how beautiful are whales?


...and that beautiful little boy!

Last week we listened to Philip Hoare on Radio National talk about his fantastic book 'Leviathon or, The Whale' - among many enchanting whale watching tales he spoke of a sperm whale that was found beached a decade ago with a harpoon embedded deep in it's side - the harpoon was then scientifically dated and was found to be more than 230 years old! gosh - pretty amazing and quite devastating when you think about the potential true age of some of the whales hunted today...

majesty and mystery

with our own whale we loved the idea of the creature plowing  through ocean waves with a brave little boy astride, searching through his telescope for the awaiting adventure - his best bird  friend at hand!

and thank you to the lovelies at TLWood who have set up a colourful wintery window display full of our whales amongst all their beautiful clothes and art...

whale photos from ffffound and national geographic