I decided to embrace the freezing cold weather last week to sneak up to the Oregon Zoo for an afternoon of animal sketching. I like going this time of year because kids are in school and the temperatures keep most people away. I felt like I had the whole Zoo to myself! It was really wonderful getting to interact with each creature in privacy while I sketched them. They all seemed very happy to help me out. I learned so much from my short visit, and more than that, I had a really nice time by myself just relaxing and observing the beauty of Nature around us. The only place that was really busy was the Elephant room. Lily, the baby elephant that was just born was on display for everyone to fawn over. She was pretty damn adorable.
All-in-all, it was a fantastic day and I look forward to my next visit when it isn’t so cold! (I had to hide out in the African Rainforest room from the lack of heat and humidity outside. Haha!) I encourage everyone to get out there and observe life and nature. You learn so much from observation. :)