We spent yesterday at the Philadelphia Zoo. Did you know that the Philadelphia Zoo is America's first zoo? They have some really amazing old buildings there. I've been in love with the elephant house since I was a little girl. The next time I go, I'll take some pictures of the old structures for you to see. Between childhood and art school visits I've probably been to this zoo over 50 times and yesterday was the first time I ever saw an elephant swim! It was the most awesome thing ever! She was spraying water all over and making that wonderful elephant noise. I was thrilled but the boys kept begging to move on. You know kids, they don't appreciate how amazing it is that they are standing on the other side of a mere two inches of glass from three tigers that would love to eat them:)
Going home we drove through the city.....oops! I forgot that it was 4th of July weekend.....what other city would you go to to celebrate Independence Day than the home of the Declaration of Independence? Duh! It took us a half hour to travel 6 blocks, eeek.
Does this make you feel like Christmas? I didn't think so but here is my latest painting, available in my Etsy shop now.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and don't forget to make a comment for my give away below. I'll do the drawing tonight.....good luck!