Saturday, July 19, 2008

Back Again!


The cutie in the photo is a common dolphin. We were joined by a dozen of them while on a wildlife cruise last week. They put on a fabulous show! There were also puffins, razorbills, and grey seals.

The fossil hunt was a success, too!

11 comments:

dcyrill said...

Good to see you had a great vacation.

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

Dolphins are the neatest animals! We just got back from vacation too, but yours sounds cooler than mine. ;)

So what did you find on your fossil hunt? We have many crinoids, and the occasional brachiopods, in our creek and in rocks around our house but have never found a trilobite or anything else.

gracefruit said...

Thank you!

Teresa, I found a nautiloid and a tooth! And photographed what I think might have been a fish (the rock it was in was HUGE).

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

How exciting! Can you post pictures of the fish fossil as well as the nautiloid and tooth? Was it a shark's tooth? My family loves that kind of thing. Thanks! :)

egassner said...

Sounds link fun! Can't wait to see photos!

gracefruit said...

Thanks again!

Teresa, I will be more than happy to post some photos for you. I'll need to clean them up and crop them first. It might take me a little while. Someone (ahem) decided it would be a good idea to strip the ugly wallpaper in the kitchen today. If hell is personalised, I will be stripping wallpaper over the lake of eternal fire. ;)

CraftyCartoons said...

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gracefruit said...

Hi Ryan, Thank you for popping by and sharing! Your artwork is lovely. :)

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

LOL about your wallpaper stripping hell! Take your time...I need to catch up from being away for a while too.

Heather@Twin Birch said...

That is a great shot of the dolphin!
I have never been so close to one. It looks like he/she was moving really fast. Did you get in lots of relaxing and great food? Those are my fav parts of vacation! Glad you're back! xoxo Heather

gracefruit said...

Teresa, I detest stripping wallpaper. It's a really horrible job, however, painting ceilings is a close second!

Thank you, Heather! We had a wonderful time and I'm rested and ready to start work again next week. Nearly. :)