Friday, August 24, 2012

A Whale of a Time!

I've been away from this blog for months.  I apologize, but I've been blogging regularly about my journey post-weight loss surgery over at my other blog - Weighty Matters.

It was never my intention to slight you here, and I promise to soon post with greater frequency.  I'm about to launch myself back into more fiction writing, beginning with a graduate course on Writing Romance that's being taught through McDaniel College by the incomparable Jennifer Crusie and Dr. Pamela Regis.  Ideas, characters and scenes for a new book are bubbling in my brain.  It's exciting!

Life has really been terrific for the last seven months, not that it was bad before!  I feel great and my spirit is invigorated.

I just returned from my annual vacation to Cape Cod where I had a wonderful time with family and friends.  I also took a whale watching trip out of Barnstable Village to Stellwagon Bank.  We saw at least a dozen humpback whales, including a mother and calf, as well as two minke whales.  I was able to get some cool photos and a couple of videos.  Since the last time I posted I showed you dolphin shots from the Keys, I think sharing whale pics today is in order!


Humpback whale surfacing to breathe.


A different humpback diving down to feed.


Humpback calf (probably around 8 months old) breaching.


Adult humpback slapping its huge pectoral flippers.
 
 
  video

9 comments:

Hope said...

Those are some great whale photos!

KarenB (Betty Bear) said...

Great pictures, Mary! Thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Mary, those are amazing whale pictures. I love the one of the calf breaching. Terrific luck that day. Thank you for the visuals!

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