Nice views of Harbor Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Drakes Bay today, 26 November 2014:
This was my favorite image:
It might not seem like much at first, but you don't see Harbor Porpoise spouts that often, so I was happy to get a picture of one. And it also felt appropriate to capture a picture of a "breath" today.
On the day and night before Thanksgiving, it felt appropriate to pause, breathe, and say thank you.
I'm very grateful for your support during the past year...for sharing a passion for natural history...for accompanying me on this journey to explore local landscapes and seascapes and all of the organisms and patterns that surround us.
Maintaining this blog this year was harder than ever, but meant more to me than I can express, so I thank you for your interest and patience. I so appreciate all of your comments and inquiries and observations. I hope you can see me smiling and nodding with understanding when I read them, and that you know they inspire me to continue. I'm so glad you're out there, reading and learning with me. Thank you.
P.S. Now it's your turn to breathe.