Opened in 1844, with animals donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany.  The zoo’s population of rare deer are part of several captive breeding projects.  I’m not sure if this is one of the deer that is considered rare, but it was awfully cute! On […]

After my early morning walk along the Old Fisherman’s Wharf, on the way back to the hotel with coffee for the birthday boy, a mama deer and a young fawn were stopped at a “t” intersection in a quiet residential neighborhood while I drove by on the right-of-way. The mama didn’t seem stressed at all, […]

On my way home the other day, I was lucky enough to drive past this fawn who had braved its way out of the woods and into a field.  I wish I could have snuck in a little closer (or that I had a more powerful zoom), but fortunately there was a gate that I […]

My youngest daughter and I just started reading the Little House series together.  Last night, as we worked our way through Little House in the Big Woods, we learned how much time and effort it took for Pa to reload his rifle.  The story reiterated how important it was for Pa to kill a wild […]