Well okay -- these are not really flowers, although you'd be forgiven if you thought they were. The photo is a macro shot of the open polyps of a Nephtheid soft coral at Bunaken Island, Indonesia. (Click the photo to enlarge.)
We decided to post this flowery photo today in honor of our friends Jim and Em, who live in Dubai. They have a supremely sensible life philosophy: They encourage everyone to GO! Smell the flowers (while you still can!).
Awhile back, Jim and Em followed their own advice. They took off for a year of traveling around the world (and got married along the way). Now back in Dubai, they are writing a book about their experiences and their life philosophy. They hope their story will inspire others to go and smell the flowers, too.
They also have a very popular blog devoted to motivating people to GO! Smell the flowers in whatever way suits them. Since Jim and Em also are divers, they share our passion for the ocean. (You should have known that would be our connection!) Today we are happy to join Jim and Em in encouraging their readers and ours to GO! Smell the diving flowers. Click on over there and join the conversation!