Thursday, June 30, 2011

Time Lapse of the Corpse Flower Blooming at Como

Ewwwwwww...that corpse flower reeks!

The endangered Sumatran flower, nicknamed "Bob, too," blooms for about 24 hours and during that time, it smells like rotting flesh.  The flower's fragrance attracts carrion eating insects to help pollinate it.

The girls!

A perfect ending to a great day!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Beautiful Bathing Baby!

Yes, Another Sheep Show!

Emily and Haley

Getting ready for his debut!
Funny looking neighbor in the sheep barn!

Reserve Grand Champion!  This is a "homegrown" lamb!  Yay, Emily!
She's happy now!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hot 'Nuf Fer Ya?

Lily pond is just starting to bloom.  This heat will warm that water up FAST.

Even the lions were too hot to move.

Giraffes ambled from shady area to shady area.

The tropical flowers were hap-hap-happy!
Spending some time in the hot and steamy fern garden made the 102 degrees feel cool by comparison.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Science Scholar

Check out the last column to see Emily's claim to fame!  Click on the picture to enlarge.