Susan at a Southern Daydreamer invites us over each Wednesday to share the great outdoors with her and lots of others who share her love for our beautiful world! You can stroll through at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Over the weekend I had out of town guests. One of the things I love about houseguests is that they remind me to look at my own hometown as a visitor again--to take advantage of sites and things to do that I have begun to take for granted. We love the zoos, but I have not visited strictly to see the animal exhibits in quite a while. When my guest's daughter expressed interest, I jumped at the chance to see zoo again and through fresh eyes!
It's hot here and we were luck to see so many animals out--even though they were resting in the shade. No wonder giraffe print fabric is all the rage! Wouldn't that make a scrumptious chair--not the real thing, just the pattern :)?
The flamingos playing in their pool were another favorite. I love pink and green together. How about a tablescape centered around pink and green featuring flamingos?
The gardens at the zoo are gorgeous and well tended. Wouldn't this water garden make a beautiful poster? Lori at http://www.familytreesmaycontainnuts.com/ is offering a giveaway to make one of your photos into a poster. I think this one would do for me!
The zoo has recently added a Birds and Bees exhibit. I'm helping my daughter redo a bedroom in these colors--guess Someone Else thought it was a good color combo before me :)
There is also an aquarium. This little fish is in the same colors as my guest bedroom. I love blue and yellow together!
Do you think zebra print makes a better chair or would it be best as a rug? I like black and white together---so fresh and basic. But there are other pattern options.
How about black and white with green as an accent color? Our zoo is one of only four in the country with Giant Pandas. We were lucky enough to catch them at feeding time. I was amazed at their size!
Sometimes I think a room or a tablescape is beautiful in all white. There is something so elegant about a monochromatic color scheme. I guess there really is nothing new under the sun. It appears that mother nature beat us to the punch when it comes to decorating!
One last picture of the zoo--this one at night in June. Our daughter's wedding reception was held in the courtyard of the zoo. It's even prettier at night. I told you I loved the zoo!