Secondly the LO was looking a bit flat so I ruched up some ribbon and stapled it (as I am domestically challenged and still cannot operate my sewing machine which languishes in a box under the stairs...). I am really pleased with how this came out.
The photos were taken, believe it or not, from the beach in New England. This is how close the seals were to the shore and there must have been 50 of them in the water (I do have a zoom lense but still this is very close to wild animals in my book). It was truely amazing and captivating to see them; something I will never forget. I think of seals as the dogs of the sea and I have a real soft spot for them.