This Week's Critter Visitors

A baby, red squirrel that chatted up a big story with us
Not at all bothered by us or the dogs
This guy on the other hand was! Kodee was not impressed with this intruder.

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Stomp'n Through the Zoo!

Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild ~ Jack Hanna
So all winter I whined over the cold weather. Can you believe I had the gull to whine over the unusually warm weather earlier last week? If you hadn't guessed yet, I am a woman :) However the last 3 days of the week turned out to be the best weather days for me! I am a person who likes sunshine, summer clothes but a nice cool breeze; and that is just what I got. So Thursday I headed out to the Toronto Zoo as it a perfect day for a long hike. Cooler weather also means more wakeful animals and I am really pleased with a few photos. 

Well except this these two sleepy heads.

Every time I go to the Zoo I learn a new fact on another animal. This time I learned that girl giraffes have tuffs of hair on top of their head and boy giraffes are bald. Fits with my experience on a few of my friends... 

No Hair Means It's a Boy!
The other fact I learned is probably logical to everyone but me! I didn't know the snow leopard is the only animal at the Toronto Zoo with an air-conditioned den. For some reason I would have thought the polar bears would have had one too.

A very vocal Snow Leopard Today!

So you see! There's no end to the things you might know.
Depending how far beyond Zebra you go ~ Dr. Seuss
Not a Friend Insight For This Little Guy
The main attraction of the day was the Endangered African Penguin. Seriously the cutest new addition to the Toronto Zoo in a long time. These guys are small, black and white playful animals.

At the end of the day the choice was made. This year we are going to get an annual family membership. It's such a great location to go and work off a few miles in an enjoyable atmosphere, a camera buffs dream and only a short drive from our house.

Unknown Mami
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First of the Month: June

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover ~ Mark Twain
Wow does June's First of the Month capture scream SUMMER!! I decided to take a closer view of the lighthouse at Whitby harbour. I am glad I did as I think the lingering people, the sailboat gracing the back of the photograph just scream summer is here! Keep that sunshine happening!

Looking forward to visiting all the other participants in the meme group "First of the Month". I really love this meme idea and group. I think its fun to follow all the changes in the photos over time. I also find it challenging to make sure my photo has a little bit of something new to offer you even though its the same place, same time but different month. See you in July... oh no, that will mean summer is half way over! 

[If your new here, click my label below titled "First of the Month to see my Lighthouse in Jan - May.]


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