Today's prompt is the following quote by William Blake:
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
My immediate thoughts went to ties that bind. The nest binds a bird family together. The web binds the spider's prey. And man forms bonds of friendship in order to accomplish tasks or simply to get through life. Thinking along these lines led me to think of my own family. What holds us together?
Well, tradition is one of those things. Especially the family road trip to visit Grandpa and Grandma for Christmas. During our visits we usually participate in an even more specific tradition that we have as an extended family - a trip to the Denver Zoo. In past years, we have gone at night to see the Denver Zoo Lights, but this year, we decided to go during the day. We were not disappointed. The weather was so nice, most of the animals were outside. At night, during the light festival, we could see giraffes, elephants, hippos and the animals in the aquarium section. Anything that could be housed in a building for the most part. Sure, we've enjoyed these exhibits, but it just isn't the same as seeing them out and about during the day. For one thing, I was able to get decent shots of the giraffes. To top that off, I was really amazed at how many animals the zoo actually houses. We saw monkeys and cranes and zebras and cats and wolves - tons of animals that I didn't even know were there. That's not taking into account, we didn't get through the whole zoo. This was definitely our best visit yet, and I will cherish the memories forever. I'm sure all of my family will as well. Thus creating yet another bond that ties us together.
|Grey Crowned Cranes - Denver Zoo|