Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Header for November

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  The weather was superb here in the south with lovely fall days, crisp blue skies and the sounds of leaves swirling in little dust devil tornadoes on the street payment. My windows are open wide with lots of fresh air coming in.  As dusk slowly closes in on the day, it gets, as my husband likes to say, "a little nipply outside" and that means warm throws on the feet at night and the toasty comforter on the bed for sleeping.  Getting ready for trick or treaters as well.  Got the urge to change out my header and am jonesing for when I will be back in water (last week of December) and remembered the photo I took of my son's first tropical dive. 


He had just certified in the cold waters of the Atlantic off the coast of North Carolina and my fiance (now husband) and I thought he might enjoy a quick trip to the Bahamas to dive with us.  He was game and we all met at the Freeport Airport in the Bahamas and once settled into our rooms, we hit the waters.  The dive location was in Port Lucaya and was called "The Aquarium" as it was a shallow dive of about 35-40 feet and would have lots of fish/coral life.  Well it did not disappoint and I watched as my son was engulfed with brilliant Sargent Majors and Yellow Tails.  He was hard to find at times and was enjoying this first tropical dive with all of its colorful fish and corals.


So I cropped the photo and thought it made a nice header for my blog.  It makes me smile to see another family member get certified and enjoy the sport as much as my husband and I do.  We now have most of our family members certified and it is always a joy when all of us dive together.  On a "crowing note", I submitted this photo to the Atlanta Journal/Constitution newspaper the following spring when they held their photo contest for things you did over the summer.  I won an Honorable Mention in the category (animals).  I was quite honored and pleased that I made honorable mention as over 5,000 photos were submitted and this was my first submission.   I guess the judges saw the same joy in the photo that I did.   Have a wonderful week all.  Sea Witch

6 comments:

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

What a fantastic photo! No wonder you won honorable mention! Good for you! And it's so nice that your whole family can share something so fun. I've never been diving, not even scuba. It would be so nice to swim with the fishes, so to speak.

Have a nice Halloween!

-Pam

Bettyann said...

Fab picture..love the water...take care and have a great week....

shirley said...

I just love the new header photo of the fish.

sassytrash said...

Well, I think you should have WON with that cool pic!!

Robin Larkspur said...

a nice tropical header for us up here in the cold and frosty north to enjoy!

Magic Gypsy said...

What a beautiful picture! I don't scuba - had ear problems, but I love to snorkel! I can almost feel the warmth of the water and soft touch of the fishes.