Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Hunt - 2016-26

It is again Friday and time for Teresa's fun meme, Friday Hunt  It seems hard to believe, but the English alphabet is about to be eclipsed as we are now at 'Z' - happily, we begin again with 'A' next week! So without further ado, week 26 begins...

Starts with ZThis photo has been seen before. Yet, still a memory that evokes a smile. We see a bear, but what of the 'Z'? This was taken at a Zoo, more specifically Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska. It was taken on a steamy midwest summer day (Teresa knows the feeling being only one state away on I-80 :)

The time was in August 1983, the day hot and humid, a stifling 102°F (39°C). Our Ursus Maritimes not bothered ay the heat as was the zoo visitors.

It was captured originally on film from a Pentax K1000 manual SLR camera. The print has held up well despite its age. So this is my Z!

Week's Favorite. I went to the Father's Day car show at the excellent Shelton History Center on Sunday. Using a wheelchair, some of my favorite photos are taken just above the ground - here with our daughter Allegra (in red) I captured the shiny reflective hub cap on a gorgeous restored 1951 Chevy 3100 pickup. I love old American automotive iron, shadows and refections too :)

Today. I didn't take it, the always lovely Patti did. She was at lunch with a friend and captured her desert. Berries and shortcake makes for a delicious desert to look at - and I was advised that it was tasty too. Thanks Teresa!


  1. That shot of the the bear is gorgeous, very relaxed he is. Love the hubcap shot adn that dessert does look yummy. I have published now so hope you will pop in so until next week, I hope you had a wonderful one.

  2. sleepy bear, shiny and berry nice.

  3. I second the bear's idea of a relaxed summer day. Nice reflection too. And the dessert, hmmm.

  4. Ralph, All great shots. I love the reflection in the wheel hub cap. This is really shiny. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  5. I had to smile at the bear at the zoo. I think I took my son on a very similar steamy trip to the same zoo about ten or eleven years later. The polar bears were our favorite. Great reflection shot. I can see why it's your favorite. That dessert does look delicious! Thanks so much for joining in. Have a great week!