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The Franklin Park Zoo in winter, or “What happens when you go up to a lion and say ‘baa’?”

I confess, I love visiting the Franklin Park Zoo in winter. True, the giraffes, the budgies, and the other warm-weather animals are in their winter enclosures and off-exhibit. You have to visit the farm animals in the barn, rather than in the much better ventilated outdoor petting zoo. The usually marvelous gardens contain only the dry stalks of last summer’s blooms. The carousel and other outdoor rides are dismantled. And there are no butterflies. But there are no crowds, either.

My view today

Our third snowstorm in three weeks didn’t drop quite enough snow to make snow cream, but I’ll happily settle for lacy trees and a day off…