Thursday, June 3, 2010
Audubon Zoo – New Orleans
For one of my excursions, I took a streetcar into the garden district to the Audubon Zoo. It was nice being able to sit back and look at the beautiful homes that we passed. I took pictures, but it was a challenge to capture the beauty of the homes on a moving car. The spot on Canal Street where I hopped on the streetcar felt as though I could have been in San Francisco. The long city road with street cars in both directions, some high rise buildings and hotels, workers and tourists walking--the dizziness of a big city.
Here are a few of the residents of the Audubon Zoo. They seemed happy and well cared for. Since I was there close to closing, I saw some of the animals being taken to their night quarters, and you could tell that they enjoyed their routine and had a good relationship with their keepers. It made me feel good. I felt as though I had the zoo to myself because I got there just as large groups were leaving. I actually only had two and a half hours until closing, so I had to take it in at a medium to fast pace. I wish I had more time. I missed the petting zoo and the carousel, but I had a wonderful time being so close to the animals.
I love flamingos and I don't get to see them often.
I didn't write down the name of this bird, but isn't he cute? I love his hairdo.
Moss covered trees are quite a sight. The moss is so soft like silky seaweed.
A few familiars.
Pretty flower and feathered beauties.
Happy Parrot Drum Dance. This parrot was so playful and started dancing, so I turned my camera to video.