Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Proud mom

The Success
This past week has been spent transitioning...from one house to another (where'd I put that???), to another climate (grey, damp, cool), and a little bit of time difference (OK, so it's only an hour, but any excuse to sleep in).  The best part has been being able to see my daughter in law, who I adore, and the grand kids, who seem to grow hourly.  They fill me with a love that is so special, sometimes I feel I could burst. 

A 132 lb. Grouper
My son is at sea right now, and will be through the end of the year, most likely.  He's the owner operator of a sport fishing boat here in San Diego.  It's darned hard work, one that takes his entire family to support the business.  He is definitely a Pisces; I have long suspected he is truly part fish.  He is a man of the sea and isn't happy for long if he's not connected to it in some way.  One of his great loves is free diving and spear fishing; he does this as often as he can on his days off.  (Please note:  I respect his love for this but not being someone who eats fish, would just as soon they keep swimming out there.)

This morning these photos came my way, via Facebook.    The last few years, he has taken on a second season after San Diego's ends, one that takes him down into Magdalena Bay in Baja California.  Mag Bay is known for being a destination for the whales that head south every winter to calve.  There are some tiny villages there that are literally off the beaten path, with no hotels or restaurants. There he takes charters for both sport fishermen and fly fishermen; they go out for several days at a time. 

My boy, all grown up.
When he headed down to Mag Bay this trip, he took a charter with him: a group of professional surfers and photographers, shooting for an international surfing magazine whose name I don't know.  I guess it was an amazing trip.  Here are some photos I'd like to share of my son and his boat.  It all seems so warm and tropical after having been freezing here for the last week.  I'm thrilled for him to have had some fun along the way. 

Thanks for indulging me.  I couldn't help myself.


island sweet said...

and so you should! (be a proud mom).

Courtney said...

As a mom of sons, I know just how you feel. It's amazing to see the boys grow into men. (I guess it's the same for daughters too, but I didn't have any! LOL) He looks mighty happy behind that wheel! Hope you get organized from the move soon! Enjoy the grandkids!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are fantastic!

Lesley Ann Staples said...

I have one son and just recently he became a father to a beautiful baby boy.To watch him with his son makes me so proud. It's great to see them fly on their own isn't it. hugs

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks, everyone.

Lesley Ann: congratulations on your new grandson!!!! I know what you mean about seeing them with their own children...I am in awe of what a good dad my son is, sounds like yours is, as well. XXX

Dee said...

Beautiful photos!! Hope you are having a great week, thanks for the kind comments. Getting back to normal here. XOXO