Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sacramento Zoo

I had a nice birthday.  Thank you for the birthday wishes.  I went to the Zoo with my kids, and had a wonderful time.  It was so good to see all the silly animals once again.  It's been way too long.

This is going to be a long post, so get a cup of tea and enjoy these delightful animals with me.  To start off with........this is the most fascinating and amazing bird to me, and Jess loves them.   The Flamingo.  I love how it stands on its one skinny leg.

This Pelican had a broken wing.  I felt so bad for it.

The Wallaby looks very similar to the kangaroo.

The Giraffe is another fascinating animal.  Its long neck stretches out and eats the food in the buckets that are placed way up high.


All the different monkeys were being shy and wouldn't turn around for us.

This is probably the most amazing, out-of-the-ordinary, spectacular animal that roams the earth.  They say that no two Zebras are exactly alike.

The bamboo grows extremely tall.

I forgot what the name of this animal was, but it was funny to watch it jump from one branch to the next.

I have to stop always when I see an orange flower.

Oh, someone's hiding.  Can you guess what it is?

The Ant Eater is so peculiar looking, isn't it?

The Tiger is always fierce and grand.

Some of the facts about the Vulcher were very interesting to read about.

This mallard duck was sitting so still that I thought it was a decoy, until I got a little closer. 

I used to take my kids here when they were little.

After the Zoo, we went to Olive Garden for dinner,  and Jess made me a homemade cake with homemade frosting.

And gifts..........I used to drink this tea during my days when I lived in So Cal.  It's the best tea ever!

I had a fun birthday weekend, and I won't wait that long to see these extraordinary birds again.



Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I love zoo's too Sheri, you know we used to go so often with the kids when they were youngsters.
Now we go with the grands and it's so fun!
I am glad that you had this special day to celebrate and that you enjoyed your Birthday so much.
I won't be celebrating my Birthday this year-I am not having anymore!
Have a happy day sweet Sheri!

Susie said...

Sheri, I am so glad you enjoyed your birthday. And that you were treated so well. I loved seeing all the animals. It's been 18 years since I have been to a zoo. So thank you for sharing your wonderful photos. Blessings to you sweet girl, love, xoxo, Susie

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a nice celebration! I enjoyed seeing the animals it's been a long time since I went to a zoo.

a writing place said...

Grrrrrrreat time!!!!!

And oh that cake looks like perfection. Nothing beats a home made chocolate cake with home made vanilla frosting!!!!!!!

who is off with the faeries today

Dewena said...

I love zoos too--and I know there are some who believe there should be none. But I think of the love my granddaughters have for all the animals there as they've been taken there by mom and dad since they were tiny. I love your pink flamingoes! I was given a birthday card full of them this year but as yet have any to see in real life here. Egrets have passed overhead in our yard but no flamingoes. I never knew that no two zebras were alike, isn't that amazing! I thought of you this week as we celebrated our birthdays, Sheri. So glad that you enjoyed yours!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
What a wonderful birthday weekend.. The animals are so beautiful! It has been years since I have been to the zoo.. Happy belated birthday, dear friend.
So sorry I am late.

Kailani said...

so glad you had a lovely birthday! The giraffe looks so sweet!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, I am so glad you shared your lovely birthday at the zoo. How nice to enjoy this time with your children and completed it with gifts and a wonderful cake! You are blessed! I know you are enjoying every moment. ♥


GREAT idea. That looks like so much fun. I love the sweet animals. (I might just drive to Chicago and go to the one my hubby and I celebrated our anniversary at years ago.) Great pics. I recently saw a pelican with a throat full of fish. So sad about the broken wing. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday. HAPPY BELATED.

Carla from The River said...

I enjoy zoo's as well.
I love your photos, you do such a great job capturing beauty of our world and daily lives.
My favorite is the flamingo bottom. :-))
Happy Birthday Week!!


Michelle B said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Birthday! You took some great pictures of the animals! The zoo is one of my favorite places to visit. One time visiting the Columbus Zoo there were flamingo babies. I was surprised that they were grey! I guess it only makes sense since the flamingo gets its color from the food it eats, but it still was surprising to see a pink mama with an adorable grey baby. :) I am glad you enjoyed your day with family!

It's me said...

What a lot of beautiful pictures!!!...you have had lovely gift...it must be a wonderful perfect day......love Ria x

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Animals truly are amazing, aren't they? Their colorations are almost other worldly in some cases. So fascinating to see. It still amazes me that no two zebras are exactly alike.

Glad you had a lovely day Sherii!


Daniela said...

I'm so glad to read that you've enjoyed a beautiful Birthday celebration, my dear Sheri, I also so love watching animals, inside a zoo the time flows so fast !

Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you all my best for your days to come, sending you my dearest hugs


Rozen en vlinders said...

Happy Birthday and what a very beautiful pictures! Joan

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

So glad to hear you had a happy birthday with your family and a visit to the zoo. Enjoyed seeing your wonderful photos of the animals. Something we always enjoyed doing as a family too.
Have a happy week

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday Sheri. Sorry to be so late in wishing you a Happy Birthday.

The Zoo sounds like a fun place to visit. It's been a while since I was at the San Diego Zoo, it's beautiful there.

Your photo's were amazing of the animals.

So glad your Birthday was so special.


Holly said...

Thanks for the trip to the zoo, {M} goes on a field trip there this Friday. You took awesome up close animal photography. I'm glad your birthday was thoroughly enjoyed.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady! I'm so glad you had a fun day. What amazing photos...looks like it was a photographer's paradise! Enjoy your week...keep on celebrating! Hugs, Diane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Sheri!!! It looks as if you had a splendid birthday with your beloved children, and to go to the zoo! Now that would also be my favorite place to visit! I LOVE THE ZOO! We have two great ones here, one of them is an indoor zoo, but the other is a smaller zoo in St. Paul and the POLAR bears are my favorites there. They gave us a show one year that made us laugh, as the two brothers were playing in the pool with a beach ball. They has all of us, old and young, laughing our heads off.

Enjoy your week dear friend. I'd sure love to try and speak to you again! Anita

roughterrain crane said...

All of your photos are cool. I love most the tail coming from the rock.

Jeanie said...

What a terrific zoo! I can see why that would be a fabulous day and your photos are spectacular. Love the flamingo fanny! It really does sound like a terrific way to celebrate your special day!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely birthday and lovely day you enjoyed, I am so pleased to read all about this.
Your photo's are just lovely and yes aren't flamingo's a gorgeous colour.

Must say your cake looks so yummy ...

Happy Birthday To You and Enjoy the rest of your special week

All the best Jan

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! I love going to the zoo! Your day looks like it was just the best!

Patricia said...

What a fabulous outing for your birthday Sheri. You pictured some of my favourite things: flamingos! Yay, gorgeous, slender and Pink :) Here is a secret: I have bought a hat to wear for my son's wedding, has feathers on top, all the colours of the flamingo pink. Love giraffes which I consider the most elegant animals of all, so chic. And ducks! what is not to love re a duck, imo. Too bad about the lions and tigers - not so keen on those, he he. Great post Sheri. xxx

Mercy F said...

Belated happy birthday to you. It's always nice of you to bring home great photos when you're out and about then share it to your readers where I'm one of them.


Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Wishing you a belated Birthday Sheri, sorry I am late! Been so busy… I love your Zoo pictures. What a great thing to do with your family for your birthday! Wishing you many, many more happy birthdays.

Shirley Wright said...

Gorgeous pictures!