Sunday, 9 November 2008

Silent Sundays

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I went to our local Zoo today to do some work and while I was there I took a few pictures of some of the residents (click on the image to enlarge). I was impressed with the brown bear who was standing up playing with a tyre hanging from a tree. He was having lots of fun but I resisted the urge to join him! Sometimes, more than one is a crowd.

While I was there I took a special picture for fellow blogger Pearl from Pearl, why you little...blog. Pearl made the comment on Des's last post that she "had a hard time believing that there ARE kangaroos. Silly animals! I've never seen one live; and the thought of them bounding across an open plain is just confounding."

You see, it's like this Pearl. The Kangaroos that you see in your Zoos may just be the ordinary kind of guys that we allow to emigrate to the USA. They 'bound' and don't do much else. The guys that we have here are a lot more talented. That's why I thought I would take this picture of Big Boy Booza who was kicking back at the Zoo today. He was propped up at the bar drinking Fosters for the whole three hours I was there. Watching football with his mates. He was a little wobbly on his legs afterwards ....but thank goodness he was close to home. So now what do you say?
From The Mind of A Mom, now can you see why we have to tie our kangaroos down, sport.

And Barbara (Barbara Blundell's Blog), I have to confess that when I was walking around the Zoo I thought of you too. Actually I felt guilty being there taking pictures of caged animals because I know that I, including your other loyal readers, want to free all these animals when we get to rule the world. One day.

So, making sure I was not letting the team down, because I did feel overwhelmed by those bears, tigers and giraffes, I came home via the Restaurant that serves the live lobster. I summoned up some courage and I placed this sign at the entrance door. I hope you will be proud of my efforts......ummmm, maybe you might get a few extra visitors to your blog....by the name of Constable something or other.... hope you don't mind..



Happy Sunday everyone and I can't close the comments today because I want to know what you think of the hunky Kangaroos we have here. Especially you Pearl.

68 comments:

  1. I see them every day - on the way to work, on the way to the mall - lots on the way to Fyshwick. :)

    I have a free ticket to the zoo - I must get Alessandro to take me. :)

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  2. Pearl, honey, you gotta get over to Oz, that's all i can say. I had a field full of kangaroos when I was a kid and used to ride one to school... you'd see them bouncing down the main street all the time, it's no big deal. they even had kangaroo parking spaces...

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  3. Thank you Lilly.Great stuff. Am proud of you ! More power to your elbow !

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  4. CONGRATS SITS-er! Your on the site for the whole week!

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  5. @ Le - I havent been to the Zoo in years but had a job there (serioulsy) so had a look around. Loved the brown bears!!!

    @ Leslie - you must go, it has changed a lot in about 15 years since last I went! Yes Pearl needs to come for a visit to see how many kangaroos we have hopping down the highways!

    @ Braja - you rode one to school too? Wow, so what do they think about Kangaroos in that oh so quiet place you live in Braja? By the way the Aussie women cricketers won the test against India. Makes a nice change seeing our guys can't do the same thing - I guess it's sort of even now.

    @ Barbara - thanks Barbara - I didnt want to let you down on the Lobster front. Take Care!

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  6. Sounds like a fun day!! I soooooo want to visit your lovely country, down under!

    btw, I got the Bella video fixed (hopefully!!!)

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  7. Congrats on being Saucy this week!

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  8. Hey congratulations on being SAUCY this week! I will be back...

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  9. Oh, come on Lilly ... that's an old pic of Crocodile Dundee you've found and pasted in.

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  10. Yea, Lilly, you're one of the Saucy Blogs on SITS! I love your blog and always enjoying reading your comments on mine, you are an AWESOME e-friend!:)

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  11. @ queanie jeanie - well I hope you do get to visit sometime too. Thanks I will be back to visit your beautiful Bella's video.

    @ Snady - thanks for dropping by!

    @ Gaspegirl - thanks for your good wishes

    @ Dee - he sure does but its the schooner of beer sitting in front of him which is more of a concern.

    @ CJW666 - mmmm, are you suggesting some kind of funny business is going on here on Lilly's Life. Ask your son what kind of tough roos we have here. Sure it's not often you see them sipping on ale but every now and then......it was a very hot day here is all I will admit to, glad to see you sir!

    @ Mandy - thank you and you are one of the most creative people blogging - love your food ideas!!! Thanks for commenting. Appreciate it.

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  12. Lilly, you really make me laugh. Love the lobster sign! And I would love to sit and have a Fosters with Big Boy - he looks like he might be a mean drunk, though.

    Sounds like you had a great day.

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  13. Congrats on being a saucy SITStah!! I've never seen a real kangaroo in person... how cool would that be? I've heard they are quite strong and powerful. My boys love to watch Kangaroo Jack. I have to giggle when they take that photograph with Jack... thinking he's dead. Way silly, but it makes me smile.

    Congrats again on being so saucy!!

    ~Jill (Just another Texas Gal...)

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  14. I would LOVE to sit at the bar and share a few drinks with that kangaroo. I wonder what he would have to say. Are they known to be aggressive or pretty passive?

    I love the zoos, I gotta get baldyman to go with me--OR i guess i need to just go alone.

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  15. Over form SITS.

    William has a kangaroo in his kindergarten class with him. They really do exist.

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  16. Oh, what great pictures! I love them! and I'd like to have beer with that kangaroo, too. I think going to the zoo -- even though I do hate to see animals in cages -- is a wonderful chance to see all the beautiful creatures that share the planet with us. Thanks for a big smile this gray Sunday morning!

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  17. Love the kangaroo! That's hilarious! But I think the bear is my favorite too!

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  18. Stopping in from SITS to say Hi-

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  19. Ooops! I didn't even realize you were SAUCY this week!!!!!

    WOOOO HOOOO! Congratulations!!!

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  20. Wow, kangaroos mush really fbe different (and feel much more comfortable and relaxed) in their native counrty. I never knew! =) Congrats on your sauciness!

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  21. Hey Lilly

    It's great to hear you had a fun time at the zoo. Okay I am going to contact the owners of Wandering Wendall and tell them to check the local pubs to see if he is out with his mates having a pint of Fosters and never mind checking the wondering wilderness. When they start laughing at me I am going to tell them go to Lilly's blog and look at the picture! :o)

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  22. My favorite photo of all was the Giraffe. That in my book was a perfect picture. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I LOVE zoos but I've never seen a Kangaroo, that would be nice!

    Congrats on your Saucy Blog!

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  24. Here from SITS.

    Going to Australia has always been a dream of mine. And to see a real, live roo would just rock.

    Your blog rocks too. :)

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  25. Congratulations on your being a Saucy blog:-)

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  26. Ok, so this is totally cheesy, but you officially a SAUCY-AUSSIE!
    Congrats!

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  27. LET THE LOBSTERS LIVE!!! Just wait until after I have lunch though!

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  28. lovely pictures of the animals, and that lobster 'protest' is great! Don't think I've seen a real kangaroo either.

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  29. Looks like fun, Lilly! I like your kangaroos, but love the pic of the lobster even more.

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  30. Sounds like you had a great day and I love the photos. I know your Oz has to be so beautiful from all the great pictures you and June Saville post. I would love to see it.

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  31. OMG-awesome pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Lilly, I still suspect that kangaroos are not real.

    You know. Like platypus. :-)

    Good luck with the pinhead thing. I like your reasoning -- plus you could probably charge people to come look at you; and since you are rather attractive you may eventually end up making quite a good living!

    Pearl

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  33. HEY there! CONGRATS ON BEING SAUCY! :)

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  34. Ahahahha...LOVE the kanga. I'm fairly certain he bought me a beer once in a bar...LOL

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  35. By the way, I'm so glad you love my blog! I love that you love it! Thanks for going through the "dating hell" with me. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and comments for finding a good man are always welcome!!! :)

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  36. Congrats on being Saucy this week. sounds like a fun trip to the zoo.

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  37. Oh Happy Spring from CA where it is cold, rainy and windy today. I loved in NSW for a year back in '95 and remember the big fuss over the M-Cup. Lovely dresses and hats...very formal.

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  38. what a great post, thank you for sharing your day with us... Your pics are teriffic!LA

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  39. Oh that bear sure looks big standing up. I think that Kangaroo looks like he should be called Bruce. Dont you think? What a hoot!
    Notice now that Pearl has given you another animal to find, a platypus. I might be tempted to visit the Zoo now. I am sure we have Kangaroos over here in the colder parts of the world. I'll bring a can of Fosters and slip them one if we do.

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  40. Came just as I needed a smile :) NICE

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  41. I am so glad you enjoyed the french toast!

    Those kangaroos are gorgeous!

    I have never seen on up close.

    Don't get to zoo's very much. I need to get to one soon.

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  42. Hi Mum
    The bear standing up is adorable. You'll have to take me to the zoo when I am home for Christmas ;)
    JKT

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  43. Visiting from SITS have a great day!

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  44. @ Matt - Yes they can get mean actually and can box you. They are very strong and can write off you car if you manage to hit one on the road. As Leslie said.

    @ One Wired woman - Kangaroo Jack - its funny isnt it a small Wrold - thanks for dropping by.

    @ Dawnie - Just like us I think - if we get annoyed we get a bit angry too. My Dad used to have a pet one. Get the baldyman to go with you definitely.

    @ Kristin - on how cute - William has a pet kangaroo in class - wow. Not sure that would even happen here.

    @ Sylvia - imagine what kind of phots you could have got. I just point the camera, click and hope for the best. You must give me tips someday.

    @ Rhonda - I misread that and thought you wrote that beer is your favourite. No I love the bear standing up - they look way cuter on two legs instead of four.....

    @ Georgie, Iheartbowheads, Queenie Jeanie,Susie, Rachel, Jori-o Tiffany, Kdlost - thanks for your comments, ladies!

    @ Mind of a Mom - Wandering wendell is definitely at the pub if he is a real Aussie!!

    @ Sandi - yes the Giraffe is cute.

    @ Grand Pooba - thanks, you have to see a Kangaroo

    @ Blue Castle - I hope you get to see a Kangaroo soon.

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  45. I love the zoo. I just wish they'd let me in with the animals. I'd really like to ride an elephant.

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  46. Morning, Lilly! Oh, I love your zoo animals and especially the Kanga!! My sister in law many years ago lived in Alice Springs and they had a kangaroo as their pet, named Ms. Klondike! They had a ball with her.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  47. Well, Lilliness, you got me to thinking and I went back to my blog and wrote a story. come on back and read it if you get a chance.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  48. Thank you Ms. Gorgeousness! I'm so glad I'm off the hook!! You're the sweetest one,
    Shelia ;)

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  49. Wow! That is quite the hunky kangeroo! I can't help but think that kangeroos and beer together is probably not the best idea!

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  50. Lilly love, is it silent Mondays too??!!

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  51. Great pictures! I never doubted that there were kangaroos hopping around Australia, just like I have Bambi, turkeys, and geese blocking up my roads here!

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  52. Ms. Lilly, I nominated you for a blog award. Should you choose to accept, you can find the info here: http://macaroniandglue.blogspot.com/2008/11/oh-boy-oh-boy-somebody-thinks-im.html

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  53. G-day mate! (tee heee)
    Hey I found you on SITS! Congrat's on being saucy!

    Angie
    "Nana's Box"

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  54. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by Blog Around the World. Just wanted to let you know that you are all linked up! Check in daily to see where in the world we are headed next...Don't forget to grab the HTML code for you BATW button ;)

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  55. Congrats on being saucy this week!! Comin' at you from SITS!!!

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  56. Flamin Nora Lilly, '52' commenters, wot ya tryin ta do missus? take over the world...
    Only kidding Pal, you certainly have a way with words, or is it just yer saucy-ness shining through. Seriously though,I Love to read your blogs they are really entertaining - you should be on the stage, and I don't mean brushing it! Thanks for the giggles...(and all yer great comments). Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate x.

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  57. Hey Congrats on being Saucy!!

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  59. Hello from my fantasy vaca! I am dreaming of visiting Australia. Hope your doing wonderful and congrats on being a saucy blog! Cant wait to keep reading all about you.

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  60. Congrats on Having a Saucy Blog this week!

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  61. Hi! Thanks for popping in and sharing the bloggy love today. I try to have some "Bella Time" daily!

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  62. Congrats on your Saucy blog! I just planned a vacation around going to the zoo. I had to see some polar bears!

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  63. Hi ... I surfed in from 40 forever! I love your zoo photos. Thanks :) Happy November to you!

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  64. Man, I wish it wasn't freezing here so we could go to the zoo. And that little collage of all the zoo pics was great. Why am I not technical enough to do that?!!

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