I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunny Sunday

We have had temps drop to the single digits at night and be in the teens during the day lately.  Right now it is 24 degrees, the warmest it has been in the evening for several days.  Because it has been so cold, Mom was thinking about a work trip she made to Dana Point, CA in August 2012.  
I know a lot of the US is covered by this same cold weather so I thought I would show you some pictures from Mom's trip to make you feel warm and cozy.

These photos were taken on an evening 
Whale Watching Tour.
Watching the sun set while on the ocean was breath taking.

There were lots of pretty sail boats on the water.



  
And, of course, there were dolphins next to the boat. 

Here's a video of the dolphins swimming beside the boat.
Careful, you might get sea sick from Mom's video skills!
If you aren't able to get the video to work, 
please click here to see the video on You Tube.

The whale was off in the distance at first.
It was Blue Whale season.


In this next photo, you will see 
what is known as a Whale Footprint.

See where the water is smooth?  
That is where the whale was.  The oil on his skin changes the way the surface of the water looks. 

Blue Whales are the largest animals on earth!  
Mom feels very fortunate to have seen one during her trip.
In the following video you will be able to see the whale and a whale footprint toward the end of the video.
If you aren't able to get the video to work, 
please click here to see the video on You Tube.

Even though it is late in the day, 
I hope this post helped to make your Sunday Sunny

(I can't figure out why my videos are off center.  Sorry!)

20 comments:

Nola said...

Very cool! It's 76 right now.
Nola

chicamom85 said...

Wow it is pawsome to have something like that to see and remember on cold days. It has been very cold here in Michigan and Mommy is gonna search for some of our Florida pictures to warm her up. Great idea and thanks.

Loveys Sasha

Daisy said...

I live 20 minutes from Dana Point! I love walking around the harbor there (probably the same one your peep got on the boat). If you ever want to see it yourself, I have an extra bed for you! Stay snuggled up and toasty warm, Taffy!!
oxox
Daisy

scotsmad said...

We had a hot day today...with hot winds, so your photos made us feel cool! Thanks.

XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy

3 doxies said...

AHHHHHHHH...I do feel lots warmer nows! I could ALMOST come outs from under my blankie.
I nevers knew dat bouts da whale footprint and their oil can change da surface water...dat is so freakin' cool!

Puddles

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Very nifty photos and video! While we aren't actually cold (just because we have snow and really cold temperatures doesn't mean WE are cold - Mom, on the other hand...), it was still neat to watch those!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD Dana Point is were Lily lives... It is a SHAME your mom didn't get to meet Lily and Benny while she was there.

WOW those pictures really WARMED US UP... we have ICE and It is Snowing on top of it right now. THANKS fur sharing so we could at Least THINK warm thoughts.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Loved you Mom's warm pictures and terrific video. Cincinnati had an ice storm and finally my electricity is back on. So I am back to doing my cards.
I got your Christmas Card and I thank you very muchly.
Sweet William The Scot

Murphy said...

We wish we were there NOW!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Stanley said...

Those pictures are nice, but the cold weather is perfect for snuggling. *wink wink*

Your special fella,

Manley Stanley

Sue said...

It was nice to see sunshine and warm waters. We're having more snow and lots of cold temps.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

KB Bear said...

Thank you so much! Those are peaceful, warm, and gorgeous photos. And, you were so very lucky getting to see a Blue Whale. That was a day to remember.

Sarge said...

Hey Taffy!
Wow, it's so nice to see warm weather and such great water too! The whales and dolphins are pawesome. Mom says your peep is so lucky to have seen them fur real. Thanks for warming me up and making think about going swimmie today. :)
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Dory and the Mama said...

We are feeling warmer already!!

Smileys!
Dory

Mitch and Molly said...

Mom is loving your photos and videos because she is back home in CT but missing FL.
Thank you so very much for your Christmas card, Taffy! You are so very thoughtful!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sully said...

I rec'd your Christmas card thank you so much.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Mollie said...

OMD such bootiful photo's and I love Dolphins xxooxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Life with Wrigs said...

Thanks for sharing these fabulous photos and videos, Taffy! It must have been an amazing experience seeing those dolphins and whales! The comments of the passengers made us laugh. ("Oh wow! Oh wow!) Of course, I'd be saying the same thing.

We had a cold snap too, but it's much warmer again now.

Thank you for the Christmas card. It's beautiful!

Susan and Wrigs

haopee said...

Nothing beats the cold better than reminiscing a great warm vacation basking in the sun.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD OMD OMD your mom saw Blue Whales??? I am ssoooooooooo green... had the great fortune to see many seals, dolphins and other types of whale, but this is the rare one and this video is fantastic!!!

Am loving photo #5 from the top - that's poster material!

Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx