Of All Places….

The Zoo.  A place to go for “lions, tigers and bears.”

Ok, snakes, zebras, penguins and kangaroos, too.

 

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Invitations to the zoo

 

Busy Perth Zoo

The crowds are large.

Jostling.

Pushing.

Tapping.

 

 

Tailgaters every where.

Its not just the roads they’re on anymore.

I wonder,  at their big rush… at the zoo.

Of all places.

Curious at such burning need for speed that their need, excuses their tailgating “incidents and accidents.”

 

 

Zen Time,  Zoo Time

The enjoyment for me is to take my time and not be rushed, here at the zoo.

 

Smell the roses.

(Violets in the case of Perth Zoo.)

 

Doing it all, in one afternoon is overwhelming.

And sucks the enjoyment out.

Photos are horrible.

Feet are sore.

Things get grumpy.

And, I never really get to  “know”  ie get a personalized view on any of the subjects.

 

 

 

Choose a Focal Point

In life, as it is in art.

 

I like to choose a target area and spend most of my time … at that location.

That’s my “Theme.”

I’ll spend some time getting acquainted with the exhibit, the subject, the location.

 

Yep. I know.

That – is the artist, coming out in me.

 

I just keep in mind,  that next time, I can choose another area to focus on.

Simple, really.

 

 

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Zen Greens at the zoo

 

 

 

Simplicity and Zen – at the Zoo?

Yes.  It is possible!

 

 

I thoroughly enjoy searching for the unexpected and the unlikely in places that you wouldn’t typically link together.

Looking for, the something that is that little bit  Different.

 

Finding zen at the zoo.

Of All Places.

 

It is my way, of finding calm,  of creating calm from out of life’s chaos and busy 24-7 we’re all now lodged firmly within.

 

Not all my zoo pics are plants and zen. I don’t have a photo shortage of emu, giraffe, koala, zebra and numbats, etc. Not at all.

Far too many……  But thats part of the enjoyment of going too.

 

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zoo meditations

 

 

 

 

Perth Zoo, Western Australia     a wonderful, easy to walk zoo.

Surrounded by beautifully green shade trees. There is enough to do and see to inspire me to have purchased my annual pass.  Once, certainly is not enough.

Spring and Autumn are lovely. I do enjoy the Winter days as well, on a warm sunny afternoon, it is perfect!

 

 

contemplative photography

finding calm, creating calm, soft greens

the quiet joy of nature 

Perth zoo the Violets…. 

Choose a Focal Point, a center of interest 

close your eyes for just a minute 

 

 

 

I chose these 3 photographs because of the light;  and that sense of  “invitation”  was just fantastic.

This, was just meters from the front entrance.

I loved it. With those deep jade greens that were brightened by the beautiful branch of light gold green… beckoning.

Zen at the Zoo.

Of all places.

 

 

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