Milli Stephania, Photography

The Bronx Zoo with ZJ

Hanging out with my godson Zj is an always an adventure. This time, I decided to take advantage of The Bronx Zoo weekly deal, Wednesdays are free with donation. What’s not to like about that? Katt (Zj’s mom) packed us some sandwiches, apples and yogurts to go. I felt like a little kid going on a school field day. Except wait, this time I had to be the adult! Booo… Being and adult sucks!

Zj insisted on stopping my his godfather’s tattoo shop really quick to say hello, which we did, and headed straight to the zoo right after. We haven’t even made it to the entrance yet and he’s already complaining about his feet hurting… boy, I tell you, talk about whiny.

I wasn’t set on seeing one specific animal, I just wanted to have time to explore the whole zoo. It’s been a long time since I have gone (see that post HERE) and I wanted to see what was new. Zj insisted on seeing the gorillas, and even though we walked forever and a day to find their exhibit, they were no where to be found. They must have been hiding somewhere, because we didn’t see not one trace of them.

Zj fell in love with the giraffes, as did I. He also liked the rhinoceros, while I was too busy falling in love with the Chilean flamingos. They were just so beautiful.

The zoo was packed, which I wasn’t surprised, it being free and all. It was a good day with good company, and a beautiful sense of nature. Though I appreciate the beauty of having the convenience of these animals in our urban life. Sometimes I wonder if they are really happy. I know they are getting fed right, and have other members of their herd to not get lonely. But if I was in that position, would I really want to be living my life in display just being judged by outsiders?

Maybe I’m thinking about this too much. Anyway, I hope you guys have enjoyed this post. I know I haven’t really been going out as much, So most of my posts nowadays don’t seem to be too personal about my daily adventures like usual. But things will get better, I have just been stuck at home painting like crazy, trying to get some work done. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ll be having a huge show in September. And from the looks of it, I might be doing a small one in August. So, I have a lot of work to do in a small amount of time. Wish me luck, and I hope I get to see you guys at the shows!

love, minxinx