Monthly Archives: January 2016

Black Turban Shells in San Diego

Black turban shells 11-2015 W

BLACK TURBAN SHELLS fill the tide pools in San Diego.  When they are alive, they cover the rocks at low tide like some sort of barnacle.  After they have died, they become homes for tiny blue-legged hermit crabs.  They are one of my favorite shells.  This watercolor shows them with a branch of seaweed & some strands of eel grass.


Before the sunset there is already a light-filled cloudy sky.  

It is a silver goodness of hope.  The silver lining of life.  

The palm trees behind me are lit up by the golden setting sun.  They become amber beacons of light.   

The sun lingers at the horizon seeming to not want this day, this moment to end.  This day has been a gift.  Unwrapped & delighted in. 

The sun slips into the horizon with a pink & lavender memory of this day.  The sunset light streams out into our dreams.