Many of my photos lately have been of historic buildings and priceless art, but I also have an arsenal of nature photography!
These shots are from one of my trips up to the Lake District in Northern England.
The weather was unparalleled the day we visited.
The sun was warm, the air was fresh, and there were CUDDLY ANIMALS!
Everyone knows how I feel about furry things…lest ye be reminded…
So, we shall begin?
The Lake District is basically my idea of what heaven looks like.
I know most people hope for sandy beaches and clear blue seas, but I absolutely adore the countryside.
There is certainly no shortage of Unicorns in England. And THIS is why we are perfect for each other!
The only thing missing is centaurs and faeries.
I mean…c’mon, this is some storybook level scenery.
We’ve even got the magic forest mushrooms!
I could just sit down in this field right here and now, and do some professional cloud watching for the rest of my natural life.
No one does the English countryside better than England. FACT.
And because the universe finds it funny to give me heart palpitations by continuously creating fuzzy critters and exotic creatures for me to FREAK OUT OVER,
OF COURSE there is a friggin SAFARI PARK in the middle of Cumbria.
THOSE GIRAFFE’S ARE KISSING! BEST DAY EVER!
Fuzzy head nubbins steal my heart…nearly stop it from beating altogether…
I manage to get it together long enough to feed a Giraffe, almost requiring CPR.
There’s a monkey being all “I’m a monkey”…
And a peacock petting zoo? Whaaaaaa?
Wait, wait…and you say there are LEMURS in this petting zoo?
AND THEY HANG OUT IN CUDDLESTACKS??!!
Y’all don’t even know…I’m like…going to pass out right now…
There are Monkeys everywhere!
And there are signs all over the place about being careful handling the animals and warning people about getting bitten…THIS IS ALL NOISE TO ME!
You can’t just wave these things around at me! I’m going to steal all of your monkeys!
I DO NOT CARE IF I GET MAULED TO DEATH!
Don’t they know who I am!?
OH! Except for you. You stay away from me.
I don’t trust birds. I suspect they are smarter than everyone. Secretly plotting.
Something unsavoury is going on in that bird’s brain…
And you two! Nooooope. No hugs for you!
You guys keep sleeping over there with those tusk things. Not near my face.
And I’ll get my picture taken FROM AFAR with you Rhino pals…but I foresee very little snuggle action in our future.
But you sweet Pig lover you…
I’ll give you a quick shoulder squeeze and tell you I love you…because I totally