25 July 2012

snap it 'soft'

Greetings all,
Wednesday already??  Poof what a week.  Just last night we had parent teacher interviews, a volleyball match & dinner out with a friend visiting from Sydney . . . plus i've battled a headachy/ bodyachey virus for a week.  I'm also in withdrawal from my husband as he's returned to work (after 2 months of war leave) & our children resumed school.
I'm about to bombard you with stunning images from Taronga Western Plains Zoo, to kick it off, what brilliant timing that Snap It with Faith Hope & a Whole Lotta Love this week is 'soft'.  Mother nature totally nailed it when she created the peacock.  Look at these glorious patterns, textures & colours!!
Friendly peacocks grace the eating area around the cafe at the entrance to the zoo.  I desperately wanted to feel the silky soft feathers.  I'd have zoomed in closer to the patterns on this magnicifent animal, however, i had the point & shoot camera, meanwhile, the Nikon D70SLR was off taking pictures of my husband feeding the LIONS!!  Those images are a post unto themselves, along with his reaction.
Have a gorgeous midweek blog schmooze around & remember to love your fellow 'real person' blogger.  Love Posie 

17 comments:

The Accidental Housewife said...

Oh, I want to see the lion photos! That peacock is very lovely, though.

Mr A found out you could feed the lions at the Canberra zoo, and excitedly paid his money to the lady... Only get around the corner and realize all the other participants were under ten. He was the only grownup! He tried to act all cool about it, but failed miserably. It was really exciting for him :)

Hope you recover quickly, and get through your transition with ease xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh feeding the lions here was very much for the over 15s & when my husband booked, we were 'told' to let him go & wait at the cafe for a planned late lunch, children were absolutely not allowed to be there or do this. When you see the photos, you'll see why. My husband was really lucky too, he was the ONLY person in the afternoon feeding the lions (they do tigers in the morning) so had them all to himself. At $59 a pop, it's a seriously big deal, love Posie

Leanne said...

Such beautiful colours, peacocks are so stunning aren't they?

Mama Zen said...

How pretty!

Jan-Maree said...

The peacocks are beautiful but oh how mucky for Mr P! Sounds like a wonderful experience!

Mum on the Run said...

Those feathers just beg to be touched - beautiful!
xx

TexWisGirl said...

sorry you've been sick - and have had to say goodbye to your hubby once again. :(

ally said...

I bought the most gorgeous peacock pincushion this week - the colours just draw me in!!
I didn't realise the handsome soldier was leaving so soon :-(

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

love a peacock, gorgeous pictures, they have the best blues

Little Nan said...

Peacocks just fascinate me! Stunning!

Anonymous said...

i wore electric blue to a wedding in the 80's, i didn't look this good.

Cherry Blossom said...

I love the colors of the feathers! Also love the blue that you wrote in.

Mama of 2 boys said...

LOVE the Zoo Posie, so look forward to the bombardment of images. And peacocks... SUCH beautiful birds and I think they know it too! xoxo

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nook. said...

so sad that your hubby has to go again.... :( i feel fortunate that the next time my hubby has to go away will be in the fall of 2013. but then he'll be gone for about 5 or 6 months and then after that he'll most likely be posted to a ship that will be deployed.
i loove the pics of the peacocks. where we used to live (not far from here) we were close to a huge park. and the peacocks ran wild. often neighbours would find them in their yard. ha. can't wait for the pics of your hubby feeding the lions! eeks!! :) xo

woollybutt Hill said...

Would love to see lion feeding pictures! Holidays look like you had a great time together. Love the pics.
x M

Arpi said...

Peacocks make a perfect picture!