Category Archives: Crabs

STRIPED SHORE CRABS – LA JOLLA

STRIPED SHORE CRABS – These tiny crabs are about the size of your thumbnail.  This photo shows a Striped Shore Crab next to a Giant Owl Limpet mollusk, which live on the reef rocks in La Jolla.  Striped Shore Crabs live both on the shore & in the sea.

 “Crabs Galore” – Japanese brush painting

TUNA CRABS SAN DIEGO – JAPANESE BRUSH PAINTING & PHOTOS

TUNA CRABS ARE ON THE BEACHES AGAIN IN SAN DIEGO.  Ode to a Tuna Crab is a Japanese brush painting 14″ x 16″.

SAN DIEGO TIDE POOL DISCOVERIES

SAN DIEGO TIDE POOL DISCOVERIES – Every day walking on the beach brings a different experience.  A brand new moment of the beauty of nature.  The Sanderlings run to & fro trying to outrun the incoming tide while they feed between waves.  Their tiny legs moving so quick-quick in a blur are like cartoon road runner legs.  A mussell shell filled with sand makes a lovely container sparkling like an abalone shell in the sunlight.  A kelp crab, still alive is huge & gorgeous.  I return him to the sea where he belongs.  Scallop shell tapestries fill my mind with the desire to paint.  A sand dollar with sand designs around it is like a comet.  Make a wish.  The real surprise of this day though is a pile of sand dollars some unknown person put into a pile shaped like a heart & they left it for me to find.  Every day by the sea is lovely.