Here's a fluff piece for a super hot July day in Texas. Supposed to 108 degrees F by six tonight. Whew! Our pool's a spa. Thus, let's go back to early July in Clearwater Florida. Ray and I headed to the Clearwater Aquarium, which specializes in aquatic animal rescue, rehab, and release.
Winter is the famous dolphin featured in A Dolphin's Tale. Found as a baby caught in a net, wounded - survival was doubtful. However, the creature persevered. Then with the creation of a prosthetic tail, Winter thrives, swims like a pro, and is a hero to many. The research involved has helped in producing better prosthetic limbs for soldiers. We never did see Winter, but the documentary at the aquarium is a tearjerker - very impressive story.
This is Panama and it delighted the crowd with dolphin antics. Anything for a treat. The Clearwater Aquarium offers a lot of teaching moments for young kids. They are a non-profit organization, ever vigilant in the care of our precious sea creatures.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.