Speechless Sunday: Looking for Cows, Found a Giraffe

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For the last several days, I've been looking for some good old Kansas beef cattle to photograph.  I've seen a few, but they were along the Kansas Turnpike as we were speeding by at the 80 or so miles an hour speed limit. 

But this little guy, who lives at the Topeka Zoo, will have to do for today's shot.  When I first saw him, he was standing so still that I thought I was looking at a statue.  Then he started to chew whatever was in his mouth.

When I was growing up in Topeka, the zoo was pretty basic.  The most exciting part was Monkey Island, funky home of a bunch of unruly primates who taught the local kids about the facts of life and tried to throw who knows what across the moat to zoo visitors.  Now it's a " habitat", no longer coed, and looking a bit more like a tropical rain forest. 

The zoo is now larger and has a lot more types of animals living there.  And if you find yourself in Topeka on either business or pleasure, I'd highly recommend it as a fun place to visit.  The entrance is on 6th Avenue, just west of Gage Boulevard


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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas


I love Giraffes!  They are so incredibly beautiful!!!!

Sep 25, 2011 04:02 PM #1
Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

I like the Giraffe, more uncommon than the cow.  He looks very studious.

Sep 25, 2011 04:18 PM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

wooooow :) what an awesome photo Pat :) I love the zoo and have been meaning to check out the Bronx Zoo in NY :)

Sep 25, 2011 04:27 PM #3
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Pat, I've been "obsessed" with everything giraffe since I found out that I was one via Stefan Swanepoel's test a while back...thanks for the beautiful giraffe pic! :)


Sep 25, 2011 04:42 PM #4
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Pat:  Love that you guys took time to visit the zoo....and thank you for sharing that pic of the giraffe.  They are ultra-cool.

Sep 25, 2011 04:44 PM #5
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

As a kid the monkey house at the Washington DC zoo was open and the monkeys threw all kinds of crap...

So to speak.

Sep 25, 2011 10:08 PM #6
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Giraffes are really cool.  I got to see them in their live habitat in Southern Africa.  Now, that was really cool.

Sep 25, 2011 10:44 PM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love visiting the zoo and watching the animals!  My grandson Zack loved this post, he is sitting on my lap and loves your pics!

Sep 26, 2011 01:40 AM #8
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind

Hi Patricia,

I love going to the zoo. You picked 3 of my favorite animals in your post. I love the flamingos, monkeys, giraffes and also bears. Thanks for sharing your zoo experience and the giraffe is beautiful.

Sep 26, 2011 07:45 AM #9
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Well, it looks like you made it to the zoo while you were in Kansas......everybody loves the zoo!!!

Sep 27, 2011 03:10 AM #10
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

What? No cows? I don't know... what is wrong with Kansas.... things have gone bad there Pat. Time to come home.

Sep 28, 2011 12:10 PM #11
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


You're not going to find cows if you keep looking up. Nice shots. :)


Sep 29, 2011 01:15 PM #12
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