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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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.


Leth Benz said...

What a great post -
I am ever so grateful for Jackie Sones :)
Thank you and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Hollis said...

I hope you know how many are thankful for all you do to produce this wonderful blog, Jackie!

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday weekend

Skip Hand said...

The thanks belong to you. Thank you for all the wonderful images and stories of animals, places, and phenomena that we readers / viewers of your blog probably would never have experienced on our own.

Charlie Horn said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As always when I am not in Bodega Bay, I live there through your posts. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.

Doerte Mann said...

Jackie, I have been a quiet reader of your blog for a couple years, but I wanted to let you know how much it means to me. It's entertaining, educational, and when I am traveling around the state, it connects me with home, every night. I am amazed by what a keen observer you are of the life around you. Thank you so much. Doerte

Tom Adams said...

I've been following your blog for a year or so, and enjoying it immensely. I think I was pointed at It by someone in Bay Area Sea Kayakers club, possibly Doerte. It's always a delight when I remember to hit the bookmark. Thank you so much for your efforts.
Tom Adams