Sunday, June 6, 2010

Zebras and Flowers

When I woke up Saturday morning, I had the desire to visit the Oakland Zoo, a zoo that I have not been to since I was a little girl. When I drove up to the gate to pay the car parking fee, I felt giddy inside and could not remove the smile from my face.

One thing I do appreciate about myself is that I truly have no problem revisiting a place, a time, an experience with the eyes of a child. I hope this never leaves me. My gut tells me I will always have this quality. I will one day be the little old lady, with the same childlike qualities and fine and deep wrinkles with just the right amount of agelessness that is revealed in my smile and in my eyes.

And the little girl says, "Mom, is this the jungle?"

The mom replies, "It's not the jungle. It's just the zoo."


keiko amano said...


The first photo of a red flower is just stunning! It was a coincidence. The day I saw it, I had taken a similar photo in my walk. I hope to show it to you later on.

Zebra has such a distinct design. Three zebras and three trees surely make it picturesque.

Rebb said...

Keiko,I was captivated by the red flower. I'm glad the photo came out so well. I hope to see the photo you took later on (the bamboo too). I love taking photos. I just bought a new camera that I saw in a sales ad. I can't wait to try it out. It's supposed to be able to take close ups of flowers really good.

Zebras are an amazing act of nature. I'm glad you like the photo.