I often think of those summer days as a child that felt like they would go on forever, no worries, no cares. Lolling away the warm, lazy days in a summer breeze, enjoying my time before the responsibilities and changes of autumn arrived. It remains a magical time in my mind and makes me so grateful to see the chimps enjoying such a time even as summer wanes into the coming days of autumn.
Our days at the sanctuary are still warm, but the nights have a definite chill that brings dew in the mornings. The chimps’ garden is nearing it’s end, but still full of activity.
With full bellies from lunch, the chimps were anxious to settle into their nests and enjoy and nap and the breeze. Heading out to the greenhouse, I was excited to find Annie within the lens reach. Annie isn’t often one who enjoys having her photo taken which is unfortunate because she is so beautiful! But she was so relaxed and comfortable I guess she decided to tolerate the camera:
But as we are learning more and more, Annie is full of sass and moxie! She took one look at the camera and immediately flipped her lip to make a silly face.
Which she thought was pretty funny:
Burrito, ridiculously adorable as usual:
Annie foreground, Burrito background: