Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tide pools

Decided to go to Half Moon Bay and Moss Beach today. Went to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve at low tide to see all the little sea creatures.
There were lots of sea anemones. Saw a lot of other things too, but I am illiterate when it comes to sea creatures. Fact: I can't say anemones. Another fact: someone (in this case, Phin) can tell me what type of sea creature something is and what I hear is 'pzhers.gerapeht.wer'. It's like that Friends episode where Phoebe is trying to teach Joey how to speak French, and he just can't do it.

Here are a few other creatures that I don't know the name of.
But I do know that these are sea gulls and seals.
The funny thing is that I was concentrating on looking for sea creatures in the tide pools, that I really just glanced up to look at the horizon and quickly snapped this photo. I noticed the gulls, but it wasn't till a few minutes later when Phin and I heard one of them honking noisily that we realized the seals were out there. Sometimes I focus in on a certain thing that I don't see the big picture. Case in point: When I took this photo I.Never.Even.Noticed.The.Seals. Not until just a few minutes ago when I was reviewing the photos I shot. Yes, sitting here before you is a big OBLIVIOUS dork.

Well, 90% oblivious. I did open my eyes enough to see this:
A sea rock with a white heart in it. Pretty cool, yesh?


Ginnie said...

You are so funny, Mad, and I must say that I identify with you TOTALLY when it comes to seeing but not seeing! I almost always see something after the fact. So I will gladly join you in the Dork Circle. :)

That rock at the end is really a find. Did you keep it?

madretz said...

Ginnie: I almost took it with me. I picked it up, brushed it off, walked away...then threw it back down. It's a Reserve so it's one of those places where you really have to "leave only footprints, take only memories."

paris parfait said...

Such beautiful sights! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

zann said...

wow. The things you take pictures of are the things I've only seen pictures of. I'd love to see those things in person. (except seagulls, we have those in parking lots... so I've seen them.) Although, much like you I tend to be oblivious... or as I like to say "non-observant" because I am busy observing something else.

Nan said...

I love the Friends reference. I can picture it.

The rock is oober cool. I see the heart. I also see a winged creature of some's sort of like figuring out what clouds look like.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I had to laugh at your recollection of how you hear the names of such things. I tend to be that way as well. Don't feel badly, I can't say "comfortably".

And sometimes we miss the details, sometimes we see the big picture. It's all good, right?

phinner said...

murex (?), barnacles, limpets, mussels.

or in your case gazert, maccklemuck, sharshutz, narluk. Haha!!!

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Green Butterfly said...

Nice, I mention SC in one of my posts and there you go, rubbing it in my face...GRRRRR. :) HMB and the cute town and the gorgeous drive home.