Growing up, Porter and I consistently begged for a dog, specifically a Scotty. We'd call him "Mac" and he'd be amazing. So, every spring, to test our preparedness for this responsibility, our parents bought us a couple snap dragons. If we could grow those and remember to water 'em, we'd get our Mac. "But mom, a dog would bark if it's hungry! It's just not the same thing!" I'd cry as I looked down upon my brown, crumbling test subject a week later. (I say this to myself now, only replace "dog" with "child"...well, and switch up the barking bits). So, it's no wonder that I love taxidermy. You get the aesthetics without the food (or the byproduct). I'm just holding out for someone to breed me a potty trained airedale or spinone.
So, finally getting to the point, photographer Diana Brennan dispatched herself to the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI to shoot their animals (and plants). I stole all these images from her flickr pool. So, after the spider plate, the monkey screen, the elephant facade, and the elephant and monkey Liverpool invasion, I'm forbidding myself from doing another animalian post for at least a day.