Three Things Thursday

Thanks to Nerd in the Brain for the weekly challenge Three Things Thursday:

three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy

Three Things Thursday

I’ve been gone for quite a while, probably about three months. Life happens. I’ve missed the weekly Three Things Thursday posts, since they usually brighten my spirit and bring a smile to my face. I’m glad to be back.

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Every year the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium here in Tacoma dresses up for the winter with Zoolights, a gorgeous and enchanting other world painted by thousands of colored lights. Here are three of the best photos from this year’s visit.

(1) Dancing Crab


Since this is a static photograph, you can’t see this as the dancing crab that it really was, with its claws alternately opening and closing. But I’m still fond of it.

(2) Tree of Life

tree of life

I’m not sure who named this the tree of life or why it was so named, but if I had to pick one overall favorite display, this would be it. Perhaps I love it so much because purple is my favorite color. Whatever the reason, this is the centerpiece that draws me every year.

(3) Wolf Howling at the Moon

wolf howling at moon

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium participates in the red wolf restoration project, and this annual display illustrates that participation. In past years we had to photograph this display from quite far away, and the pictures always came out blurred. But this year some of the traditional exhibits had been rearranged on the grounds. We were able to get much closer to the howling wolf, and this photo came out better than previous attempts.

I hope Zoolights brightens up your day as much as it brightened up my night.


© 2017 by Mary Daniels Brown

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