This morning, I photographed a flying fish. Timmy is the dive coach at Walden Glen. Kids at the pool adore Timmy; wherever he is on the pool deck, there’s a crowd of kids of all ages surrounding him, trailing after him, trying to get his attention.
Sometimes, the crowd starts to chant, “Belly-FLOP! Belly-FLOP! Belly-FLOP! …” And when that happens, Timmy fearlessly climbs the board, sails up into the air and comes SMACK down belly-first into the water! He climbs out of the water sporting white welts on his arms, the skin on the front of him good and reddened. It’s one of the coolest, craziest summer traditions around.