Zurura – In planning our Kenya trip in 2006, I discovered the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This group rescues and rehabilitates orphan elephants and an occasional rhino. To help with the tremendous cost they have set up a program where one can “sponsor” a baby elephant. We did – and his name is Zurura. We even got to visit with him while we were there. Zurura is a success story and is now living free in Tsavo National Park. This is a recent photo of him (we are still “sponsoring” him so we can keep getting his updates).
Zoo (St Louis) – A favorite place to go as a child… and as an adult. They have great programs and are very active in conservation and breeding programs. Little Bird and Little Hoss love going there too!
Zebra – One of my favorite wild creatures. I had a blast in Kenya photographing them… I have so many zebra photos (like this one!).
Zero – If I must drink a diet soda, this is the one I would pick. But I’d rather have water…
Zen gardens – I’ve always enjoyed the order and peaceful of Zen gardens. I’m trying to use a modified version this style in the landscaping of our yard.
Zucchini – While I do enjoy zucchini and have found many ways to prepare it, I discovered one year that 3 zucchini plants can produce enough zucchini to feed a small army…
Zinnia - I love these bright little flowers. They are so nice in a garden with all their color and make great cutting flowers too. I plan on having a flower garden for cutting and they are on the top of my list for planting.
Zipper purse - I received one of these as a gift from someone who went on a mission trip to Brazil. The whole thing is made from one zipper. As you unzip it, it goes from purse to a 9’ long zipper. What fun!
Zorro – This was the name of our pet iguana. He was so named because of the way he’d slash his whip-like tail when he was displeased. He was an interesting pet. (This photo is not Zorro. I took this in Costa Rica.)
Zealous – I am zealous about the things I love and care about. My Lord, my family, my friends, my home.
And this is Z-end!!