I have a big friend. I call him, elephant, elephante, the big El. I have no idea why I adore them. I remember as a ten-year-old going to Africa, Kenya, and watching the elephants run by our Land Rover. I was so amazed at how much healthier and bigger they were than the zoos at home. Elephants put a smile on my face.
wasting my life away doing research on Pinterest and stumbled across this adorable illustration by Caitlin McGauley. I put it in my "art" board so I would remember this fabulously chic guy.
Then the next day whilst
I decided to do a search to find some elephant images. I found the picture of myself below when I did a photo shoot for Vogue. Haha! Completely kidding. Could you imagine getting on top of this guy? And looking so chic while deep down knowing you are going to fall off at any second?! I don't even know who this is and where it was taken but it is impressive.
A blog about elephants is not complete without mentioning my favorite, Pink Pagoda! You can have her (she is pink after all) in note cards, on coffee mugs and as art on your wall!
I went back to my photo albums and grabbed a few pictures of some of my favorites. The first is a palace wall in Jaipur, India. There were a bunch of these guys all lined up. Amazing.
Ganesh(a) are everywhere in India. In fact, they are in most every house. Genesh is one of the most widely recognized Hindu deities because of the elephant features. He is revered as the "Remover of Obstacles". Who doesn't need someone to remove obstacles?
This painted Indian elephant has it's trunk up. This is a sign of welcome and good luck.
Of course, next to the cars and the motorcycles comes and elephant in India. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this and had to grab my camera. I never knew what would be coming down the street next!
|Thailand Asian Elephant|
BUT, I was on long enough to take a picture of me riding my guy:-)
|My sister, Lisa, and I riding an elephant|