Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Good Fences #31 - A Roaring Summerlike Autumn

Good fences (in so many places) make good neighbors.  Especially at the Minnesota Zoo.  What an incredible day it was for the middle of October. Everyone experiencing the outside in Minnesota would've sworn it was July.


Except for -




Those Minnesotans living up north!  Ha! Ha! Just kidding.  We don't have a flake of snow anywhere here in Minnesota, yet!



GOOD FENCES






Here- Behind glassed area.....  Free to roam the open behind fences too!






"If you don't enter the tiger's den, how can you catch the tiger's cub?" -  Ban Chao



Nature teaches us sense and purpose, but mostly that owning a sense of humor is vital to our survival.





What did Greta the camel say to Josephine the camel?  "Should we stand up and show off our legs?"


A Zoo is one of those places where fences are not just for holding things captive, but more importantly for holding things back!  


But- when it comes to holding back in life-

"You never lose by loving.  You always lose by holding back." - Barbara De Angelis


I was reminded on this day of something my mother said years ago.  She couldn't understand how they called this a zoo, when we barely caught sight of animals!  Yet, I was able to grab a few fence photos right?


As a matter of fact, after shooting this photo, I noticed someone trying to see what in the world I was shooting here. 




"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright


"Study people, love people, stay close to people.  They will seldom ever fail you." - Me


Thanks for sharing fences with me again, good neighbor.



21 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Snow may be an uncomfortable pain the behind, but it sure makes for beautiful pictures.
~

Tanya Breese said...

you trickster! enjoyed my visit to the zoo :)

TexWisGirl said...

enjoyed the fences of various kinds - even a 'stone' fence. ;) and, yes, you had me for a second on the snow... :)

JJ said...

Answer to Ban Chao, a/k/a Honorable Sub Sandwich: "You can't." Enjoy the snow!

DeniseinVA said...

I am glad it is not snowing up there but that first photo sure is pretty. Loved all your zoo photos and those quotes on the fence. AND your quote too :). Have a great day Karen!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

We had membership to Tampa's zoological park for years...but haven't visited in ages. Need to get back. It's only blocks away.

Btw...that was a jaguar not a tiger *wink*

carolann said...

For sure needed good fences.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the first shot the best.

Cloudia said...

You never fail me, K




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, but still a great quote and my only tiger shot was behind glass! No fence!

Ruth Kelly said...

I remember years ago on October 18, we had a foot of snow drop overnight in Salt Lake City. I remember the date because it was my daughter's birthday and I had to move her party to my house because of so much snow. Nice view of the zoo.

Linda said...

LOL Karen! Good one! :) Lovely photos.

Jeanie said...

Your joke is NOT funny to those of us in Michigan! But your photos are fabulous!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I would love to hang out with you for a day. You have the best posts.

eileeninmd said...

The zoo is always a fun time.. I enjoyed your captions and funny post. Great fence shots.. Enjoy your weekend ahead!

Felicia said...

lovely selection of fence images and i love the one with the snow.

Ida said...

That snow photo was pretty but I'm so glad we aren't having snow here right now. I think fences in zoo's are necessary for sure. Too bad you didn't see many animals but you got great fence shots.

orchid Miyako said...

Great collection of fences, Karen. My husband was born in the tiger year but I don't think he's ever seen one p:-)
Oh, I smiled a lot to read you said 'someone trying to see what in the world I was shooting' (*^_^*) Actually I frequently have the same experience.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Methinks Yasmin should spend a lot of time at your zoo.

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/10/22/embarrassing-yasmin-called-rhino-what

edenhills said...

It's probably been 20 years since I visited the Minnesota Zoo. I remember it being a wonderful place. Your photos are amazing!

Carola Bartz said...

I like zoos, I've always had and I'll probably never stop to. Great photos - although that first photo gave me some shivers...