Always watching, watching the seals. Waiting for the seals to do something I haven’t seen before & if I’m lucky, to get the moment on film. Today the water was crystal clear. The eel grass shimmered like emerald green shredded silk. The feather boa kelp swirled & danced in the tide with colors of burgundy reds with tones of purples. & there was this harbor seal sound asleep in the water. Rocked by the undulating waves & tide and wearing a wreath of feather boa kelp like a queen of the sea & mermaid of the tides. Beautiful harbor seal rightfully adorned by the sea.
The harbor seal wakes a bit. The tide is changing. Spinning around gracefully in pirouettes in a seaweed water ballet, she wraps the feather boa kelp a bit more securely, takes a breath & submerges back into sleep.
Seaweed dreams for a harbor seal rocked to sleep in a sea lullaby.
Note: I am aware that otters wrap themselves in seaweed to sleep safely as the seaweed is an anchor, which holds them from floating away. I did not know that harbor seals do this, too! I was amazed, delighted and over joyed to have these magical moments with this harbor seal, but then everyday is joyous as an artist by-the-sea.