Wednesday, July 20, 2011

summer rolls on

Sneaking in just before midnight on hump day to join in with my fave blogger - Nici Holt Cline - and her hump day nuggets tradition (little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week), so here goes.

The days are growing hotter and longer but somehow Amelie and I are getting out more and more. Daily walks with friends have gone from a light stroll around the neighborhood park to two miles to five miles in a matter of weeks (admittedly, five miles only happens when breakfast is the destination – over two miles away - then of course we have to turn around to get back home). 

We stop at parks to let the kids play. Amelie is fascinated with wood chips and rocks.


Amelie’s pool is out and filled up more often than not.


Recently my mom joined Amelie and me on a trip to the Denver Zoo. 
My mama and Amelie

I love the flamingos – its so much fun to see these brightly colored ocean birds in our landlocked state. 

There is an orangutan baby who is the same age as Amelie. We visit often and each time I feel like I share a bond with the orangutan mama. The last time we were there the baby, Hesty, was dangling from a rope, swinging and jumping on mama, Nais, who was lying on the floor covering her head with a sheet. Makes me laugh just thinking about it! This time Nais came outside with Hesty for a little time in the trees. I snapped this pic of the two.

Hesty is so tiny, she still looks like an infant. My little primate is getting big. This is our first trip to the zoo since she learned to walk on her own.

I like the juxtaposition in this photo – the humans gazing at the gorilla, gazing at the humans. 

The giraffes are so beautiful with long eyelashes and peaceful demeanor. 

The summer keeps rolling on. No more lightning strikes in our backyard but storms build up and race to the plains daily.
Sun breaking through the clouds in Boulder

This hump day is practically over. Hope it was a good one!


  1. Hooray for nuggets!! :)

    We haven't been to the zoo in years. I need to get on my husband's case about going with our girls. We're going on vacation at the end of August/beginning of September so we're trying to save up all our $$$ for spending and attractions. Luckily our zoo is open every single day of the year except Christmas Day... although we get a crapload of snow in the winter so it wouldn't be an ideal time to go.

  2. Very sweet blog! Enjoy the photos! So cute!
    I'm a new follower from the blog hop!Following a bit late! Hope you'll hop by and visit my blog too!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. I love the little pink baby crocs<3