Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sea Mammals and Race Car Driver


A few posts back I mentioned that we had been watching the dolphins along the ship channel. Grace questioned why no dolphin pictures? I replied honestly that I am not quick enough.




Yesterday afternoon, though, we visited the City Park and spent most of our time along the Channel watching the ships, the birds, and yes, the dolphins. This time I was fortunate enough to get a couple of shots as the critters made their arcs back below the surface. Lots of animals, only two pictures.  Best I could do. So here, especially for Grace.

Happy 75th Birthday to Janet Guthrie.  I am not an avid fan of auto racing, but the ladies on today's circuit owe a debt of gratitude to this pioneer.  Guthrie was the first woman ever to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.

8 comments:

Vee said...

Those dolphins are quick, but you got some fun pics.

Grace said...

Aww, thanks...

Shelly said...

Somehow, the comment I posted early this morning didn't catch, so I'm going to say it again. Those dolphins are very slippery fellows to catch on a picture, so to get even what you did is a feat.

vanilla said...

Vee, several times a dolphin swam right next to the wall and "blew" right in front of us!

Grace, you are welcome. My pleasure. (Watching the animals and trying to get pix.)

Shelly, thanks. I suspect with the right equipment and a good photographer, better pictures could be made.

Secondary Roads said...

It's good to see you enjoying life in Texas. Unfortunately, I'm finding it best to stay near my recliner so I can get my foot elevated.

A tip of the hat to Janet. Today we have Danica, and she is doing very well! I'm keeping an eye on Johanna Long, who may surpass them all. Johanna is doing well while driving for underfunded teams. She is also about 20 years old. Stay tuned . . .

vanilla said...

Chuck, I posted the birthday wishes in recognition of Janet and her accomplishments. In truth, I thought of you, knowing you are a racing fan.

Sharkbytes said...

Hey- any pictures serve as proof of observation. I've never seen one in the wild. Very cool.

vanilla said...

Shark, yep, we were there and I got lucky on the snapshots.