Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Just A Tease.

I'd been wanting to go to the Dallas Zoo for a while now so Casey and I finally made a day of it. I was determined to see some elephants, since they're my favorite, but I had no idea the gorillas would be so fascinating. We walked up to the three paneled glass wall to find a gorilla laying on his back with his feet up just watching little kids pressing their faces up to the glass. It was amazing to watch him, watching us. He eventually sat up right in the middle with his feet indian style and I snapped a picture of him looking right at me. It was the coolest and actually a little creepy the more you stare at it. We also got to feed some giraffes (thanks Casey!) I held up my piece of lettuce over his mouth and kept moving the lettuce higher over his nose watching his tongue stretch out to reach for it. He figured out I was just a tease and moved on to the next person waving lettuce around. Smart animal. 
I finally got to see my elephants and was standing at the perfect spot to capture a lion strolling right up against the glass.
God certainly designed some beautiful and intelligent animals. 

Monday, 28 April 2014


The grass has turned green again and all the wild flowers are in bloom.
This is probably my favorite time of year in Texas.

[All photos taken on the Canon Rebel T3i]


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Uncle Casey.

 Easter is definitely my favorite thing about April and for one reason. Cadbury's Mini Eggs. The greatest candy ever made. I eagerly wait each year to see the shelves of Target stock up with hundreds of purple bags of chocolately goodness. Not pictured are the six plus bags of 50% off mini eggs purchased after Easter. Casey is hooked now too so I won't feel so bad when I eat an entire bag in one sitting because he'll help me eat them. It's such a struggle. I'll try my best to ration out the remaining bags to last me till next year, but I'm not making any promises. 
This year I was fortunate enough to spend Sunday with Casey's family. It was exciting to watch all of Casey's nieces and nephews hunt for their eggs and more importantly, check out the candy inside. They're pretty photogenic kids. Especially when they're eating strawberry cupcakes and playing with their favorite Uncle Casey.

[All photos taken on the Canon Rebel T3i]