Monday, November 29, 2010

Gilded


It's that time of year when beautiful things packed away get pulled out and adored again. Looking forward to using my macro a bit over the next weeks!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bounty


There are so many places where people are starving because there is no food. I can go into a market and face this. I feel so blessed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Comfy?


My kids have long wondered what kind of crazy animal the master was in Kung Fu Panda. Last week we looked it up and discovered he was a red panda. Then we went to the zoo and saw a real one. When we first came up on him, he was sleeping. Like this. I'm appreciating my nice bed right about now!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"I Just Wanna Be Your Teddy Bear"


At the National Zoo. I grew up with Ling Ling and Sing Sing, who are no longer here. I wonder sometimes what happened to them. Did they die? Did they eventually have to go back to China?

This is Tian Tian. He and his mate Mei Xiang had a baby not too long ago, which was the biggest boon our zoo had seen in many years. They kept the baby around for a little while, but since our pandas are on loan from China (as opposed to the gift that Ling Ling and Sing Sing were), the baby panda Tai Shan technically belonged to China and they took him.

There is something about that that makes this exhibit sad for me.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Reason To Hang Out


Grilled Stickies, from the Old College Diner. Yum!!! During game weekends, they sell these by the box full, which are stacked high throughout the diner. During the school year, the best thing is to go in after midnight and get them fresh off the grill, all sticky and oozing with brown sugar glaze and pecans!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hang Out A While


Ye Olde College Diner, a late night hang out in State College, PA. I took this on a recent trip up for the Penn State Football game.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Howlin' Good Day


A wolf, at the National Zoo. He was really big, but we get foxes that could be exact miniatures of him that run through our yard all the time.