|Typical of Como Park: large mature trees, rolling hills,|
paths lined with quaint light posts...
|What are those critters off in the distance, are they squirrels? are they|
bunnies? No! They're Woodchucks!!!
As we were meandering toward the Zoo (not in the Zoo) we ran across some of our favorite friends… Jeff & I have always gotten a kick out of spotting the Woodchucks (a.k.a. Groundhogs, Whistle-pigs, …) in Como Park… these funny rodents just tickle us for some reason (and I'm not sure why)… when we see one we affectionately call it "Chuckie" (what else would you call a Woodchuck?)...
|We tried to get pictures of them fully above ground… but they were a bit|
shy, and not sure that Jeff & I were fans...
Today we spotted 3, though we only got descent pictures of 2… There was a great big one (Papa Chuckie), another mature one (Mama Chuckie), and a small one (Chuckie Jr.)….
|Mama Chuckie pokes her head out of her burrow to see who has|
invaded her family's land...
|She looks straight at me and checks me out… she wants to make|
sure I'm not a direct threat….
|I guess she thought I looked ok, cause she let Chuckie Jr. take a|
peek as well...
After being a bother to this furry family for a little while we decided to leave them be, let them have a little peace and enjoy this beautiful day. Next we passed by the edge of the golf course, so I took a couple shots… with my camera of course (I can barely handle mini-golf for heaven's sake!)…
Jeff & I were surprised there weren't more golfers on the course today, its a nice little course & it was a beautiful day… but maybe all those crazy golfers decided it was too pretty a day to waste golfing… whatever! So we continued our stroll, past the conservatory...
|Como Park Conservatory, an oasis of green in mid-winter :)|
|Jeff thought he needed to be in the picture… what the heck, I think|
he's handsome, so why not!!
We were almost to the Zoo when… I couldn't help myself, I got distracted by flowers… so I stopped and clicked a picture of this pretty pink Peony...
|Isn't she lovely?|
|Not going quackers, just out for a swim...|
|Nothing says "Zoo" like Pink Flamingos|
|Watch Out!! This big fella is on the move!!|
|This guy was simply resting peacefully by the Daisies….|
|Just Lion around, soaking up the sun...|
|This prisoner isn't going to get paroled anytime soon… good thing|
stripes suit him!
|Grabbing a bite where he can… trying to make sure he gets his greens...|
|Chillin' on a sunny afternoon...|