Monday, December 7, 2009

The Zoo at Night

Wow, I seem to be posting a lot of pictures lately! But it would be impossible to tell ya’ll about my fun Saturday night without posting a few pictures. At least I actually took most of these myself this time! (But I’m by no means a great photographer, so please forgive any blurryness, etc.) Iwanski, however, is a great photographer--so his picture is the first one you'll see here.

Anyway, at around 5:00 on Saturday night, Iwanski and I went to see the Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo. This amazing display of Christmas lights has been going on for at least a few years now, but this is the first time that Iwanski and I had gone to see it. It was really spectacular! In addition to the thousands of Christmas lights, there were also a couple of synchronized music and light displays, which were really cool. Now I just have to figure out how to post a video that I took of one of those. (I’m also by no means technologically savvy.)

In the meantime, here is just a sample of the amazing Christmas light displays we saw that night.

First, an overall view, as we were walking into the zoo.

This dragon “breathed” fire (flashing lights)—it was pretty cool!

I liked the penguins. (This picture is also for my sister Mary, who loves penguins.)

And of course, I liked the cat! (And my reputation as the cat lady of the family continues…)

This last one was probably my favorite light display—I just loved the pink lights covering this tree—just beautiful!

It was a fun night that got us in the holiday spirit—I even finished writing out my Christmas cards this weekend. (That is way early for me!)

Now I just have to address them (groan)…I’m sure I’ll find a way to procrastinate on that part for a while. That shouldn’t be too hard to do. So what procrastination device should I employ tonight? Facebook or blogs? Hell, why not both?

Happy Holidays, everyone!


Murry said...

cool! Penguins = happiness!

Mom said...

The national zoo in DC has the zoo lights. I have not seen it, but it is supposed to be beautiful. I do love Christmas lights

Bad Alice said...

I love the trees done up in lights. When I lived in Phoenix there was a nursery that put lights along their sajuaro cactus and their other prickly desert plants. They were gorgeous.

Here we'll drive through an enormous light display at Lake Lanier.

sageweb said...

I love cool lights very cool the zoo was all done up. I bet the animals appreciate it.

Random Thinker said...

Were you able to see the animals too?

Sling said...

Beautimous!..What a great way to spend an evening.
I was wondering about the animals too.


how coool!