Last week was one of those weird lovely weeks where time seems to stretch out (in a pleasant way). The Goblin had the whole week off. On Friday he woke up and decided he had to go to the zoo so we drove down to Colchester. The zoo is a nice size for people who don’t want to walk miles (that would be us). He particularly loves seeing the lions, tigers and elephants. I love seeing the little monkeys, though I find it impossible to pick a favorite animal; even hyenas are cute in their own mutant way. I took my little camera, thinking I’d take some shots of me and the Goblin, but managed to get several shots of the animals. The sky was overcast (it started to rain just as we left) but that lovely dull slate gray English sky provided the perfect backdrop to my favorite photos of the day…a rogue flamingo that just happened to be preening itself directly underneath a pedestrian bridge…I wish I’d had our bigger camera…I could have stood there for hours watching the flamingo…the bright pink against the gray water…lovely! I had to share my favorite pictures.