Meet Sofie

Posted on May 20th, 2013, by Petra

6 feet tall, weighing in at approx. 140 pounds and cute as a (rather largish) button: Sofie, the baby giraffe at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Born on April 22, 2013, Sofie has only been on exhibit for a couple of weeks; and yes, even at 6 feet she is quite tiny, compared to her parents. But she’ll get there!

They’re Not Dead

Posted on April 25th, 2013, by Petra

They’re just sleeping.

One day they will be on the road again, perfectly restored and stunning in their finned splendor.

Iconic Images

Posted on April 8th, 2013, by Petra

Stanley Kubrick / LACMA 11/01/2012 – 06/30/2013

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The Shining (1980)

Spring Begins

Posted on March 20th, 2013, by Petra

…and it does not matter at all that I took this photo already on 2/18/2013…

Single Mom

Posted on March 7th, 2013, by Petra

Two tiny young ones in the nest and the mother bird is kept busy feeding and protecting the brood. And yes, the “baby daddies” do not help. Harrumph.

They Do Need Lots Of Sleep

Posted on February 13th, 2013, by Petra

That’s why notes like this pop up: “Do not disturb.” Signed: “The Cat”

I wonder what’s next…


Posted on February 3rd, 2013, by Petra

Bon appetit, little one. Enjoy!

Enjoy 2013.

Posted on December 31st, 2012, by Petra

There will be no repeats.

Christmas Cat Says:

Posted on December 24th, 2012, by Petra

Happy Holidays!

Food Critic Says:

Posted on December 17th, 2012, by Petra

“Two paws up for breakfast!”