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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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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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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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Irish Sheep

Sheep gazing out to sea along Slea Head Drive on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. When I was a teenager I visited Great Britain and Ireland and fell in love with the sheep. While in Scotland, I purchased two mini sheep … Continue reading

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Horse Crossing

I’d seen this sign before, but today was the first time the sign meant what it says.

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Wastwater Lake: “Britain’s Favorite View”

Wastwater, Wasdale Valley, Lake District National Park, United Kindgom (April 2012). In 2007, an ITV television program named Wastwater as Britain’s favorite view after the public chose from four landscapes. Wordsworth described Wastwater as “long, stern and desolate.” I can’t say … Continue reading

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