was a beautiful afternoon and a nearly perfect day...


1 comment:

nature girl said...

Great photos. I love men in neckties!