Sorry I haven't posted since 2009 (!) but we've been awfully busy seeing friends and having a New Year's Day brunch. The food disappeared before we could get any photos (sausage and cheese strata, French toast casserole, sparkling Sea Breezes) but I got some nibbles during clean-up and taught all the guests how to play ball.
Today, the weather is a bit brisk for down here - in the mid-40's - but the sun is shining and the sky is bright blue and that means...BEACH WALK!!!!
There were lots of people and doggies down here earlier in the week. I even met a nice Basset boy named Barney (I told him to Google Aunties Martha and Bailey!) and a great pair of Border Collies that let me borrow their Dad's right arm for about an hour. Their two-leggeds were from Scotland so Mom talked about Hogmaney and First Footing with them (we're still waiting for a tall dark haired man to walk through our door bearing gifts...)
Today the beach was wide open and the water was as flat as if it were a lake.
This crab looked a bit frozen. I wonder if he'd met Mrs. Paul or the Gordon Fisherman?
Look! It was so flat today you could see the curve of the earth! Mom has decided that when we go to the beach, I only go by my Southern name of Disregard. She can call "Petey!" all she wants but I don't know who that Yankee dog might be, I do declare!
This tall skinny tree is our landmark for where we turn around on our beach walks. Today we went a bit further...
...because Mom spotted this driftwood and decided to go all artsy-fartsy on me.
Mom, it's just a stick!
I make it a much more interesting photo, don't you think?
Then we saw something that got us both all excited! A PAIR of dolphins frolicking right off shore. Mom keeps telling Clive's NSLM that she spots dolphin down here and finally she had her camera ready to go!!!
Just look how close they were! (Biggify these photos to see them a little better!)
This dolphin is just about to dive. Mom says trying to photograph dolphin is liking taking photos of shooting stars - by the time you've seen them, they're gone.
One last shot before they disappeared in the sunlit water...
See you later dolphins! Swim over to Ireland and wave to my pal Murray, will you please?
Hmmm, looks like my pal Mr. Horseshoe Crab isn't doing so well.
Ahhh, back to the beach club for a nice refreshing drink of clear water (and to wash off my ball).
Can't believe I'm going to be here for two whole months!
Happy New Year everyone— I think 2010 is going to be awesome...