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“It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right.”
The top compliments of me olde, barnacled life have been when I was mistaken for a whale (I wept, I was so honoured- can read that story here if so inclined), called a “shark whisperer” (adinparadise, a dashed lovely blogger, called me such only very recently, the thoughtful dear lassie!) and told I look identical to the sibilant stone-creature dubbed “Gollum” from the “Lord of the Rings” films.
(Never have managed to catch a wee glisk of any of the films, and fear I have also neglected to read the books, but I did see an advert once, and blast, I really do look just like that gorgeous, bulbous-eyed stone-imp!)
Right-ho, so, to celebrate being called a whale, amongst other dashed precious things, I thought I would share a silly, wee video featuring a day in the brine. Perhaps it may reveal why a smiling toad might just be mistaken for a whale when engaging in the delicate and suave art-form of falling out of the ocean.
Thank you for sluicing by,
Stephen G. Hipperson said:
The most perplexing compliment(?) I’ve had is ‘Sorry, I didn’t see you there!”
Haha. Oh my yes I’ve received that one a few thousand times, too! Too funny. I shall be poised in a shadow snapping a photo and someone warbles into the photograph (as I had hoped, of coure!) and I am able to capture their silhouette. Then the person is startled as I whoop with joy, and sputters, “Oh my, so sorry, didn’t see you there!” and makes an ardent high-speed dash that nearly sends them spilling to earth face-first, in order to rapidly dispel themselves from the scene.
Other times, it could be when I am lurking below amongst a cluster of pelicans, completely indistinguishable from my birdly companions, flopping about on the rocks. Only after the pelicans are munching fish-scraps off of me (being a dinner-plate for pelicans is a very enjoyable experience, I must say) that the fishermen are launching over the railing above, do startled fishermen suddenly realise that I am not a strange-looking pelican after-all, and they cry out, “Sorry! Didn’t see you there!” Ah!! Life is such a grand adventure!
Thank you so much for drizzling by and imbibing. Loved your comment, too groovy, thank you very much.
Many ebullient cheers,
Stephen G. Hipperson said:
Of course, in my younger day I’ve been standing in the pub and had gorgeous girls say to me……Sorry etc.
thankfully I don’t worry about that now – and I don’t go in pubs so much!
Oh dear indeed, poor man! Tragic…
Ah, I tend to avoid the pubs as well. Someone as bumbling as I am should not go crashing into pubs, but remain outdoors where it is safer 😉
Ken D said:
Brilliant , simply brilliant, Babs> ,
Too many grins dear Mr. Ken D. Williams, so glad you enjoyed it!
Ken D said:
How could I not , Babs. You are one heck of a power of nature , as graceful as any creature of the ocean , yet a creature of the land.
🙂 Hugs dear matie,
-a jade babs
You were magnificent. 🙂 Loved every second of those waves and flippers.
Hahahaha magnificent? Oh you are TOO kind lassie. I had TOO much fun putting it together. I just adore the waves, and my “bright lemon” flippers always make people laugh, which of course, is the very best reason to wear them 😉 Everywhere, constantly.
Many smiles and cheers,
Oooo thank you very much!!
Happy weekend! Glad we are connected!
Me too!! Have a gorgeous grand flitting weekend dear friend!
hahaha V and I had a good laugh. You definitely at least looked like a beached seal! You’re a little too small to be a whale. I loved those flipper shots! And most of all a roll on the beach! That could have been me with no flippers! Next you have to get Sir to go out in the water with you so you each have a camera, then splice together what you each capture! I loved the sunset, and the foam of the ocean. delicious! 🙂 Totally enjoyable video by Smiling Toad Productions! 🙂
Oh har har, it is such a crude video, but I had such fun, and very impulsive. I thought I was just going to go shark-hunting, not bring the camera into the water with me that day. Of course….I had to bring the bobbing, bloatie thing into the brine!
As I was crawling onto the beach, Sir, a distance down-shore, was convinced I was a sea turtle coming out early to nest and started running toward me, all excited. Then he stopped abruptly as he realised it was only that nasty ol’ babs trying to trick him again 😉 Successfully haw haw
I have some hillarious footage of him bobbing in the ocean in a life-jacket that I am going to splice together with some more under-water footage for Sir’s blog. I’d like to get more shots of him doing the back-stroke in that life-jacket in the tidal pool. He has flippers too, but he seems to find them rather confusing.
I am so GLAD you AND V had a laugh! Just what I had hoped! I am starting to suspect those flippers are actually alive….Toad Girl, me mum, would have laughed and laughed at the scene smiling and twirling through the wave. That was for her.
Grateful it was enjoyed. Unending cheers,
And we will look forward to the next episode or sequel in the briny saga! 🙂 Poor Sir! I can already tell he is going to get the blunt end of this stick. Maybe that’s a good thing! Cindy, V’s sister comments every time I talk about you guys, “Oh he’s the one who lived in Jamestown!” You guys are famous in our family! 🙂
Hi Little Mermaid 😀
This video of yours is priceless. It outclasses such movies as Jaws or Free Willy. The tension is unbearable. Did Autumn Jade live after such a battering by the waves. Who knows? It will be a talking point of film buffs the world over. I shall now crawl out from behind the sofa and wait for my heart to return to normal from 300bps. 😀 xox
My dear brilliant, genius friend, Ralph, ahem, I am afraid I shall be in the chaos of laughter that shall long persist after such a comment- one wonders if Autumn Jade will survive the great chortling-tempest induced by a Spain-dwelling Englishman’s fantastic blog comment. TOO funny!!! So glad the video was so enjoyed. TOO brilliant matie!
Thank you for dripping by!
As a land-locked dweller, I now know where to come see the sea! Loved the video, your photos and most of all the tongue in cheek writing, I shall return to read more!
Oh I am so gruntled you are enjoying my bit of brine and now have a place to go and dip yee toes into the swash and flit about in the sand, gamboling about with the very friendly wee ghost crabs. So glad we’ve found one another. Looking forward to our future exchanges. Thank you oh so much for trickling by and imbibing, bestowing such a fabulous comment, too groovy! Many smiling cheers,
Ah, looks like a very good time. : )
Priceless. Your photographs a magical, too!
Very impressive. Your work is amazing.