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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Chester Zoo ....

      Evening all, just a brief post to prove that I'm still in the land of the living. Just sharing a few pics from a visit to Chester Zoological Gardens t'other day, to knackered to write much,but I will be catching up with the rest of you over the next few days, or so...ish...





















     So that's all for now ladies and gents though I have a heap of things to update you all with with future posts. Til next time take care my friends,

John

22 comments:

  1. Love the photos, now I am, consumed with jealousy. Chill, today is almost done with and there is another on the way. Your life is yours to do what you will with it.
    We can wait, it will be worth the wait, I am certain.

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    1. Why thank you Pam, your words are most kind.

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  2. Beautiful pics, you take a good shot. The colours are beautiful. In 2 and 4 do you know the name of the huge big leaves. They look like ones we used to see on a river walk x

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    1. I'm pretty sure the huge leaves are Gunnera Manicata, also known as 'Giant Rhubarb' or 'Chilean Rhubarb'.

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    2. They're Gunnera Manicata.

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    3. Thank you Hazzy, and thank you Legaleagle for answering Hazzy's question.

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  3. Not a massive fan of captive animals, but would love to visit a butterfly thing. Whatever you call them! Pictures are great too.

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    1. I agree that captive animals is not an ideal situation Simon but it remains a necessity until one particular species stops destroying this planet. Zoos, Chester in particular, are making great strides into conservation and also educating people, no longer are they the places for just titillating the public with exotic fare. The butterfly house at Chester Zoo is my favorite stopping point, especially if there is no bugger else in there.

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  4. Zoo's are cool. Those big green leafy things in the fourth picture are just like what grows in the Cosumnes River during the summer and make it almost impossible to fish.

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    1. When you say 'almost impossible' Mark, I take it that you find a way to fish it ;-)

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  5. Some fabulous photos there, and some fabulous beasts. I was once given a very unfair £20 parking fine in Chester, and vowed NEVER to return. I haven't.

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    1. Thank you Cro, it must have been a long time ago if the fine was only £20 my man!

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    1. Actually no Rach but we did spent some time watching the recently born Okapi, wonderful beastie.

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  7. Fabulous photos, a great mix of exotic and domestic animals. I love the pic of the starling sunbathing. I have a butterfly identical to your last pic tattooed on my foot. I look forward to the update, when you've got your strength back!

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    1. Thank you Sooze, I love the 'oil on water' colours of starlings. Sounds like a nice tattoo m'dear

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  8. Fantastic photos John , what a wonderful way to spend your day at the Zoo .Been a few years since I have been,but Chester zoo will now be on my to do list when I come over ....
    I particularly love the elephant one , very clear and shows a lot of detail . well done John! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Bron * *

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  9. Thank you Bron, something very special about elephants is there not?

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  10. I take it you're pleased with the new camera then? Those photos are cracking! Especially love the ellie, but they are all really good :o)

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    1. More than pleased CT, though still only skimmed the surface with it so far.

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  11. Great photos John.. my favourite is the elephant.. such wonderful creatures :o)

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  12. Thank you Julie....Elephants and Orca are my all time favourite creatures.

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