Blog is in need of some lighter content.
When I’m not working, I’m doing things with my children – and while blogging is definitely important, it’s been a very busy summer on all fronts. I’m a bit behind!
I wanted to post a few images recent visit to the Staten Island Zoo with my girls! It has been a very long time since I have visited the animals there and I am sure they had missed me. I am happy to say that it has improved quite a bit in the last 12 (or so) years!
What many may not know is that the Staten Island Zoo is also known as Barrett Park
Mommy peacock and her baby!
Dad wasn’t too far behind. He didn’t open up for me, unfortunately.
While we didn’t get to go to the tropical garden section of the zoo (the kids were not interested!) – I did manage to fire off some shots of the sunflowers. I love sunflowers.
This little guy made me sad.
I have to admit, this is not an easy image for me to look at.
The interior is quite different than I remember. They’ve definitely gone high tech.
Emma loved the pony rides.
Aunt’s Rock! My daughter, Gwen with my baby sister, Tori! Sniff, they’re both getting so big 😉
I called out to this duck. Dude looked right at me!
Dude looks like a lady.
My only wish is that I didn’t have to shoot these through dirty glass!
I kept putting the camera down and looking in his eyes wondering…what was he thinking? He was very calm. I kept trying to see some rage in his eyes, for being caged. I didn’t, do you?
Crazy Aunt Erin. Emma can not stop laughing every time she sees this photo.
More flowers 😉
What can I say? They make me happy.
It was a great time had by all, our little trip to the Staten Island Zoo. Kids loved it – and it is a very manageable zoo to boot. We were in and out in about 1 hour, 20 min or so, including stopping for ice cream inside.
There is quite a lot I didn’t get pictures of. The Staten Island Zoo is free on Wednesdays, although I do not recommend going on Wednesdays, it gets quite swamped!