PENGUINS, PENGUINS, AND MORE PENGUINS

PENGUINS OFTEN HANG OUT IN LARGE GROUPS.

“Did you see any penguins?”  That is the first thing people ask when they learn I have just returned from Antarctica.  Friends, did I see penguins!  Yes, there was ice in many shapes, sizes and colors; there were “bergiebits,” too, plus glaciers, whales, leopard seals and all kinds of birds, but by far the most numerous, loudest and stinkiest features of the Antarctic Peninsula at this time of year are the penguins.  I have not downloaded the photos from my “real” camera yet, so for this week, iPhone shots will have to do.  While stumbling around in the snow, it was often easiest to use it for quick pics of the goofy penguins.

THEY ALSO SEEM TO HAVE PRIVATE CHATS.
THEY ARE NOT AFRAID TO LOOK RIDICULOUS

OR TO MAKE STRIKING PATTERNS IN THE SNOW

HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

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About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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