Sunday, November 26, 2006

An Arresting Character

After going through the new tropical rain forest installation at Como Zoo, we visited the primate area, but not before I said "Hello" to one of my oldest friends. Be sure to visit this site
to see the wonderful Rain Forest!

Today in Minnesota History: 1869 - As photographer Charles Zimmerman of St. Paul tries to capture frozen Minnehaha Falls, he is struck by an icicle weighing several hundred pounds. He sustains severe bruises about the head, neck, and shoulders, but none of his bones are broken. (Reference: MNHS. ORG)

14 comments:

  1. I went to our zoo today - a nice way to walk off eating all those mashed potatoes and gravy. The primates are always entertaining.

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  2. Oh, that fellow is quite engaging. What strong character he projects.

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  3. oo...Kingkang is back??
    (kidding)

    hee hee...it really looks like that character.

    jing
    www.shanghaidailyphoto.com

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  4. great capture of the 'friend' and wonderful forest Kate.

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  5. For all of those still disputing the evolution theory - this is an exact image of my uncle Teddy!

    Yes, subtropical flora rules! (at least here in SW Florida ;-)

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  6. those are some lovely orchids!

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  7. I'm pleased that several of you went to the Rain Forest because I think it's a special exhibit.

    jing-for some reason I cannot comment on your blog either under my blog or google identity. Sorry!

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  8. Hi Kate - thanks for stopping by my new site :)

    If you're ever in Ecuador perhaps you could take a trip to one of the rain forests of the Amazon! Great pics on your site - I'll be back. :) Enjoy the balmy weather while it lasts...

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  9. Kate, thankfully you didn't sustain injuries from your photo subject the way the photographer in your MN history piece did. :)

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  10. Its his world, no doubt about it. I would love to see your zoo.

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  11. Great strong character sculpture. Your zoo looks like such an interesting place.

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  12. He is an arresting character. I wish we treated the primates in the wild with such respect. I enjoyed your historical note. Photography can be dangerous sometimes :-o

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  13. He just needs to put his fist on his chin to complete the thinker pose :)

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  14. Was he a friend from your childhood?

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