Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Hullo gorguss !!

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Last week we went on a "playdate". We is me and Milana and 3 other Moms with kids who have been trying to get together for some time now. Finally we gathered at the Eco Museum. It was a chilly day but sunny and everything, though still bare, was just starting to sprout that light green promise of what will be a plethora of lushness in another couple of weeks.

I love this time of year.

This is an outdoor place, quite rustic where they house all types of animals who have been stranded or injured and are not able to be released into the wild again. It was Milana's first time seeing all these animals "live"....not on TV or a book.
She quietly took it all in.

So I thought I'd see how some of them turn out in black and white for Lisa's weekly challenge.
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Isn't she a beauty?

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A beautiful white wolf.

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And look who I saw peeking out of the cat hole. (Lynx)

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This eagle was in an open area and at first I was amazed that it didn't just fly off but then saw the tether. A large sign read that these eagles cannot be released as they spent so much time with humans that they think they are human and would therefore be in danger. Kind of seems sad but it's for their protection.
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She was a beauty though.

And speaking of beauties...........
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Here was my little companion on our playdate. I kept it in color because the girl has the most peaches and cream complexion - I just couldn't grey that out.

Sweet cheeks!

I have lots more pictures from our day in the wild and I'll post them later in the week.

Happy Wednesday!


Donna said...



Especially the last one.... most beautiful of all!

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Anonymous said...

What a fun play date! I like the closer up one of the white wolf. have a great dat.

Ellie said...

Great photos - I love the white wolf - majestic! My favorite is your sweet cheeks - she does have beautiful skin - 'course I never noticed before because of the rest of her gorgeousness :)

Happy Wednesday!

Christy said...

Looks like yall had a wonderful time! Great photos!

Kayce said...

Fabulous pics!! I love the one of the Lynx peaking out of the hole! :)

Dita said...

Wow, what a wonderful way to spend the day with your little BEAUTY (peaches and cream FOR SURE!). These animals look like they are finally "at home"....sad how we humans can sometimes interfere with the natural state of things leading even the wild to have to be caged for their own protection.

Great shots, Wanda.....laughed outloud when I read the first line...hullo gorguss!!


Maryvel Friesen said...

Great shots! I love the one of the white wolf! Just amazing!!

The Sanders Family said...

Wow!! I'm jealous! I would love to see all those animals in person :) Great photos! And that last one...what a doll!

Frau said...

Sweet cheeks all the way! Gorgeous pictures!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your date is the cutest little girl in all the land : ) What a doll! So glad you could get out and enjoy some sunshine. Kaishon would love it there. He adores animals!

Denise said...

I love this time of the year too! Great shots!

Lisa said...

Good think-en on the last picture :) that peaches and cream complexion can't be beat.

Love the pictures of the animals...looks like a fun time.

Love Letters To China said...

Love the close up of the white wolf. Gorgeous! And of course I love your little sweeties peaches and cream!

a Tonggu Momma said...

My heart almost stopped when I saw the picture of that bear... UNTIL I read where you were. Heh.

And I LOVE that white wolf. My momma needs a print of that. What do I need to do to make that happen? Seriously.

Wanda said...

Hey TM - I'll e-mail it to you.

JinXiu said...

what great wildlife shots. especially the way you patured the white wolf.

but my heart skipped a beat with the last picture. shes georgous

Anonymous said...

I just visited the zoo the other day too! Isn't it so magnificent?! I'm always blown away everytime I go :) I think your sweetie is perfect in color! Wish I could *pinch* those chubby cheeks!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Great animal shots!! As yes she is a very cute date!! That last pic is precious!

Lisa said...

Oh, but you captured their elegance and raw beauty so perfectly! Though I am in awe that you were able to tear your eyes from your polka-dotted beauty long enough to snap the other attractions!! :) That face and those cheeks!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh heaven!

Hugs and its always such a treat to come by *your place*!!

Norah said...

Oooh, these are great!

Our family said...

We were so fortunate to share this playdate with you and your Sweet Cheeks!!!! Thank you!!!!!


Sephysmomma said...

Beautiful pictures. She is such a cutie!

Colleen said...

Very cool Miss Wanda!!!!! Love all the pictures : )

Gail said...

I always look forward to your posts and your outing with your sweet girl. My fav black and white is the white wolf. And your companion is THE cutest!

Happy Wednesday!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Hi Wanda. Those pictures are great! I am glad you guys had a great time. My little Alex was amazed the first time she saw a real horse up close and was quiet like Milana. Sweet. Have a great evening.

Amy said...

Wow, the one of the bald eagle is just amazing.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Beautiful! I always though nature was most pretty in color but you captured it perfectly in black and sure brings out the detail!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Totally agree that you should not chnge that gorgeous peaches and cream face to grey! It is gorgeous, she is too!


Alyson and Ford said...

What a great place to take children. The B&W photos of the animals do make them look majestic!
Sweet happy cheeks! Have a great weekend!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Buckeroomama said...

She does have the loveliest peach and cream complexion! Don't you just want to gently stroke her cheek each time... or rain kisses on it? :)