Monday, January 25, 2010

An Unexpected Trip

I recently returned from an unexpected trip back to the UK for my Nana's funeral. The fact that it was her time did not make it any easier. It did mean I was able to see my sister Kerry and catch up with her. We spent our last afernoon together at the very wonderful Natural History Museum in London.

There is something rather haunting about the dinosaurs in all their majestic beauty. They make one feel quite humbled.

This little man really took my fancy. He is called a Fennec Fox and can be found on the Northern rim of the Sahara Desert.

This was my absolute favourite. I have never seen anything quite like it. A showcase crammed full of hummingbirds, dating from the early 1800's. Exposure to the light has faded most of the birds to brown, but some feathering still flashes with iridescent colour.