July 26, 2015
We’re at Point Defiance, going through the zoo and the flower gardens. It was a muggy day and many animals hid from the heat in tall grass and shade. We really had to search to see some of them. The fox I photographed looks almost ghostly, as if emerging from some other dimension.
The walk along the Asian pathways into tiger territory was beautiful, filled with bamboo, orchids, statuettes and flora. The air was heavy with the scent of orchids. Very heavy on such a muggy day. There is only so much I can tolerate as orchids go. They’re beautiful, but nauseating.
In the center of the zoo they have an outdoor theater. A few years ago my brother treated my granddaughter and I to a trip to this zoo and we watched a performance at this theater. It was wonderful. The kids loved it then and they still do to this day.
Although we were fascinated with the seabirds and otters, we caught the last few minutes of the performance.
I caught our reflections in a water fountain as we watched the show’s end.