A warm sunny day in October! It is probably one of the last nice days of the season and we have to go to the zoo and see the creatures and wish them well before winter sets in. It will be great to see our friends, these lovely animals!
I read in the paper that the Moncton Zoo had some new residents, a pair of Condors from the Calgary Zoo who had lost their habitat during the flooding in Alberta and had to relocate. It was a beautiful sunny warm Autumn Sunday and we decided to go to the Magnetic Hill Zoo to visit the animals and see the new Condors. Any excuse to go and see the animals is good for me!
We just strolled along the paths of the Magnetic Hill zoo and enjoyed watching the animals. We brought our binoculars and often stopped to just watch the animals go about their business. Having the binoculars is great because we can spot far away beasts and more intimate moments.
All the animals seemed to be enjoying the Halloween spirit, many of them had pumpkins in their habitats! The black bears were so awesome munching their pumpkins! The fall colors were superb and many of the creatures were lounging on their grassy plots enjoying a sunbath!
The Magnetic Hill Zoo has a Remembrance Garden with a large stone memorial headstone with a beautiful poem inscribed in the granite. It brings tears to my eyes as we read the engraved poem and see the small tombstone memorials for the animal residents of the zoo who had passed away.
There must be a heavenfor the animal friends we love. They are not human,yet they bring out our own humanity ~ sometimes in ways that other people cannot.
They do not worry about fame or fortune ~ instead they bring our hearts nearer to the joy of simple things.
Each day they teach us little lessonsin trust and steadfast affection.
Whatever heaven may be,there’s surely a place in it for friends as good as these.
There’s a project goin’ on right here A renovation to last throughout the years So bring your new tiles, and your fixtures too We gonna renovate the laundry room thanks to Kool and The Gang & Home Hardware
It’s not exactly as exciting as a trip to Prague or as much fun as a train trip to Montreal but sometimes the next best thing to travelling is doing some renovations at home. Our laundry room had been one of the last rooms of the basement that needed updating. The floor was cement painted grey and we had foam exercise mats on it to make a carpet over the chipped paint and gouged concrete. There was a buzzing neon light overhead and a piece of cardboard covering a hole in the ceiling.
When we moved in we had installed some brackets and added cheap shelving for storage but the walls were a hideous yellow and full of holes where the previous owners had put up odd hangars and storage shelves. The space was nasty and hard to keep organized. Basically it became the room that we only visited when we needed to do the laundry or to grab some canned goods that we stored beside the tools and camping gear.
It was finally time to do something about it!
We tiled the floor, painted the walls, put in a pine built-in shelving area along one wall, added a new utility sink, patched the holes, changed the lighting fixtures and suddenly…wow! We have our dream laundry room and food storage pantry!! We love it! Renovation is so great!
Come on now Renovation Let’s all renovate and have a good time
It’s time to make it better It’s up to us, what’s our pleasure Everyone around the world Come on!