Marks in the Earth

No matter how many times I round the corner in the “African Safari,” knowing full well that the pachyderms will be in full view at any moment, I am always in awe of the beauty, size, and majesty of the elephants as they socialize with one another, marking their territory by gouging the earth and […]

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Apollo’s fountain

So there we were, in front of this gorgeous fountain called Le Bassin d’Apollon (a.k.a. The Fountain of Apollo). It stands in the gardens of the Château de Versailles. The horses appeared so boisterous leaping out of the water’s edge. It was irresistible. Not just to draw them but to try to capture how they felt.  Art by Michele Bedigian

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Stingrays

I was at the Turtleback Zoo with my son the other day and we spent a lot of time at the stingray touch tank. At first he was not brave enough to go ahead and touch, so I cheered him on and he was able to do it. Then came the inevitable “Now it’s your […]

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Kimodo Dragon

I’m not sure about much, but I know that animals will never stop blowing my mind! At the Turtle Back Zoo today, my son and I watched this kimodo dragon taking a drink from a little stream. It’s basically a dinosaur. And that basically blows my mind. ~Despina

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