For example, I doubt many people even noticed this lonesome dove sitting on the fence post outside the zebra exhibit. A moment of peace and calm on a busy day.
I wonder how many people stopped to notice this oak leaf hydrangea still carrying its dried flowers underneath the towering bamboo near the alligators. I took the picture standing below the hydrangea since it was planted on a ledge about five feet up above. Oak leaf hydrangeas were planted all over the zoo along with many other natives.
I noticed the wild hardy ageratum blooming with the elephants.
I enjoyed watching the swaying ornamental grasses as they stretched toward the lantern shaped light post.
Since I'm a fan of rocks I observed the placement of this large boulder among the ornamental grasses. I like how it sticks out just enough to give itself presence and is softened by the grasses around it.
I stopped to watch a monarch butterfly rest and taste the flowers of the ironweed which is blooming all over Tennessee.
But I did have to stop and wonder like this red panda did...
What is this guy doing here?
Of course the panda probably meant me!