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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Random Memory

In the Spring of 2006 Charles & I spent a day at the Audubon Zoo. It was a lovely day & we had a really great time. As we headed for the giraffe paddock, which was largely screened from view by a wooden wall, we noticed quite a few women leaving the area with their strollers & kids. Thinking nothing of it, we proceeded around the wall, where a pair of giraffes were getting their freak on front and center. We laughed so hard we nearly peed.

The unrelated photo in this post is of poison ivy on one of the trees in our backyard, taken with my new camera.

16 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, I remember that day. Well!

Halcyon said...

Too funny! If people in LA are as uptight as they are in MS, they were probably running at top speed. Wouldn't want the kiddies to actually learn something about the cycle of life (in an appropriate way, of course). :)

Lynda Lehmann said...

Congrats on getting a new camera, Lana! I hope you enjoy it!

I want a Nikon so badly, but it's going to have to wait awhile!

Erik Donald France said...

Excellent -- and the rotating photos are cool . . . as for poison ivy, run away! I used to get it bad as a kid, but (knock on wood) not at all since about 30. Last time was in the winter, carrying logs for a fire, old withered vines that still had venom . . . nasty stuff . . .

Halcyon said...

Uh oh... I am a little worried now! The hubs and I are moving to Toronto in March. :S

Travis Erwin said...

What no video of the Giraffe porn? I'm disappointed.

Lana Gramlich said...

Charles; That day's among my favorite memories. Great time. :)

Halcyon; Yes, they were moving pretty quickly. It was so funny!

Lynda; I did some creative net searching to find my camera at a really good price. I hope you get your Nikon ASAP!

Erik; Fortunately neither Charles nor I seem affected by poison ivy, but I try to avoid it, regardless. It grows so prolifically here it's almost impossible to avoid. I hate to say it, but in autumn it's really pretty!

Travis E.; Unfortunately I didn't really have a camera back then, but Spring's coming around again...*L*

Reflections said...

Quite the surprise for many of the moms I would say. Like you, I'd probably be laughing my *#% off.

Kelly said...

Very pretty photo. But did you get any shots of the giraffes getting their freak on?

PhotoDiction said...

I like the light streaming in from the left top of the frame. Looks like that new camera is ready for a workout. And you must be saving those giraffe pics for a future post?

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey beautiful,

That's hysterical! Given my inherent loathing for the little ones, I got a good laugh on this one! Happy new year to you and Charles!

Marvin said...

Yeah, well, they didn't conceive those kids while sitting in church on Sunday morning.

Poison Ivy must be one of the few species that brings a little bit of "fall color" down to your part of the world.

Jodi MacArthur said...

The ivy picture is beautiful. Such an eye you have. And funny abuot the giraffes. Today children, we are going to learn about the birds, bees, and how giraffes are made. ;-)

letspaintnature.com said...

Even though I stay far away from poison ivy, your picture sure is pretty!
Funny animal memory too :D

Travis Cody said...

LOL about the giraffes.

Lana Gramlich said...

Reflections; They weren't the only animals gettin' down & dirty that day, but that's fodder for a future blog post. *L*

Kelly & PhotoDiction; I have to laugh at how many people ask about photos of the giraffes. I didn't know that many of my readers were into animal porn. *LOL* (kdn!) Unfortunately no, I didn't have a camera back then.

Michelle's Spell; It was absolutely brilliant. I'll never forget it! Happy New Year to you & yours, as well. :) *hug*

Marvin; It seems like maybe the parents want to THINK that's how they were conceived. *L* Yes, ironically, poison ivy's one of the few bits of fall color we get. I'll take it, though!

Jodi MacArthur; Glad you like the photo. If it's up to those mothers, today we're NOT going to learn about how giraffes are made. *LOL*

Christine; Thanks, hon. :)

Travis C.; Agreed. ;)

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