animals

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The highlight of last weekend was going to the Yavapai County Fair! As usual, we headed first to the livestock.

This big guy was oblivious to all the noise and confusion and was sound asleep!


Welcome to Arizona!

We pulled onto a side street in Seligman to park and saw these beauties standing by a mural painted on the side of a building. Their owner (in cowboy regalia of course) was across the street by the horse trailer. I asked if I could photograph his horses, and he said yes and asked us where we were from.

“Prescott!” we replied.

He smiled, and said, “Welcome to Arizona!’

Then he laughed, and said no….. but we knew what he meant. We live in the “city” and are not real Arizonans. He might have even figured out we were California transplants (Californians are not too popular with many Arizonans). So I took a couple shots and walked around the corner.



We’re NOT moving!

These two sleepy otters were not the least bit perturbed by the approach of the Anna D. in the harbor at Homer!

 


Toucan!

At the beginning of our visit with our grandboys, we went to Butterfly World and the new OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale. I fell in love with this toucan (I had never been so close to one) and spent a lot of time watching him watching us. He was in a fairly unreal environment, which I enhanced in post-processing.


Caption this photo!

As I was getting ready to leave the fair, we locked eyes and had a moment. . .20160910-mma_5838_melinda_anderson-edit

 

 


Love at First Sight

20160910-mma_5799_melinda_anderson-editWe went over to the fair last weekend to catch the photography exhibit (no, I didn’t enter this year), and it was a good opportunity for me to snap a few photos of the livestock. My little AAUW photo group meets this week, and the topic is animals.  I could not resist this sweet piggy- what a cutie!