Happy Sunday!  Life is Hard!  

Life is hard!  It’s true, mentally, physically, financially, socially, you name it at times it is very difficult.   I always have a hard time with life at this time of year, it’s so hot here (Arizona), the heat goes on forever, I feel trapped in my home, car and office.  Thank God for air conditioning, but I yearn for cooler days.   

Just like SAD in the northern region in winter I begin to get depressed and unmotivated in June when the heat rises.  Even when the possibility of going in a friends pool for the day sounds miserable due to the bath water temperature of the water!   It’s hard to believe that the constant heat can have such an effect on me!   I think what I miss the most is in the Summer I hardly take any photographs, which is an important part of my mental, physical and creative health!   

So for today I will post some photos from a cooler day at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.   The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is a 98-acre Zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum and art gallery founded in 1952.  It is truly someplace you can spend all day.   

The view from one of the trails is beautiful and like a patchwork quilt …

The animals …

The frogs …

The flowers and Desert flora …

Here is to cooler days!   Come back soon for more pics from this wonderful place!  

Until tomorrow, LAF 

Thoughts for the Day…

How many photographs can one girl take?  Quite a few actually.  I have so many photographs that are just sitting in this cloud, that computer, oh some on my iPad, countless photos on SD cards.  It’s crazy.  I get so much enjoyment from taking the photographs and editing them, but it is soooo out of hand.  

Recently I’ve been working on putting a photo book together of the trip I took of my trip to Ireland four years ago!  Thank goodness I documented my thoughts, photos and experiences on this blog.  I’ve been working on a document that I will make into a PDF, which I will then make into a magazine, of all my Ireland blog posts.   It has been a lot of work, but the hard part was already done. 

So, for myself and for those that want to follow along, I plan on posting more often so that at the very least I will have my photos and experiences in one place.  Wish me luck!!  

Pics above taken at Out of Africa Wildlife Zoo.  

Until tomorrow, LAF

Monkey Business …

I love the monkeys at the zoo. They seem so humanlike.  I can sit and take photos of them forever.  As you can tell by the following photos taken at Wildlife World Zoo …

Until tomorrow, LAF

Menagerie of Animals

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. – Rabindranath Tagore

I love the zoo, seeing all the animals, birds and critters. I’ve always had mixed feelings about zoos, some are done so well that I feel like the animals are lucky to be there, other zoos make me want to break open the cages and set them free. I love the Tucson, Phoenix, and Wildlife World Zoo. They are all run so nicely. The Wildlife World Zoo is a breeding zoo and has so many babies. Always fun to visit. Below are a few photos recently taken on a beautiful day in January!


My favorite the meerkats, I could sit and watch those little critters for hours.


A few little babies in the petting zoo . . .




Lunch for the camels.


Another one of my favorites, the playful lemurs.





Some cute monkeys.



A random lizard.



And finally a blue-eyed baby.


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