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.


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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