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Our 2nd Zoo Miami Visit!

A few weeks ago, I picked up a Groupon for Zoo Miami. We had been there earlier this year and had a great time, so we figured we would go again in the fall, when it was a little cooler. Well, temperatures were unfortunately NOT COOLER but we did have a really fun time!

Here I am in my new hat! I love hats. It was so hot outside that we decided to stop at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Kendall on the way down to the Zoo and buy new hats, since I didn’t have a good one, and Adrian left his hat in Georgia when we were visiting over the summer.

#safari #selfie at the #zoo :) #miami #zoomiami #thenorthface #hat

Here are some of the beautiful animals we saw:

#zebra #animals #zoo #zoomiami #miami

Growl! #cheetah #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

Cute #turtle coming up for air at #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

LIZARD ALERT!!! We loved seeing some of the lizards in this exhibit. I thought this horned lizard was way cool.

#hornedlizard #lizard #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

Zachary humored me by taking this picture on the alligator statue. GO GATORS!

#gator boy :) #zoomiami #zoo #miami #kids

We really loved watching the giraffes – probably one of our favorite parts of the day. We did not feed them this time, it was just too crowded, but we did stay and watch them. They were fascinating to watch.

The boys watching the animals from the safari bike. #zoomiami #zoo #miami #brothers #kids

These two youngsters were “play fighting” until another giraffe (mom??) came along, and they stopped their inappropriate behavior! LOL! It reminded me of my own kids! ;)

#giraffes #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

#zebra #ostrich #giraffes #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

Favorites. #giraffes #zoomiami #zoo #miami #animals

#gorillas #zoomiami #zoo #animals #miami

Beautiful #elephants at #zoomiami  #zoo #miami #animals

We are looking forward to our next visit… however perhaps in the springtime when it’s much cooler! Despite being October, it was still too hot for me! ;)

 

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JudyOctober 17, 2014 - 10:15 am

This was wonderful to read. I love the photos & video. Your blog is “The Best”.

JanetteOctober 17, 2014 - 10:34 am

I love the picture of Zachary on the alligator. He’s way too cool for you now, mom. LOL

Meeting Clyde Butcher

Last month, I attended an exhibition and signing at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, where I met one of my nature photography idols, Clyde Butcher and saw his “Preserving Eden” exhibition! Clyde is an amazing black and white fine art photographer who specializes in capturing the most beautiful places in this country on film, particularly those here in Florida. He is very passionate about the Everglades and about public awareness of the environment.

I’ve been a huge admirer of his work for many, MANY years, and he is an inspiration to me when it comes to nature and landscape photos. I was thrilled to meet him and purchase his work, Florida Portfolio II, which I had signed.

I also had my photo taken with him as well!

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Another Crazy South Florida Lizard Spotting: Lizards at School

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my lizard posts, but I have some great lizards to share with you! These lizards were spotted at William’s preschool! The school is a treasure trove of wonderful and friendly lizards!

This huge green Cuban Knight Anole was gorgeous! Here are the best 2 pictures I got of him/her.

Saw this amazing & #beautiful #lizard outside our temple the other day! #lizards #lizardsofinstagram #wildlife #southflorida #crazysouthfloridalizardspotting #animals #reptile

Saw this amazing & #beautiful #lizard outside our temple the other day! #lizards #lizardsofinstagram #wildlife #southflorida #crazysouthfloridalizardspotting #animals #reptile

This little cutie was hanging out near the parking lot! Love how s/he was just chilling and waiting for me to take a portrait!

#pictapgo_app William & I made another new #lizard friend at temple this morning. #lizards #lizardsofinstagram #reptile #wildlife #southflorida #animals #florida #flowers

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