Happy to report that my Mom is doing well, and we’re all happy she is back home again!

I ran some errands this afternoon, and drove home via Beacon Hill Park, a beautiful green space just outside of downtown.  I ended up finding some beautiful plants and trees, TONS of “creatures” both wandering/swimming around, and in the petting zoo.  Yup, I went in, you’re never too old to go and see some farm animals.  Wanna come with me to the park?

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Check out what was on the log.  I think they’re cute, and may warrant the first “awww” of the post….

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Doesn’t it look like this duck is being sucked into a vortex?  He was not…

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This is quite the “swagger”.  More “awwwws”….

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A few shots from the chicken/turkey coop in the petting zoo.  For the record, I don’t think turkey’s are awwww worthy.  (except at Christmas dinner!  HA!!!!  Just kidding!)

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I have NO idea what the little white pom pom chicken is doing, but it certainly startled the rooster…

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This Alpacha is named “Donny Osmond”.  No sign of Marie….

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Nyah, nyah….

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I will bore you with several photos of peacocks.  Aren’t they spectacular????

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This one was going on his break….

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And we can caption this one “OMG!!!!!”

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AND….quite the shaking of the tail feathers went on.  I wonder if it was because I had a blue jacket on, and the peacock confused me for a rather tall, blonde peahen?  Nah…

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Meanwhile, over at the goat pen…..Maybe this one should be captioned “nothing to read here…..carry on!”

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Get ready for some SERIOUS “awwws”  There were a bunch of kids playing (four legged and two).  The youngest little goat was only a few days old.  AWWWWW!!!!!!

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(next two posted with Mom’s permission….)

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And now….VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED……

There was a whole lotta flapping going on in the duck pond….

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But then I saw these “bun head” ducks getting really physical, I assumed there was some territorial thing, but no big deal….

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But then, I realized, they weren’t fighting at all, they were making mini bun heads.  It was QUITE the performance, and I felt a bit “dirty” taking photos, but it really was fascinating…

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…and apparently, it was pretty good, because happy dancing followed.

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Hope that didn’t offend.

On the way out of the park, I saw some wind surfers.  They made it look easy…

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And to wrap up today’s post…the “heart gallery”.  Some are obvious, others need your imagination.

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Have a great Friday everyone!!!

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