So, we went to the zoo (the Oregon Zoo in Portland). In a lot of ways it’s very nice, especially compared to the sad creepy zoos of my youth. But I have mixed feelings about zoos in general, and especially about animals like elephants and primates that seem to think and remember things sort of like we do…
This is Lily the baby elephant, born in December 2012. She looks kind of sad and her story is sad too, in that she narrowly avoided being sold to a circus.
Look for more happy and sad zoo photos over the next few days.
I generally take photos of nature, but sometimes human stuff turns up along the way. In this case, really sad human stuff.
We found this abandoned long-term camp site in the oil and gas fields near Aztec, NM. It was home to a family with at least two small children who liked Spider-Man and the Wiggles. I don’t know where they went or why they left all their things behind, but it seems like a safe bet that Spider-Man did not come to the rescue. I hope they’re okay.