Spinner Dolphins of Hawaii
When we came to shore my friend (with better vision), recognized the swimmer and spoke to her. She was a lovely lady, perhaps in her 50's, who said she was a regular with a routine to ask for their permission to play. She explained that they sleep with one eye open, which is the norm that time of day.
Her method is to sing the same tune as she swims to their resting area, then watch for the parents to grant permission for interaction. "You know they are telepathic," she said. And went on about the euphoric experience.
I've read and heard about swimming with dolphins. It's always described as a healing and spiritual experience. Three years ago I camped further south on the island for several days. I met a charming young woman who was new to the island and going through major changes in her life. As my friends and I were packing early morning to leave, she pointed to the spinner dolphins and asked me if I wanted to join her. I declined due to the timing, yet we had not left when she returned to shore. Excited I was still there to ask about the experience, I greeted her on the beach and shall never forget her look and words.
It was a distance swim, so she had to catch her breath. She wanted to share, but had to regain her composure first. It was a challenge for her to describe; like a pleasant near-death experience. She said there was a mother dolphin in the group with a baby resting under her belly. The baby wanted to play and asked the mother for permission, but behaved like hide-and-seek. Swim out a bit, then back under the belly. Each time the swim was further out and closer to the woman, and so it became a game. During the beginning of the game she had direct eye contact with the mother. She attempted to explain her emotions, how that dolphin reached her heart and soul. It was an experience she would never forget, obviously in a euphoric state.
Many people seem to embrace the dolphin connection through pets. Dolphins like to kiss! Check out the YouTube videos:
Why don't I share where the dolphins hang out? Well, come to Big Island to find out!
The locals (and visitors also) don't want the media to cause disturbance to these precious creatures who deserve our human respect. The Wild Dolphin Foundation is a good source of facts.
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Fond eternal memories working for Phil Suslow on Maui 2011-2012 ...
Late 2011 October I arrived to the lower Kula home located on Piliwale Road, renamed Ho'Omaika'i Place, that Phil secured as his Maui work and retreat house until 2012 May.
If interested in LED lighting, check out Phil's company, Oznium.com.
Bio-Beetle that was mileage efficient and perfect for shopping farmers markets and local organic retailers. For the day I buy a new vehicle, SOLD!
My job was to be the house chef, shopper and general PA. Did some container gardening too.
The home was close to Makawao, which I call "Rainbow Town" for obvious reasons.
The views were fabulous! The east sun rose from the mountain side and the sun set over the blue Pacific.
Dolphin Galleries. Their love of art shined throughout the house, making the perfect setting for Phil to invite his entrepreneurial guests from around the world.
I'm pictured below with guest Dustin Maher, who loved my smoothies ...
|Personal Fitness Trainer Dustin + Delia|
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|Happy B-day Willie!|
Pacific Biodiesel opened in my home neighbor town: Keaau, Big Island 2012 June. Such a blessing ... want a diesel car!
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Full-cycle organic and native garden designing with permaculture style is my primary hobby. I love yurt living and write about it. My reading preferences are nonfiction and spiritual. Meditation, yoga, walking and qi qong are my daily exercises for mind, body and spirit.
Determined to walk the talk, my tree-hugger lifestyle is serious in Hawaii. My 452 square-foot home office yurt is with conventional electricity, but I hold a strong vision to convert to solar. I'm pleased with typical water catchment plumbing in the rain forest that includes a tankless water heater. Although there are screens on my yurt windows and doors, wandering friendly geckos periodically sneak in, hoping to enjoy the sport of eating mosquitoes and flies. Culinary linens are made from old clothes and my glassware consists of reused jars. In all, a vast difference from how I was raised as a blue-blood princess on a prominent Kentucky thoroughbred racehorse farm.
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|2011 May: Proud Mom + Son|
I am a single proud parent of one son, Clayton Montgomery, who is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. He is a graphic artist and entrepreneur who resides near San Francisco, and who freelances apparel and accessory designs. We've been known to teamwork; check out his videos.
My marriage to Clayton's father dissolved 2004 and in less than a year later my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I was planning a move to Hawaii, but life was put on hold to become her caretaker. I was blessed to be by her side when she passed peacefully in her Lexington, Kentucky home 2005 September. Soon after I accepted a dear friend's invitation to recuperate and prepare for my next phase of life in NYC for three months.
My 2006 March journey to Hawaii postponed memorabilia organization, but it's slowly happening. Left and below is my son at 5 months old, pictured with me for an August 17, 1980 article about hypnosis and his birth.
I was so fearful of pain in those days and women rarely shared details about childbirth. In fact, it was difficult to find books on the topic. Society has changed towards expectant mothers for the better, but I continue to highly recommend hypnosis. Enjoy the Lexington Herald-Leader article below by Kathy Fister, within two images.