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The zookeeper conference this year was in Memphis, meaning a new city for us to explore!
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Dusk

Apr. 20th, 2015 07:01 pm
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The cottage gets spooky at dusk.
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Pretty at sunset. Another foot of snow coming this weekend.
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The oak skeletons of Franklin Park silhouetted against the 3:00 setting sun.

More snapshotty stuff that shows the Zoo Library )
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Here's a roundup of stuff I took pictures of on my first day in central Florida. These frogs are in the airport.
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On the second to last day of the vacation we decided to return to Fort Myers Beach. We had enjoyed it before, and it was close enough to the last place we wanted to visit (the Edison/Ford) house, and we were not disappointed by going back.

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As I said earlier, we stayed at the Tween Waters Inn, in a room on the top floor of the building behind my dad in this picture. We were told that since it's "cold," that the manatees have moved away from the ocean into warmer inland waters.
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A quick snapshot before lunch, then off to Sanibel and Captiva!
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On a pretty but cold November day, my friend Nicole took her two boys to the zoo.
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Or since we're only on the one island is it a lesser antille?

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One of the neighboring houses has the worst/best driveway I've ever seen.

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Brooklyn

Mar. 25th, 2012 04:55 pm
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Some of my old friends from Boston let me stay at their place in Brooklyn. One night we walked around the neighborhood. Here's a couple shots of the Gowanus Canal.
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First snapshot with the new lens. Eh, not bad for a bunch of filing cabinets. I like that it goes wider than my old lens. Hows the macro?


Funny you should ask. It doesn't actually have a macro setting, but it focuses fairly close, as you can see from this shot of the tiny break on my old lens.


And not a bad grab of the sunset--don't know if I can credit the optics or whatever with the fact that you can see the houses in the foreground and yet the sky isn't washed out, but I like it. We've had really nice sunsets lately--too bad they're coming at 4:25.
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I stood on a chair to get this view of my living room and Parkway Road beyond.


Meanwhile, at Leverett Pond, waterfowl huddle on the diminishing unfrozen area.


The sun beginning to set at 4ish.
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The last sunset of autumn 2010, reflected in a puddle.
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This spider was found in a shipment of crickets. The Children's Zoo staff are now keeping it in a little terrarium as a sort of mascot in their lounge. I tried to identify it but it remains unknown to me.




This orange jelly fungus is only about an inch across. It's emerging from a painted bench. It might be witch's butter, but since that species is usually found on hardwoods and is a parasite of Stereum fungi, and this bench is most likely made of pine and probably doesn't have Stereum in it, I'm leaning toward Dacrymyces, an orange jelly that grows on pines and hemlocks.




Bonus Franklin Park Sunset.
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Eastern gray squirrel with patch of fur missing.


Bonus Franklin Park sunset.
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Butterfly exhibit, cover removed for winter.



Bonus Franklin Park sunset.

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