Monday, August 3, 2015

a little getaway

 in maine for a wee while
before going to longridge 
to meet and work with sandra brownlee
but first a visit with 
 my nephew rich
his species list for the day 
was longer than mine,
but he taught me new birds: 
gannet, puffin, and others i've heard of
but never seen.
 and he said this was not a big cruise ship!
 leaving the harbor
i admit i couldn't focus
on photos
i was way to thrilled
 puffins swimming amongst their friends
petite manan island

 endlessness and 
big swells. 
our five had two a little sick
one really sick,
so they retreated to the rear.
 i was in the bow 
thrilled and flying
it was like riding and jumping
and then i heard the breath
of the big fin whale
 impossible to photograph in my excitement
 and after four hours on the ocean,
out of bar harbor
we had a BIG lunch
"don't," she said
but i did.


aimee said...

OH. i feel like i can breathe again looking at all that water! THANK YOU for even sharing that. i would have not wanted to worry about a camera at all while on the boat! xo

Mo Crow said...

puffins & a whale!

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, many of both (ok, more puffins, but still...)

Sharmon Davidson said...

It looks like a marvelous trip! My favorite photos are the ones of just water - great abstract patterns!

Velma Bolyard said...

sharmon, i know! the water held me!

onesmallstitch said...

Hannah should know not to make faces when Mom is holding a camera, hope she is still speaking to you. Thanks for the reminder not to take the waters for granted

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, yes, those waters! hannah is used to being a clown...

Ms. said...

How utterly delightful!

neki desu said...

the water photos are mesmerizing.

Velma Bolyard said...

michelle, maine, yep.
neki, yes, i was mesmerized, between big bucks and quiet times watching.

Fiona Dempster said...

Pure magic V! What a magical magical day...enjoy Longridge and give my love to J!

Barry said...

Hi V - obviously Fiona and I are both attending to catching up on comments - but that can't be bad!!! Loved your fascination with the patterns in the water - the details can be the best bits. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, the ocean was good to me. your and barry's names have already come up...
barry, god is in the details, right?

jess said...

Enjoy it up here, I live on the coast and it's finally cooled down a little. Much less humidity. <3 I love your pics!

Velma Bolyard said...

jess, thanks, it's lovely in southern new hampshire, too.

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