along the riverbanks

I love my zoo.  And yes, I like to consider it my zoo.  Columbia as a city doesn’t always have tons to brag about but the Riverbanks Zoo is a little gem of ours that we are always so proud of.  Recently it was ranked the 4th best zoo in the country (by who and reasons why I haven’t a clue) .  They do an excellent job of outreach and education and are at the forefront of many studies in the realm of breeding and rearing with endangered animals.  A few Sundays ago I spent the day taking my little niece out and about to enjoy the sights and took note that inspiration abounds from daily musings if  you pay attention.

fire orange

pastel puff

hues of green

purple beauty

speckled white