Monday, June 27, 2011

San Francisco Zoo - Tarantulas - June 27, 2011

When I went to pick up my friend, Joanne Olivieri ( aka Poetic Shutterbug ) the
other day for a rendevous at the Park Chalet, I couldn't help but notice this
sign on her street, advertising the latest exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo!  Give
me the sweet little koalas any day of the week, tarantulas are not my favorite
creatures.  The sign certainly got my attention, though!

I thought it was a great photo for both Mellow Yellow Monday #127


  1. Yes, that tarantulas is hairy looking, but very interesting too.

  2. Ewwwwwwwwww, I'd wait 'til THAT special week is over. LOL

    Blue Plumbago is my photo post today. Do come join me if you can find time.

    Happy Monday.

  3. I saw a tarantula exhibit at the Butterfly Pavilion in Denver, Co and found them to be fascinating creatures. I wouldn't hold one in my hand, however, no matter how "gentle" they are supposed to be! :0)

    Thanks for entering the $100 HomeGoods gift card give away on my review blog and tweeting it, Carmen! I really appreciate it!

  4. Late visit from MYM. HERE is my entry. Thanks and hope to see you around!

  5. Love the flower. The tarantulas looks creepy but I am not scared of spiders hehehe!


    It‘s Red

  6. Icy BC -
    With my bad luck with insect bites, cellulitis, and hospitalization, I don't think I'd give a tarantula a chance! I know they are not poisonous but they give me the creeps!

    Kim, USA -
    I AM scared of spiders...and anything creepy crawly except lady bugs and dragnflies and lightning bugs, I usually avoid!

    I hear that the taratula exhibit has been very popular so I guess it appeals to quite a few folks. Well, to each his own. Love your new blog layout, Anni!

    Keanna -
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm over to check out your Mellow Yelow after I post here!

    Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti -
    I'll bet your little grandson liked the tarantulas. I'll take the butterflies. Funny, how we're programmed to like certain things!

    I checked out Home Goods in our area. There is none really close by but I pass near one on my way to see my son and DIL in Sacramento - about half way up. I'll have to check it out. They seem like fabulous stores.

  7. Your header shot is gorgeous. Are you going to the zoo to see the tarantulas? They give me the creeps. Happy MYM!

  8. A friend had a pet tarantula once. It was mostly good for scaring his mother.

  9. Beautiful post to start the week!

    Would you mind peeking at my Mellow Yellow? Have a great week ahead.

  10. I'll take the koalas too, but there is something fascinating about spiders, I must admit. Amazing header picture--wow, wow, wow.
    Mickie ;)

  11. a lovely take indeed!

    have dedicated a pic on my blog today! do drop by and check it out!!

  12. I would rather go into the next bar and have a drink ! Yikes !

  13. I can't see tarantulas near me, I am coward with spiders.



    Barcelona Daily Photo

  14. Ooh.. did you guys check out the tarantula? :D Nice poster! :)

  15. I had to laugh at this post. My son, who lives on a farm about 50 kms away, has a pet tarantula and a couple of weeks ago his wife met his tarantula (or so she thought)in the poorly lit passage. Of course she told him exactly how she felt about his tarantula (and him) only to be told that his tarantula was in its cage. Now he has two tarantulas... wonder if they were meant for each other - lol.

  16. Beautiful shot. Happy RT!

    Mine's here.

  17. i would love to photograph it though Carmen, but yeah, koalas are too lovely and huggable :)

  18. Now that tarantula would definitely not endear me to that zoo.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  19. Great finding for MYM and RT! Don't like those insects very much though!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pic;o)

    Hope you are having a nice and happy week***

  20. Tarantulas aren't my favorite too.