DAILY PHOTO: Seeing Eye to Eye with a Giraffe

Taken in June of 2017 at the Giraffe Center on the outskirts of Nairobi

DAILY PHOTO: Scenes from Lincoln Park Zoo

Flowering Mountain Garlic; Summer 2018, Lincoln Park
From Lincoln Park toward the Belden-Stratford and Conservatory Buildings
Solomon Island Leaf Frog
Giraffe Portrait

POEM: Yoga for Giraffes

Surely, I have misunderstood,
“Put my head where, you say?”
“But I have bones, don’t you know?”
“I wish I could obey.”

“Now, you say, my feet are too wide?”
“Really, what the heck!”
“You said put my head ‘tween my feet,
have you seen my frickin’ neck?”

“I wasn’t built to stand on my head!”
“What do you mean, ‘We’ll see?'”
“I’m not sure that you’re acquainted
with a thing called gravity.”

DAILY PHOTO: Curious Giraffe

Taken in May of 2017 in Amboseli National Park, Kenya

POEM: The Humorless Giraffe

So now, tell me, Mister Giraffe:

How come I never hear you laugh?

Are you too tall to hear the joke,

or are you just an uptight bloke?

Human humor is elation


circumvented expectation.

Since I never do misconstrue,

I never need let them know I knew.

DAILY PHOTO: Warthog with Giraffe for Scaling Purposes

Taken on June 28, 2017 at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi, Kenya

DAILY PHOTO: Wildlife of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Zebra; Taken on June 17, 2017


Crocodile on the shore




Cape Buffalo




Fighting Baboons








Bee Eater