Mekkin and Friend

My beautiful niece Mekkin is 14 today. Happy Birthday, Baby!

My sister took Mexsie to Sea World in San Diego the other day to swim with dolphins (it sounds so romantic that I had to italicize). Super cool birthday present, right? She took this very happy photo of Mekkin and her new buddy, whose name I unfortunately don't know, but will try to find out.

I have to admit that while I'm captivated by how much fun they seem to be having, I'm drooling over the sunlight that's bathing this shot in it's warm glow. The thermometer is slowly rising here and cute fuzzy little buds can be seen on the bare birch trees, but the sun isn't shining. Or as my Amma always says, "it is shining, we just can't see it for the clouds."

Enough about the weather, though. I should be writing about important things like politics and the upcoming election, carbon-neutrality and melting glaciers. Instead, I'm going to direct you to Vanity Fair's Green Issue with Leo and Knut on the cover. Leonardo was photograhed here in Iceland, at Jökulsárlón, while Knut was snapped at home in Berlin. Our friend Gunni worked on the shoot and said,"This is going to sound weird coming from me [he's very much a man's man] but Leonardo DiCaprio is gorgeous in person!" So now you know...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute picture.

What did your friend do on the photo shoot? So jealous he got to see Leo in person :-)

Mexie said...

Hey Maria, FYI the dolphin was named Riley. Also, the water looks warm but it was totally freezing! Sweet of you to post that pic!

JennDZ said...

Wow, that is an amazing picture, full of emotion - just genuine happiness!

Rose said...

What's with the polar bear? Did Gunni photoshop him in? Thanks for keeping us up on the FUN news!

Rose said...

Oops. I should read your blog more carefully...which I did when I belatedly connected Knut with an article someone at work kindly showed me in--was it People magazine? I've got to keep up on the news better! If People featured cute baby bears more often I'd read it regularly.

Julie said...

That looks like so much fun!