Saturday Snapshot is a meme hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. All
you have to do is “post a photo that you (or a friend or
family member) have taken and then leave a direct link
to your post in the Mr. Linky on [her] blog. Photos can
be old or new, and be of anything as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give is up to you.” All she asks is that you don’t just post random photos that you find online.
“Aren’t I a handsome fellow?”, he seems to ask me as I try to get a closer look. He was just inches away from arms length as I gazed at him. And, man, was I envious of the girl who came by next and actually managed to pet him..!
I am talking about the giraffe pictured here. I captured this shot today as I sat on the top of a jeep at Safari West in Santa Rosa, CA. He was just inches away from me (just a little away from arms length). As our jeep moved away to let the next group come by, he moved a little closer towards the jeeps and the girl who was in the next jeep (sitting where I was in ours!) actually petted him as he nuzzled towards her.. (lucky her!)
Note: He is going to be the hero of my Travel Thursday post for next week
Six Word Saturday –Six Word Saturday
sponsored by Show My Face. It’s
quite simple–all you need to do is describe your life in six words. -:
Also participating in Quote It! this week hosted over at Freda’s Voice.
Rules are simple: Add as many quotes as you wish, from whom ever you
wish. It can even be lyrics to a song. Just tell us who it is. Anonymous
welcome too. And link back to Freda’s Voice.
- “You may have tangible wealth untold. / Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. / Richer than I you can never be – / I had a mother who read to me.”— Strickland Gillilan
- “How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ” ~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880
- “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”- Dr.Seuss
30 thoughts on “Saturday Memes…”
Looks like you did have a great day with wildlife. That giraffe looks so gentle.
Giraffes have such lovely faces! Lovely photo.
What a cutie!
Lovely giraffe shot… he seems to be licking his face! Love that Dr. Suess quote too!
What a great close-up shot!
Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!
Looks like a great place to visit!
His fur looks like velvet. What a beautiful fellow.
Giraffes are just gorgeous, and you got a great picture of him!
Wildlife = fun! Blessings from 6WS.
My oldest daughter loved giraffes when she was little…we have an abundance of giraffe themed toys and games in the attic 🙂 They are really interesting creatures!
Giraffes must be a universal delight for nature lovers…not only for their size, but because of their coloration.
I do enjoy giraffes (and zoos!). That reminds me that I need to take my youngest grandson…soon.
Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT and
Such a beautiful creature. Looks like a fun time.
It looks like it was a great day! Happy 6WS!
Wow. You are chock-full of memes! The giraffe photo is amazing. I've never been at a wildlife sanctuary or zoo where they let you touch the animals, except in France where the rules are a little more lax. Here's Mine
He is very handsome indeed!
That is so cool! I love safari parks like that, but I've never gotten that close to a giraffe before (although an ostrich did try to stick it's head in our car once when I was very little – it's my only memory from that particular trip).
OH he is beautiful! I want to pet him too!
I had a mother that read to me, too. "And that" as Robert Frost said "has made all the difference."
Great picture! I'd have wanted to pet him, too.
Here's my snapshot.
Glad you had a great time 🙂
Glad you had a great time 🙂
Very cool! I'd love to see a giraffe up close.
Great picture of the giraffe! Sounds like a great adventure to do this Thanksgiving weekend!!
I've always wanted a pet giraffe.
What an awesome picture!
Here's my Snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/11/saturday-snapshot-november-26.html
I love giraffe's! Great photo! Visiting from 6WS.
He IS a handsome fellow! Giraffes are awesome. Thanks for playing 6WS!
Wow!! Thank you all.. Must pass on the compliments to Dozer.. that is his name.. I will be sending an email to the staff at the Safari to thank them for our wonderful experience and will pass on all these compliments