Monthly Archives: November 2015

GIVING THANKS FROM SHELLY CAT BY-THE-SEA

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Happy Thanksgiving from Shelly Cat By-the-Sea and her mice friends, Marv & Louis! They all give thanks for all things great & small. Blessings to everyone!

KING TIDE & THE LA JOLLA HARBOR SEALS

KING TIDES & THE LA JOLLA HARBOR SEALS – This morning at 8 a.m. a King Tide of 8 feet caused giant waves to crash over the sea wall in La Jolla.  140 Harbor Seals moved far up onto the beach to take shelter & rest.  A Snowy Egret foraged on the beach along with a beautiful Whimbrel.  Seals continued to arrive.  One seal stopped to yawn on her way to a nap.  Pupping season for the Harbor seals is a month away & there are quite a few pregnant seals really needing to rest.  The awesome power of the sea was spectacular.

MARIGOLD MADNESS

MARIGOLD MADNESS – Japanese brush painting practice.  I purchases pony packs of Marigolds from the nursery  & painted studies of Marigold flowers & leaves to teach a class.  The Japanese Maple leaf vase was found in a thrift shop & is perfect for an Autumn flower arrangement.  Marigolds are such a sunny, cheerful flower!  In Mexico they are used to celebrate the Day of the Dead.  In India, Marigolds are used to make necklaces!