Monday, February 28, 2011


Well, mom and grandma made it in Thursday night and we have actually ventured out a few times already. Saturday we stopped by the SWAP MEET then headed over to the Pali to try and catch a glimpse of a whale or two. It was a rather hazy day which makes it a bit difficult to spot them in the distance. But as luck would have it there were a few pods near the shore. 

Trying to capture a full breach is like trying to find a needle in a haystack at times... but I kept my eye on one whale that was giving a few tail slaps when all of a sudden it shot out of the water like a rocket. The parking lot faces right out towards the ocean so grandma didn't even have to get out of the car. Armed with binoculars she got to see her very first whale breach... her very first whale for that matter. We are actually heading out on a whale watch in the next week or two. Yes.. we are getting grandma on a boat. 

Top image is a mother and her calf. The bottom image is the same whale that I caught breaching. This was what it kept doing so I had a feeling it would pay off to stay focused on this one.

Learn more about Whale Behavior here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Things are a bit slow moving her eat CFC for the moment as we have our hands full with a few projects. We failed to get you the weekly TT + SS posts last week due to our lack of free time. We will be better in the coming weeks and actually have a few DIY and Designer Spotlight posts coming up. Conn's mom and Grandma arrive on February 24th for 3 weeks so we may have a few sightseeing adventures to post as well. Until then, please enjoy todays TT.

I thought this would be a perfect post for today... albeit one day after, since this Epidendrum  orchid is labeled -
 Epi. Pcific Sunset 'Valley Isle Valentine' xEpi. Pacific Sunset 'Cotton Candy'