OK I know I posted a Galapagos photo last week, but you see yesterday was Mom's birthday. So to celebrate that momentous occasion I thought I'd share a totally cute photo of her with a sea lion. I remember thinking at the time that she was talking to it much like she talks to her dog, which makes sense because sea lions are so much like dogs. They are, truly -- what with all the barking and the adorable snouts and whatnot.
Santa Fe, Galapagos, Ecuador -- November/December 1999.