Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I Heart Dolphins

Whenever we go to the beach I always try to take a picture similar to the one on my header. My intention is to make a collage of the boys walking to the beach at different ages in their lives. (Sun Kissed Boy #1 refers to this picture as 3 Sun Kissed Boys, Season 2. When I asked him why Season 2, he said it's because the word "season" has more panache. I didn't even know that he knew the definition of panache.)

That's what I was trying to accomplish when the photo session was cut short when Miss Sunshine yelled, "DOLPHIIIINS!!"

I have seen dolphins while we've been at the beach before. The day before these shots were taken, as a matter of fact. I usually can catch a glimpse of the fin at a far away distance.

I was not prepared for the dolphins to be only a few feet way!

Here's one of them swimming into shore for the evening meal.

It was impressive! Needless to say the kids were breathless.
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so neat! i have never seen one so close up in the water!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Wow! I see them all the tme at the Delaware beaches, but NEVER that close...how cool!

Teachinfourth said...

Now that's pretty cool...

I also like the idea of 'Season II'

It's amazing just how much they've grown when you compare the images, too.

Pedaling said...

Wow, I have never seen dolphins swim up that close.
I like your tradition of taking a picture from behind each year, noticing how the kids grow.

Patti said...

We vacation a lot on Anna Maria Island. I LOVE the dolphins. One year we rented a wave runner & they were swimming right along side us for quite some distance.
TFS the shots - it makes me excited to be returning to Florida next February!

Ashley Sisk said...

The dolphins are great but I'm seriously loving the second shot.

Joanna said...

I'm a new visitor, I came over via Random Thoughts of a Super Mom. I saw you comment that your kids started back on the 22nd. We do too. Then I noticed that your in Florida too so I was curious to where about...We're in Panama City.

You got some great shots! I love that the dolphins came that close. And I love the idea of the photo collage.

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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I am 467 years old and I still get excited every time I see dolphins! How lucky that they came so close! You got some great shots of them. I do love the season 2 shots you got too. Panche! How hilarious!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Okay, I am NOT 467 years old!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Wow! I would love to see that in person!
Those shots of your boys are so cute. I like season 2 as well. It does have more panache! (I think he gets a word point for that!)

Jamie said...

I love the idea of a series of photos of them at the beach as they age

michelle said...

So jealous!! I love dolphins and to be able to see that close in their own world would be amazing!! I have seen them in Florida when we were there but they were always far away.
I adore the shot of the boys too, what a great idea. :)
xo

Kelli @ RTSM said...

How cool! You got some really great shots of them! We saw some really close at Pensacola beach last year but I didn't get my camera out in time:)

Natalie said...

Wow. Having the dolphins that close...how completely cool was that!?
And your idea of the collage is genius. I have three boys myself and think I may just have to borrow it. Thanks.