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10/19/11

animal crackers

there's something special about chicago in the fall. it's got a happy disposition or something. or maybe it's just that everything seems a bit happier to me this time of year. i've got autumn-colored glasses on, friends!
we took buddy to the lincoln park zoo while we were in town over the weekend. it was breezy bundle weather out but so so lovely...the perfect place to stroll around. i loved taking in bits of urban city and exotic animals at the same time. i guess it's not everyday that you get to see gorillas with skyscrapers in the background. 
the zoo was the place to be! max was smitten with the beavers and their scary red teeth, matt had guilt and wanted to free every last caged animal, and i couldn't stop taking pictures of the leaves on the ground or squealing at baby monkeys (i'm not sure there were even any baby monkeys...it turned out to be a hidden adult monkey head every single time).

three cheers for fall time zoo trips!
and beavers. 
and max and his little fleece sweatshirt that he refuses to stop wearing. 
xoxo

24 comments:

  1. amazing photos!

    I LOVE CHICAGO!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  2. Aw, the zoo is one of my favorite places to pretend to feel like a child again.

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  3. going to the zoo is one of my favorite things to do. these are very lovely photos.

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  4. Love these photos
    especially the beaver swimming , we dont have them here in Australia. so cute

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  5. aw, that beaver!! what a great set of photos!

    Katie x

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  6. Eeeek. Beaver photo - I'm voting best photo ever.

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  7. Ohh, I missed that carousel back in june. Bummer. I love carousels. And I love your pictures. As always :)!

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  8. Chicago is great and I LOVE Lincoln Park Zoo!

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  9. Aaww i laughed so hard when i saw that cute beaver and his expression on his face. Looks like you guys had a really nice day!

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  10. Oh, and tell Matt not to have any guilt about the animals being in the zoo. LPZ is an AZA accredited zoo that does wonderful things to care for their animals. Their research and breeding programs are excellent, too!

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  11. Max is so adorable. And these photos are amazing. Now I want to go to the Lincoln Park Zoo....

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  12. amazing photography!

    dreamingthesea.blogspot.com

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  13. I totally agree! I took my little ones to the zoo and it was beautiful! All the leaves and the crisp, cool air...very refreshing for the soul!

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  14. ahh animals make me so happy! When I read your tire I thought the post would be about actual animal crackers, which I have absolutely no problem with, since animal crackers are kind of the bomb.

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  15. Your photos are fantastic! Love that one of the beaver! Autumn really is the best time to be out and about.
    x Katherine

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  16. Your pictures literally make me giddy :)

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  17. haha i laughed out loud at the 'autumn coloured glasses' part!

    krystal x

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  18. Been to Chicago a few times, never to this zoo!! You've ensured that it's at the top of our to-do list next time. And I think that the b+w picture of you is perfect. You are beautiful. =)

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  19. What gorgeous fun! I was thinking about going to our local zoo this weekend, but wrote it off as a spring activity. Reconsidering again...

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  20. your photos are always breathtakingly beautiful!

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  21. I looove going to the zoo! The little trip looks great, I love your photos!

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  22. I love the zoo! I'm going to one tomorrow :) These pictures are gorgeous!

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  23. You were right beside me. Just sayin'...

    <3 Levi

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