SEAWEED ART – As I walk along the edge of the sea with my camera in hand, I take photos of the art created by the sea! An ever changing art installation proving the beauty of impermanence of life.
BIRDS TO ME ARE LIKE MIRACLES. They don’t have to have faith or believe they can fly, they know it from the instant they leave the egg. They have a bit of a learning curve to master the art of flying when they fledge, but quickly learn the art of aerodynamics with lift offs, landings & soaring. Double-Crested Cormorants also master the art of entering the sea with a smooth motion to swim deep down into the ocean for their meals. I watch them with awe as they land on the cliff, shaking off the ocean from their sea-soaked wings. Spreading out their wings to dry in sun worship. Fluffing their feathers into place “just so” with an iridescent gleam as they gaze at me with turquoise eyes set off by an orange-amber bill. I swoon. Perhaps if I believe, I can fly, too.
A HUGE GARIBALDI FISH GOT TRAPPED IN A TIDE POOL UNTIL HIGH TIDE! This particular reef has a tide pool shaped perfectly round with an indentation around it that is a shallow pool, which attracts lots of tiny shore crabs. The Garibaldi fish swam around and around waiting impatiently for the high tide so he could escape. The tiny shore crabs swarmed around the tide pool hole & the Harbor seals napped nearby. When a Willet shore bird came by to catch the crabs, the crabs all scurried to the edge of the reef and tucked themselves into crevices. Such is ocean life at La Jolla! You can watch a video of the Garibaldi fish swimming at YouTube: California By the Sea!