Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Along the Pacific Ocean
I've spent my whole life along the Pacific Rim. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, lived in Oregon, South Korea, Los Angeles and now San Diego, so I'm used to living near the ocean. But man, I forget how incredibly beautiful it is, and the myriad of treasures it holds.
I've never seen seaweed dry to such a vibrant acid green color.
This week, I spent a few hours at this beach in San Clemente, with its glorious tide pool.
My bag to gather shells and rocks and stuff.
I've never ever seen so many mussels! They almost look like monarch butterflies, in this photo.
Beautiful green sea anemones.
and OMG, starfish! I've never ever seen these in person. They were huge!
Ah, what a fabulous afternoon. I'll be drawing some of the shells and rock in my sketchbook soon.