On a trip north, we stopped in Connecticut to visit our grandsons (of course!). We were hoping for some winter activities, but warm temperatures led us to explore the Stamford Nature Center not far from their home. I was expecting squirrels, foxes, and birds of prey, so it was quite a surprise to encounter a Sicilian donkey, a couple of llamas, an otter, and a yak. Our grandsons were delighted, and for a few minutes I could pretend I was photographing in the Himalayas.