So I came back from lunch yesterday and found Robert LaFollette (our creative director and a favorite of this blog) walking around the office barefeet. Surprised, I asked him what had happened to his shoes. Well, it turns out he got a bit wet on his lunch break.
He had gone out to drop by the Clearwater Marine aquarium to handle some paperwork from a photo shoot he’d done (this is a small aquarium that does a tremendous amount of local environmental work — all on a volunteer basis).
Unexpectedly, he found himself in the middle of a turtle release — and this was a big deal, with news cameras, etc. Since the aquarium people knew him, he was invited to come along and photograph the event. He found himself in the back of a pickup truck, sitting next to a very, very large female loggerhead turtle.
The turtle was driven down to the beach and released, and it was all quite dramatic.
Never a dull moment.