TIDE POOL LIFE – Illustrations from my photographs. After large winter storms, clumps of sea weeds & sometimes a branch of coral wash up onto the beach. One winter lots of living Wavy Turban shells ended up on the beach, too. Hopefully the high tide arrived & took them all back to their home in the sea. Decades ago Shell Beach in La Jolla had wonderful tide pools filled with sea anemones, hermit crabs, sea urchins & lots of sea shells. Spending time at the beach has always been soul fulfilling. When I spend time looking at these photos & creating illustrations from them, I remember that I will always carry this beauty in my heart.
BEACH ART – Sometimes nature leaves arrangements on the beach that are so beautiful. This Frog sea shell & seaweed are gorgeous. Other times people give nature a helping hand. Two very creative little girls created a giant heart out of cobblestones & seaweed. Next to it they made a sort of “nest” out of sand & Surf grass with cobblestone “eggs”. All in all a delightful day at the beach!