Thursday, 18 October 2018

A visit to the zoo

I love visitng the zoo here in Zürich, it's so beautiful, and now they've added a new enclosure - Australia, with the koalas as main attraction.

The emus and wallabies are free to roam and mingle with the visitors. The wallabies were a bit shy, though, and prefared to keep their distance. The emus, on the other hand, were very interested in investigating...

The elephants enjoyed some quality family time.

The Masoala hall is always a special place to visit. You never quite know what you're going to see. It's something different every time. But there's always something to see. And this little mouse lemur was just the sweetest little creature!

That plant must be especially delicious, because on our way back, we saw this little fellow. Usually, they just sit motionless upside down on tree trunks.

Gecko from Nordljus on Vimeo.

One of the animals you pretty much always see, is the chameleon. This time, we saw four different ones. What characters they are. And their colours, patterns and textures are just amazing.

The end of another wonderful day at the zoo, and one last glimpse back in the later afternoon light, before the zoo shut it's gate, and the animals got some well deserved peace and quiet.


  1. Good to see you around again. Glad that the change of diet helped you get well, and that you are now feeling good again. Love the photos from Zürich. Happy PPF, Valerie

  2. I'm so sorry about your suffers and happy that all is passed and you are well. Congratulations for weight loos and strength to you to keep it. Your paintings are beautiful and thank you for marvelous photos from the zoo. I love especially the koala and the speedy video fellow! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy PPF and weekend xx

  3. Goodness me, you must feel like a new person after having put up with all that for so long. Well done!
    I loved your sketches and then another treat with those trip to the zoo photos. Especially happy there was an Australian section. Laughing because that Emu was nice, a lit of them here will come up behind and steal the food from your hand they are that cheeky.
    Happy PPF!

  4. That is some zoo in Zurich thanks for sharing the lovely photos and videos and of course your art. Glad you survived summer.

  5. Oh my, I know how such chronic pain and flare ups can wreak such havoc not only on the body but the mind too. So glad you're feeling much better. Sounds like you're doing the best thing for yourself-healthy eating(that soup looks DELISH!), clearing things out, and getting some kind of exercise. Wonderful photos of the zoo animals!! Stay well, and happy PPF!

  6. What a marvellous set of animal photos! I also love the small watercolour of the little squirrel.


  7. I hate when our bodies decided FU and go into flare up mode. Glad the meds helped and you are making a change to help yourself :)

  8. That sounds like it was a hard summer. I'm glad you're feeling so much better now. Those pictures from the zoo are beautiful. LOVE that chameleon! Never saw it that up close. Happy PPF!

  9. I am sorry about the flare. I do know what you are experiencing. I switch to herbs and other natural things 18 years ago. I am better now than I have ever been. Once you get it figured out you will be even better. Love all the photos.