Saturday, September 04, 2010

Daily 5 - Year 2, Day 21

Today's Daily 5:
  1. "Holding" the door for a pair of peacocks at the zoo this morning - they wander the grounds freely, and wanted to leave the building to join two others just outside, but weren't large enough to trip the sensors for the sliding doors, so I "held" the doors open for them as they slowly ambled through.
  2. Watching the hippos eat breakfast - they're kind of like vacuum cleaners, but big, chubby, enormous, scary, and very funny vacuum cleaners that heave themselves into a bath once they're done cleaning.
  3. sitting down on a bench to eat my own breakfast and having the zebras walk over to check me out
  4. the laughter of small children
  5. colobus monkeys and cotton top tamarins, with their tiny serious faces
  6. the majesty of the butterfly garden, and it's warm, damp, sweet smelling air
  7. the face of a little girl, hand over her mouth in delight when she spotted the gelato stall at the farmer's market
  8. spinach and goat feta hummus
  9. the smell of the rain
  10. eating supper with relatives at my favorite Mexican restaurant