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Flower bed in Island Park.

and twitter in the trees, and squirrels play 'tag' from morn 'til night; a spot where geese, ducks and 'swans move in a pond as effortlessly as their plastic counterparts do in a bath-tub; a spot where deer and other animals always look at you in wide-eyed wonderment as if they find it hard to believe that all humans don't look alike and are of all shapes and sizes; and it could be said that it is an artist's paradise.

The llama, shown here, has gotten twice as much attention since she became a Mama llama! She has been photographed as often as many movie actresses, we think! She isn't the least bit camera­ shy and could almost be suspected of posing. It is regrettable that in

The duck pond in Island Park.