Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs: Exploring the World Below  by Joseph Wallace
Photographs by Waterhouse
Weight: 1.4 lbs
Method of Disposal: Donation

It is that time of the year again.  All of the volunteers are returning from their vacations and coming to help us at the shelter, which is great and only slightly depressing because they come with stories about all the exciting things they have done and sun tans to prove it.  It makes me crave salt water and sand, waterfalls and rivers, villas and unusual flora/fauna.  I am still doing the same thing I do year round.  I see a few brave cardinals around the shelter and a thousand clueless blue-tailed lizards.  I see pine trees and poison ivy.  I see the same twelve people almost every day of my life and, despite how wonderful it all is, I would really REALLY like to get away.  These things should not be so unattainable.  Unfortunately, you need money to take time off work.  One day?

If that day ever comes I want to go diving—in a careful way, without destroying things—and then spend all day at the beach reading, writing, laughing, drinking, doing whatever the hell I want. 
Last year I did get the chance to go to Colorado for a whirlwind 3 day trip complete with a 4 am trip to the airport.  I looked all over for wildlife.  I thought I would see a moose, if not the bear and the fox he had seen a month before.  I didn’t  but apparently, while I was gone, a deer wandering onto shelter property and caused quite the ruckus. 


  1. ummm.................I have a beach near me. Bring the dogs. That is all.

  2. I would love to see you above almost anything else. I really will try to make that happen one day and hopefully in the not so distant future. I know I have been failing on that account for years.