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Friday, April 29, 2016

Fresno Chaffee Zoo- P.E.O. -GZ

Been to the Zoo lately? Chapter GZ in Oakhurst had more than 20 members and guests have a day at the Zoo.  We started out with a wonderful lunch over looking Gazelles, and Elephants. We had Jean Chaffee as our docent and she let us in on all the training and interesting stories regarding the animals and the trainers.  

Did you know that the animals have pedicures?  Well, not really but there are schedules where all the animals are touched daily, even their feet.  Yes, daily, so they get used to it, in case they have to have medicine or shots etc. This way they are used to people touching them and it is not a big surprise.

Wish my llamas would be that friendly, I think they are the most forgetful animals, unless I have a pocket of grain.  It was fun to watch the kids feed the giraffe's.  They have the longest tongue and it is split at the end..They giggled and laughed. Did not seem to faze the Giraffe's. 

View from our lunch area.   It has been years since we have been to the zoo. Fun to be a kid again. Yes, lots of walking. 
So if you are ever in the Fresno area.  Come see the Chaffee Zoo, check ahead to see if you can have a docent for your group.  And enjoy a relaxing day... I suggest going early, and when it is cool. There are lots of trees in the jungle area, but some areas are in the open. There were 18 bus loads of kids.  Parking is another reason to go early.  However, once inside we never knew they were there.  
Be sure to look at the paper work they give you with your receipt. Keeper chats are listed. I think one of my favorite was the Sea Lion Cove.. My hubby and I could sit and watch them swim under water for hours.. They just zipped around and between what looked like the sea bottom.. Great Fun!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Timberline Gallery- Special Exhibits. April -May 19th 2016

Timberline Gallery has an amazing variety of art, by local artists. This year we are featuring  special exhibits in addition to our main gallery and gift gallery.   Visitors are still talking about our wonderful Fiber Exhibit, many pieces are still on exhibit in the main gallery.  Glass and Wood are now on displayed in our Feature Room,with some unusual techniques in glass art thru April 27th.   April 29 - May 8 will be our Mama Mia Jewelry Exhibit and fund raiser for the Children's Museum.  Looking for a special piece for yourself or a gift? This is the time to view the jewelry and meet the artists.

Wendy Denton will be displaying her Cancer Chronicles photographs. May 9th - May 19th. In honor of all those that have been touched by this disease.

Yosemite Western Artists will be exhibiting a special showing of art at the gallery, called the Tri-County Competition and Exhibition May 21- May 29, Reception will be May 21.  If you are wishing to enter this exhibition, please look up information on their web site and join the fun of exhibiting. All art is for sale at the gallery. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Thankful for the rain, beautiful flowers.

This is the season for tulips. If you live in an area with deer, there isn't much point in planting tulips. The deer love to munch on tulips. Do you look at the floral display in the grocery?  They usually
have an abundance of colors and all types of flowers. One of our yellow lupine survived the rabbits.   They only seem to thrive in one half of the back yard, so we are very careful at this time of year to walk around them. They are pretty hardy, and grow in our granite type of soil.
Enjoy the rain and Spring flowers. 

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