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This post is about two things…dolphin watching and obsession.

Well it’s about more than two things, but it started out being about two things.

If you want to be sure that you won’t see ANY dolphins when you go to the beach…just invite me along.

Maybe I should clarify that statement…if you want to make sure that you get to the beach immediately AFTER the dolphins have put on an AMAZING show out in the gulf…just invite me along.

EVERY TIME I went down to the jetty to look for dolphins, there would be MAYBE one slowly cruising around looking for fish. I would see portions of the dolphin and I love that…but it drives me crazy when I go down to the jetty and without fail someone notices me taking pictures of the dolphin and they make the statement that nearly sends me over the edge.

“OH YOU JUST MISSED IT!!! Just a few minutes ago ONE HUNDRED DOLPHINS were surfing the waves and jumping and flipping and playing and making pancakes and driving motorcycles…they did it OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! IT WAS JUST AWESOME, I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT IN MY LIFE!!! EVER!!!”

Ok I might be exaggerating about the number of dolphins…but the rest of it…(except for the part about the making pancakes and riding motorcycles) is absolutely true…ABSOLUTELY!!!

I get so focused on watching for the performing dolphins, that I walk right past people who live RIGHT NEXT TO ME and don’t even see them…(you know who you are Ken).

So I became so exhausted from watching for dolphins and hunting for shark teeth, ( I found 1,021), that I got on a plane and flew home. Even that became obsessive…I am NOT lying…the flight attendant got on the speaker and asked us to watch for a frog that had “gotten loose” on the plane…so there I was…on the hunt again. I may need medication.


  1. I’m very glad you’re all kinds of crazy, the world could use some more of your kind of insanity. 🙂

    As for dolphin tricks – it’s a known fact that dolphins put away the griddles and motorcycles the second anyone with a camera shows up. It’s just their way, best you don’t try to figure it out.

    1. How did I not know this??!!
      I will heed your advice and put the research vessel away..well…it’s a 1000 plus miles away now, so that’s easy, but I will leave the dolphins alone…I wouldn’t want a dolphin posse to hunt ME down.

  2. I’m like that with taking pictures of dogs. MY OWN DOGS. All I get are noses and butts leaving the room. They taunt me. It’s a Karmic thing. I’m sure of it.

    1. You stole my husband’s line…”Nobody could ever call you boring.”
      He says I have a way of “making” things happen….should I be insulted?

  3. That’s me watching for the Big Horn Sheep who are supposed to bounce down the mountain to the meadow every afternoon….See- they are right there at the top waiting, waiting, waiting – (yep, she’s in the car leaving now – race you to the stream!)

  4. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Only a select few people get to be in the right place at the right time in life. Could it be we always have the opportunity to be in trp@trt, living in the moment? We get into trouble when we try to fit ourselves into someone else’s trp@trt. There is a cosmic disconnect when we try. We miss the photos. 🙂

    1. You know how it goes…whatever’s trending is what the cool cats do….so they’ve moved on to motorcycles..
      if I change the title to…”My name is zannyro and El Guapo says I’m all the GOOD kinds of crazy…will that fit in the allotted title space???

  5. I told you you are the angel of this world 🙂 How you made me smile… Wonderful photograph, Thank you dear Suzanne, be sure, if this could be possible I would be living next to you in there 🙂 Love you, nia

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