A Trip to the Zoo

Drinking fountain at the Greenville Zoo

Drinking fountain at the Greenville Zoo

Yesterday, we drove down to Greenville, South Carolina, to the zoo. It’s only about an hour away, but it’s all downhill so it was hot. In the Smokies, we’ve been having a bit of a heat wave and the temperatures have been in the high 70s and low 80s, but in Greenville yesterday, it was over 90. Many of the animals were stretched out in the deepest shade and were difficult to photograph – both because of the low light and because of wire or acrylic barriers.

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8 responses to “A Trip to the Zoo

  1. Very nice zoo and special photos!

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    • Ann

      Thank you! The photos were a challenge – especially the snake. There wasn’t much light and I was shooting through glass that wasn’t very clean.

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  2. nevertheless you did a wonderful job! That drinking fountain is delightful!!

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  3. at least i hope that conditions (weather) were somewhat ‘normal/tolerable’ for the inmates? did i mention that my (our) self-identity as a caretaker of certain others has been very altered by (drumroll4M-fa-siss) ‘donating’ Bruce to a sort of Zoo/children’s nature center in nearby Fruita. He (they are sure she’s a he) has become a major attraxion there. i’ve been by twice to visit … sorta sadd

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    • sad 4 me: bruce has the run of the place, so to speak, and as far as one can tell what a tortoise ‘feels’ — seems quite okay with the new arrangement.

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    • Ann

      Most of the animals were from tropical or subtropical climates, so they seemed to be handling the heat much better than us humans.
      Keep reminding yourself that Bruce has a great home now – especially in the winter. You really did what was best for him.

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  4. Lovely photos. My favorite is the first photo.

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