Wednesday, January 24, 2007

On Safari

Today was a nice day. After all the really cold weather we are getting a break from the clouds and the cold and it was a sweltering 48 degrees today. Well Scrabble Queen had been watching the internet and knew this was coming so we went to Cottage Grove to pick up Super Putter to begin our journey to Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon about an hours drive south on Interstate 5.

Before we left Cottage Grove we drove by The Bookmine Bookstore (702 E Main, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424, Phone 541-942-7414) where I had finally taken my photographs to sell on consignment. I took my camera in to get a shot of my pictures displayed there. Well here they are. The owner was kind enough to give me a nice rack near the front door.

They wouldn't all fit in that rack so two others we placed in this cabinet. Let's cross our fingers these sell so I can afford to get more supplies and produce a few more. I really have to thank Noelle Dass for showing me the ropes and how to mat and frame. She also guided me to Central Print in Eugene who did the printing. Another suggestion hooked me up with Vistra Framing & Gallery where I purchased the wonderful mats used with these pictures.

Cottage grove is a wonderful city full of murals but I'd never noticed this wonderful Coca-Cola wall.

Well we did make it to Wild Life Safari just in time to see these Zebras from 10 feet away. The safari is a drive-thru zoo windows up in the Lion exhibit and no convertibles allowed.

Loved this bald eagle perch (be sure to clickon the pictures for a larger view)

American Bison were well represented by the husky fellow.

The Elephants were getting pedicures

Then we were raided by the Rhea a huge flightless bird with orange eyes and a penchant for pecking on cars.....

Especially windows....

There were Yaks aplenty like this mother and child.

This East African Crowned Crane was really nice to see again (saw him last time here). This is the only crane to perch in trees, with a partiality for solitary trees that afford a wide view. They fly with neck extended forward with legs stretched horizontally beyond tail, except in cold weather when they tuck their feet under breast feathers.

Then there is the Cheeta. The exhibit was closed today but we got close enough to see this young Cheeta enjoying the sunlight and

.. we got to see his companion an Anotolian Shepherd named Ellie.

Luckily they had a sign that told us the story otherwise we may have wondered what they were feeding Sanurra

Oh! Yes there were Lions like this mateing pair and

A pair of beautiful Giraffes (starting to look like Noah's Ark)

finally we saw the Watusi Cattle that made us think of Jilly and Willie.

1 comment:

Pink Fairy said...

A brilliant addition to the blog, I hope your pictures sell well.
I have much QI to tell you about.


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