Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mamas And Their Babies

I know I've been remiss in reading all of your blogs lately, but I've been busy watching this off of our lanai in Maui:



So far my daughter and grandson have arrived, and we look forward to the other daughter and our son-in-law on Tuesday. Then things should really be hopping. For us, one of the very best parts is that the whales have arrived to calve,  and we've enjoyed watching a mama and her baby most of the afternoon. She is very close to shore, probably nursing in shallow waters.

I've enjoyed all of your comments from my last post! Wishing you lots of fun and new traditions this holiday season.

22 comments:

Joanna said...

What a treat to see this footage. Thank you so much for posting it.

wendyytb said...

Oh... I am SO jealous! Not only because of the whales but because my favorite speaker ....Wayne Dyer...lives in Maui. Happy holidays!

Brian Miller said...

yeah i think i could stare at that for a while...happy holidays nancy!

ds said...

Whales always make me soo happy! Thank you for this beautiful, and unexpected, bit of joy.

Happy Holidays to you and yours, Nancy!

Rob-bear said...

Glad you're having a grand time.

The whale pictures remind me of a brief trip to Churchill, Manitoba, to see the Beluga Whales in their calving ground. (Short trip, interesting time.)

linda said...

i kept hearing the jaws tune pounding in my head....yeah, i'm weird but i wanted to know 'where's that mama' - i have issues with boats, the ocean and large mammals ;)

beautiful post and also, loved your previous one on holiday traditions changed...isn't that the truth?!

blessings for a wonderful time xx

Pat said...

How exciting! Something I've always wanted to do but have yet to accomplish. How lucky to have seen all this in person!

Linda Pendleton said...

That looks like fun!

Reya Mellicker said...

Baby humpbacks are a force for good in the world.

Hey, happy solstice! May the light return. Shalom!

Grandmother said...

One of my favorite sights ever was in Hawaii watching mama spinner dolphins teaching their babies to spin. Amazing!

Lori said...

How fun is this! The little's and I sure enjoyed this. I certainly enjoyed hearing all of the excitement of all of you too. How wonderful to have this time with your children and grandchildren...much more important that visiting my blog..I am sure you will enjoy every moment together with them. Peace, hope, love and joy to each one of you. XX

The Good Cook said...

Magnificent! Thank you for sharing part of your holiday magic!

Lindz said...

That's absolutely spectacular. How lucky you guys are, warmth, family and whales. I loved hearing Boog's little voice in the back ground. Love to you all (and big hugs.)

Gemel said...

A blessing indeed to witness such a moment.... thank you for sharing ♥

susan said...

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the sweet video.

Hilary said...

Oh that is so cool. I'd have so much trouble tearing my eyes away from that scene. Thanks for sharing these beauties. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Wow, how beautiful and humbling! Have a wonderful holiday, Nancy!

Nancy said...

Take me to Maui with you!!! I want to see Hawaii before I leave earth. I keep wishing I could go to the Writers conference they have there every year!
Cool video!
Have fun with your family!

Jayne Martin said...

If I could watch that all day, that's what I'd be doing, too. Such majesty! Thank you for sharing it with us. I envy you in wonderful, warm Maui. Savor every moment, my friend.

Holiday hugs...

Amanda said...

how lucky you are to have such beautiful creatures to admire close by!

enjoy having your family around you and sending best wishes and blessings for a very happy holiday and joyous New Year~



amanda

Friko said...

Lovely.

Have a great time and enjoy the new traditions you are creating.

Deborah said...

Nancy, you're so lucky to have that kind of nature play right in front of you!! How wonderful - great that you put up a video to share with us.

I've just spent some time reading your most recent posts and won't comment on each one, but particularly liked the one about changing traditions. You've got a great attitude about accepting the new traditions that your children establish - it's the only way to be, isn't it?

We have broken with the turkey tradition and will be feasting on roast venison on the 24th, which has become our big day in order to accommodate children's partners.
Christmas is still spent at my house though, although that will change in the coming years I suspect.
Do have a wonderful time in beautiful Hawaii - Merry Christmas to you and may you continue to share your thoughts and discoveries with us all in 2011.