Friday, February 29, 2008

What's not to love about nature?

I didn't end up going to the zoo. It was $37 just to get in...plus $12 ferry ride....so decided to just look around the harbor and botanical gardens area of the park....

The harbor bridge....

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The famous opera house...

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A tree full of screeching bats...

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A tree full of SCREECHING BATS????!!!!!

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They were covering a group of trees all around me and making all kinds of noise (I thought it was birds at first...). A fern brushed up against my leg when I was taking the pictures and I just about poo-poo plattered all over the ground.

But, I was able to regain my composure and, after a few minutes, was doing okay....until I walked past this....

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So much for sleeping for the next week or so...

6 comments:

gonoles84 said...

Oh Lord....it only took 4 days to reference the poo. Honestly, the spider would have illicited a plotz.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

No snakes yet, then?

Mark Ward said...

If you're going to incorporate "Vampire" into the title, one must expect a bat or two to appear somewhere!

Vampire Hours said...

Traveling doesn't affect my poo mind, you know that. No snakes, thanksfully (and "thanks" for adding that into my mind). And I guess I should have expected bats. I should have called this blog "Winning Lottery Number"...that might have worked out better all around.

cindytown said...

What the H kind of freaking spider IS that?!! Argh, are those BABY ones scattered throughout the web, preparing to launch themselves onto unsuspecting passersby?! GAH! Shouldn't the bats be EATING those?

Eeep... honestly, Ethel, I'd WELCOME a snake or two at this point! Those looked like rather sizable bats... a hearty snake meal if ever I saw one. Or two. Or hundreds. Again, GAH, I say!

Vampire Hours said...

I know...I KNOW! I have no idea what kind of spider it was, but I do know that it is the kind of spider that I hope I never see again. The bats are fruit bats unfortunately...perhaps I'll toss a fruit cup into the web and hope for the best.