Friday, 15 October 2010

Back from under the Ocean!


Hello again, dear human bloggy friends!
I hope all is well with you on planet Earth!

What a very long time since blogging ... and what adventures we giraffes have had! We've been on a fantastic nexcursion with Captain Gurgle in our new submarine, Necktunes' Chariot. I wanted to keep you all posted during our underwater journeys, but couldn't get the Interneck. Then I dropped my neckbook computer into the sea, and have had to wait till our return to buy a new one in Raffsburgh.



There is so much to tell you ... Captain Gurgle sailed Necktune's Chariot down and down into the depths of our Camelopardalian seas. We sailed past ancient giraffe citadels which have been submerged for centuries.




As the submarine went deeper and deeper, we caught glimpses through the portholes of floating seaweed, and shy giraffe sea-creatures.



Giraffe sea creatures - Raph's Ramblings by Ingrid Sylvestre UK artist & author
And what wondrous life there was on the seabed! All these nexquisite little persons chatting together among the rocks.

We managed to film this friendly Fringey, who waved at us and sang it's little sea song! I hope you enjoy it, and look forward to visiting you all over the next few days.


video

51 comments:

Derrick said...

Hello Raph! What a surprise. I had begun to think you were lost in deepest, darkest Camelopardalis. What a marvellous adventure you've been having. Your images are amazing and the Friendly Fringey's song is quite charming! Welcome back! Don't be surprised if you discover some of us have gained weight and lost hair since your last visit!

Choices said...

Welcome Back! I have missed your world and so glad to hear that all is well. Looking foward to hearing all about more of your adventures.
Have a wonderful day!

Grizz………… said...

Oh, ho! What a delight to have you back on terra firma, Raph. Your colorful adventures have been sorely missed here in blogland. Can't wait to hear more of your undersea exploits!

Again…WLECOME!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hello Derrick! Thank you, and I'm so glad to be back! I've missed you all.

I'll have to take a group of bloggy friends swimming in our ocean - I'm sure that will take care of any gained weight! Hmm ... I think my mane is a bit frizzy and dry from all the salt, though ...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Choices! It's nice to be missed, and I'll certainly be telling you more of our adventures. You have a wonderful day too!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you so much, Grizz! I've missed you too, and will be visiting soon to hear the latest along the River! (Do you have underwater Fringeys too?) Glad to be back!

The Solitary Walker said...

Omigod! Can this be true? Bienvenue! I'm putting you back on my bloglist immediately!

Heather said...

Welcome back Raph - thought you had deserted us. Glad all is well and that you have been having such a good time. Those underwater images are amazing and I love the Fringey's plaintive little song.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Solitary Walker - glad to be back on your bloglist! Giraffitude! It's so good to be back!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Heather, thank you! Of course, I would not desert you all - I've missed my dear bloggy friends.

Fringeys do have lovely plaintive little songs, and we're glad to have this memento of our travels.

Caroline Gill said...

Welcome back, Raph and all you beautiful creatures.

Could hardly believe it when you popped your neck (or should that be your periscope?) above the parapet (please excuse mixed metaphors...) in my blog feed.

We all look forward to the 'necks' installment.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Caroline! No need to nexcuse the mixed metaphors, they're great!

The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

Yea, your back have missed you and your wonderful illustrated stories. Must admit i stopped bye several times thinking something had gone wrong with my blog.
Look forward to see more of your adventurers.
karen

Petra said...

Raph, welcome back! What a great advanture you nexperienced! I love the sea song Fringey was singing so much that I have to listen to it repeatedly... Hey, are you sure that those sea songs are not enchanting us humans? Our psyche so fragile!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hello Karen, Adventurous Art Teacher, and thank you! It's great to be back, and I'm looking forward to posting about all our recent family nexploits!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Petra! I'm glad you love Fringey's sea song. We keep listening to it over and over here too, so maybe our sea creatures are enchanting giraffes and humans too!

Madame DeFarge said...

What a delight to see you back again. I thought you'd disappeared for ever. Lovely to see, and hear, what the family's been up to while you were away. Don't stay away so long the next time.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Madame DeFarge, thank you, and it's a delight to be back! I'm so glad you enjoy reading and hearing about our family adventures - there are plenty more to tell you about too!

marigirl said...

I've been wondering where you were!! Yay, what a delight to see this window into your underwater world of adventure! Beautiful :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hello marigirl, and thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed our underwater adventures - I'll be posting some more of them soon!

willow said...

It sure is nice to see you back int he bloggyhood, Raph! You've been missed.

Linda Sue said...

Bumped into you over at willow's comments- LOVE at first sight!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Willow! I've missed you all too!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Linda Sue - thank you! You're very welcome here in Giraffe World!

Tom Atkins said...

A long time since blogging perhaps, but always worth the wait!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Tom, I'm glad you think so, and it's good to be back in bloggyland!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Welcome back to blogland Raph - have really missed you.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Weaver, I've really missed you too!

Lyn said...

What a treat..I just took a chance on an old habit, and here you are..I'm joyful indeed!..Truth, beauty, talent..I'll follow you anywhere...welcome back!!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you so much, Lyn! I feel very honoured, and so glad to be back!

Cloudia said...

So happy to see you again!!!!!!!!

And what an exquisite post.

I love the worlds you show us.

you are a magician, a genius and a friend :)


Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral

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Cloudia said...

you are back on my blogroll where you belong. wonderful little video!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Goodness me, such wonderful compliments, Cloudia! I'm glad my giraffe waffle makes you happy, and honoured to be your friend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful adventure you've all been on! Welcome back to blogland!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Crafty Green Poet! (Good to read in your Twitter that your Scottish forests aren't being sold! We love our forests here too.)

Kat Mortensen said...

So wonderful to have you back, Raph! I saw your name over at "Napple Notes" and had to pop over to see if was true!

What a wonderful series of adventures you've had. I can't wait to check out your YouTube channel!

One of my favourite domains is the undersea, so I look forward to all your tales.

Love,
Kat

P.S. I was busy as well and published a volume of poetry this summer. Check it out here: stalktheshadow.blogspot.com

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Kat. We've got plenty of adventures to tell about, and lots more coming up, as it's the big sprout harvest soon in Knollshire!

I will check out your book - congratulations! Custard slices all round to celebrate!

Rosemary said...

Hi Raph; So happy you are back in blog land again . Your wonderful world was sorely missed.As usual your world is enchanting... I am still looking for the portal. Back on my fav blog list you are!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Rosemary! Keep looking for that portal - we'll have a pot of tea ready for you here!

Jinksy said...

What a delight! That song should make the hit parade any day now, if I had my way! lol :)

Liz said...

Hi Raph,
A 100,000 welcomes back to Blogland, I had a spell away too but nothing as exciting as your downunder submarine adventures...it was positively delightful to see you pop up on my blog...and thanks so for the kind words about ze poetry...I had packed the book away over the last 6 months but now feel a new lease of life coming on.... ; )
Love the zest, zing and colour of your giraffeland...and that little chap in the video sure knows how to chatter... ; ) cheers, Raph

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Jinksy! I'll pass the message to the little Fringey next time we're under the ocean!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Liz, thank you so for the 100,000 welcomes! I'm glad you feel a new lease of life coming on, and look forward to reading more of your wonderful poetry! We treasure your book here.

BT said...

What a wonderful little song that is. So good to have you back in blogland. What fun you've had underwater and I can't wait to hear more about it.

Barbara Martin said...

Raph, glad to see you back. What a wonderful journey you experienced.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you BT! I'll certainly be posting more about our underwater adventures!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Barbara, thank you - it's so good to be back!

Arija said...

So wonderful to have you back on the interneck! I have so missed your dispatches in your absence.

Your adventures are truly wonderful and to have your own private submarine . . . WOW!!! Are you planning to neckstent your tourimic vetures?
I can just see the bank knotes floating is as you let them hear that siren song.
What is neckst on the agenda, a trip to the moon?

Do stay in touch, we earthlings NEED a change.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Lovely to hear from you, Arija and thank you!

What's neckst on our agenda? Well, there are more underwater stories to come, and more sea-creature songs! And it's also our main annual sprout harvest. I'll keep you posted!

Kayla coo said...

Hello Ralph,so glad you have swam to the surface.
Always so lovely to visit your world.
M xx

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Kayla coo! We enjoyed our nexpedition, but it's great to be back!