Sunday, July 05, 2009

6th photo in the 6th folder

My very supportive blogging friend Icy tagged me to play this game, and this is the very first time I responded to a tag and I hope I won't be disappointing anyone who I did not respond to the tags and awards before. Somehow, I always have difficulties of choosing who to share the awards or the tags. Also, time flies so quickly that afterwards, I could not anymore catch up. However, since this one is just a very simple game and very much related to my hobby (photos), I decided to join. This will serve to give me a break as well from my posts in Lassen Volcanic ( hope you are still not tired of Lassen Volcanic), and I still have lots of parks to share from our early summer trip.

Here are the rules for this game:

1-- Go to your photo files…Select the 6th photo folder

2-- Select the 6th photo in that folder

3-- Post that photo along with the story behind it.

4-- Then challenge 6 blogging friends to do the same!

I usually transfer my photo files to my external drives right away especially if they are from a trip. I am afraid I would be losing them if in case my laptop would all of a sudden give up on me. However, I usually leave local pictures in my computer since I know I can always take them again. And I take longer time in choosing which ones of them will get some protection in my external drives. Most of the photo folders in My Pictures folder are therefore local and I have not reviewed carefully yet which ones will be transferred for protection. Thanks to Icy, for this game made me take a look at my folders. Here is the 6th photo in my 6th folder:

This picture was taken last April 12th, 2009,  just a day after we got back from our Grand Circle trip last spring. I think resting is not part of our vocabulary whenever there is an opportunity to be outdoors. This picture was taken from Wild Animal Park, which I really love to visit here in San Diego. There was a test I took about being a San Diegan that says that San Diegans have heard about the world famous San Diego Zoo and what tourists talk about but never been there for years instead what they visit frequently is Wild Animal Park. Of course that does not apply to all that lives in San Diego, but it applies to me very well. I love San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park more than the San Diego Zoo because of the more naturalistic setting of the exhibits. Though San Diego Zoo does its best to offer a naturalistic and a more open space exhibit, but it can not compare to the vast open space at the park. Also,Wild Animal Park offers several simple trails that can go for several miles, where I see animals, and yes, different plant species. It is like sometimes visiting a forest, a flower field and a jungle to me rather than going to a zoo.

For the last part of this game, I pass this tag to anyone who would want to share the fun.
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  1. Betchai,

    That's an amazing picture of the moth and flower..I love the water drops on it!

  2. 6th photo of the 6th folder seem to be a sensational one!

  3. You have a picture that can tell story. I love the way how you captured that.

  4. Hahaha...i don't need a tag for this. I am doing it for almost daily. Because my blog is afterall, a photo blog. Geee...shy...

  5. Wow..that butterfly has such a huge 'eye' on its wings!

    I need to get external HDD soon as the one I am using (80GB) isn't enough to contain all my photos.

  6. I really like this picture, and the story that goes along with it. Sounds like my kind of place.

  7. What an interesting shot. The San Diego Wild life park sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

  8. Ok I give up. I have been staring at it, and I am unsure if it is a really big fish, or something else. It is a cool photo.

  9. Betchai, wow, what a fantastic shot. I am always in awe of your photos. This one in detail is just amazing.

  10. thanks a lot everyone. your kind words always bring me inspiration and motivation.

    @ Melissa, this is a butterfly, when it open its wings, it is blue and becomes more obvious as butterfly. Don't ask me the name though :(

  11. That's very beautiful shot betchai, at first looking at the icon i thought that's some kind of big lizard coz of the dark eye but when I finally checked your's a pretty butterfly!

  12. What a beautiful butterfly. From this view it looks like finely carved and inlaid wood. I keep meaning to mention to you that I love the title of your blog, The Joys of Simple Life. :)