Category Archives: Animals

Cheeky Monkey

Barbary Macaque at the Top of the Rock, Gibraltar. The macaques of Gibraltar are famous. For many, seeing and interacting with the monkeys is a top reason for visiting the Top of the Rock. On our visit, my husband got … Continue reading

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Good Monkey

Barbary Macaque, Gibraltar.

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Thoughtful Macaque

Barbary Macaque on Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory. This monkey looks how I feel right now. Thoughtful, introspective, contemplative. I’m thinking of my recent trip to Southern Spain, Tangier (Morocco), and Gibraltar (UK). I wonder what the monkey had on its mind. … Continue reading

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Almost Like Being in Cozumel

Our rent-a-jeep on the East Coast of Cozumel (Jan. 2007). This past weekend brought two days of snow, wind, and chilly temperatures. Yes, it is technically spring, but it’s still feeling like winter. England is not special in this respect. … Continue reading

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Sherborne Sheep

Sheep beside Sherborne Brook, Sherborne, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. After several much-needed days of sunshine, I find myself under grey skies once again, yearning for spring, a cup of hot chocolate, and something to snuggle. So I mentally cozied up to … Continue reading

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Early Birds and Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom (February 2013). I took my camera with me today to see what I might see and, happily, I came upon a bird standing very still among leafless stalks and dead leaves. It cocked its head, … Continue reading

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Rhino Stare Down

White Rhinoceros and Milky Storks (I think) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego, California (Dec. 2012).

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King or Kitty?

African Lion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California (Dec. 2012). When I first saw the male lion lounging on top of an old car I felt intimidated. After all, I’d seen nature shows. I know what lions do … Continue reading

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Giraffe Love

Giraffes at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California (Dec. 2012). What could make this parent and child snuggle more adorable? Notice the heart-shaped spot on the parent’s neck just below the child’s nose. Too cute! And not a result … Continue reading

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Birds at Sunset Cliffs

As I sit in rainy, grey England, fighting a most exhausting head cold, it’s hard to believe that less than a week ago I walked along Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma, San Diego. Seeing as how my energy is somewhat … Continue reading

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