Monday, March 17, 2008

Grizzly sisters


One of the highlights of my San Francisco trip, was going to the San Francisco Zoo where I met up with fellow blogger AVCR8TEUR and enjoyed a wonderful day taking pictures and getting to know everyone. One of the things I learned (really I had no idea how lacking in knowledge I am ! )was how California got the name the "Golden State". I would have assumed it was from the gold rush of 1849. Not so! They got it from the Grizzly Bears that turn a beautiful gold shade in the weather. As they would come across a field the humans could look out and see a "sea" of gold across the field of the Grizzly's.
These 2 sisters were at the zoo and waiting to be fed. I see now why the Golden is impressive. Imagine a field of 50 bears and you can see why it would be "golden". Amazing, they knew even then that blonde's have more fun.
Have a great day!

14 comments:

  1. I like your photograph today and especially like the part about blondes having more fun.

    You might like to travel to Ohio to see me wearing a blog wig. A kind of fun time we had on my granddaughter's birthday.

    Brookville Daily Photo.

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  2. (Yes, today we can see Oldmanlincoln as blond :-). Be assured Neva, you look much better!)

    So now we learnt about the reason for the name "Golden State". I heard that the name California could possibly have its origin from Spanish - caliente fornalia or something like that, but there seem to be other possible explanations.

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  3. Great post and a nice photo.

    As a true blonde, what do you think of our friend Abe as a fake one?

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  4. Abe,I am sure you will be a FABULOUS Blonde!

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  5. excellent post with a beautiful photo.

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  6. Great post and great info... I thought of Abe as soon as I saw the word Blond.. I'm still in shock.

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  7. I remember these blonde gals had lots of fun chasing their lunch around the pool. Nothing like some pre-lunch entertainment.

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  8. Interesting insight. Looks like they have a decent size enclosure

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  9. Nice photo and relly interesting facts. I never knew that about the Golden State.

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  10. You could be grizzly adams.

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  11. Beautiful shot.

    I'm getting educated too!

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  12. Did you see the fake bear-prints in the concrete leading away from the windows?

    A sea of grizzlies would have been amazing to see, but I'm actually quite glad that I don't have run into them on a hike.

    You keep learning more about my state than I do. Here's one for you...did you know what's California's state dance? Or our state rock?

    Alex

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  13. This San Francisco series rocks, Neva. I'm learning so much, thanks to you. And thanks for the compliment about my handsome sons.

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  14. Alex....hmmmm now you are testing my brain.....the flower is that golden poppy that was everywhere but where my camera was! and the state rock....I'm guessing here.....fool's gold? I will go and check!

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I am glad you stopped in!