LA JOLLA AQUA JEWEL SEA, PELICANS & HARBOR SEALS

It is another beautiful day in La Jolla, San Diego.  The sea shimmers like an aqua jewel.  The California Brown Pelicans roost on the top of a large rock.  The pelicans wear their bright red & green winter breeding plumage, which adds a splash of color to the sea blue landscape.  I am breathless with the beauty.  High tide has arrived, but I walk out onto the seawall anyway.  The huge waves are breaking over the seawall & quickly I am soaking wet.  My shoes are sloshing with seawater & I don’t care.  I am getting a close up view of a little harbor seal pup named “Mighty Mouse” who has come up onto the beach with her mom to take a nap.  I watch as mom gives her pup a little nip of affection & the pup settles in for a nap.  I can see the tiny seal pup’s delicate claws on her flippers.  These harbor seals that live their lives in the sea, but come up onto the beach to rest allow me to share their world just a bit.  I am so grateful.  Suddenly a large wave comes up onto the beach & the sleeping harbor seal pup is snuggled by the sea even as she naps.  A sea lullaby calling the pup to come for another swim.  I carry this beauty in my heart.

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