Today, like yesterday, has been just absolutely beautiful outside. The sun is shining, a slight breeze is blowing and mother nature is just calling me to enjoy it for all it is worth.
I should be working on my house project that I started yesterday but since it was so nice I just had to get out and enjoy it before we get more rain. So I went to Columbian Park Zoo to capture some butterflies in the Aviary area. When I rounded the corner to where I would park I saw three big school busses parked close to the entrance of the park. Oh boy, kids to contend with today. I was right but they were a lot of adults there that had the mind of a child. It must have been an outing of handicapped children today. Believe it or not but they were better behaved than normal school children. Still it gave me a little bit of an odd feeling seeing someone in their 40’s or 50’s acting more like a child under the age of 5. But yet it is sort of nice knowing that they have a whole world to explore again and again. Even though the zoo area was packed with people I still managed to get off over 40 shots of flowers, butterflies and zoo animals. I actually had to good time today. I usually have a companion with me but not this time.
I met one man there and he said he and his family was from Danville Illinois. They were there to see the zoo. He said he was impressed with it and really liked that it was free to get into. He also ask me if I could take his families pictures while they stuck there faces in the cutouts. I think the cutouts are ring-tailed lemurs but not sure. I told him I go to the VA in Danville all the time and after we talked and the pictures were taken he thanked me for taking the photographs and also for serving our country. That was nice of him and his family to do that.
Anyway, here is a few photos of what I saw today. I may go back some other day and hopefully it will not be as crowded.
After my day of avoiding work (at home) in the park, I also went to KFC and ate all that cholesterol filled, fattening, salty food. It may be bad for me but it sure was good. 🙂
Have a great day everyone!