Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, November 29, 2013

On the Rocks

One of the things I really wanted to see when we visited haystack rock a few days ago was tidal pool life.  And since we showed up just after high tide, we were limited in the tide pools we could explore.  Ecola State Park, just down the road from Cannon Beach, has a very rocky beach full of potential tide pool activity.  I climbed precariously around on some of the rocks as the tide was slowly moving out.  I did manage to find a few anemone hiding deep in the shadowy areas of a few tide pools, but no starfish which I was really hoping to see.  This is why I really need to go back during low tide.  I keep reading about these wonderful tide pools, and I really want to see them.  For today, I've got some barnacles, which were the only tidal area life I found and photographed to my satisfaction. 


Sketchbook Wandering said...

Fantastic, such a nice connection between beauty & art & mystery & science!

TexWisGirl said...

makes a really neat pattern. :)

and yes, that great blue heron was on our pond. :)

Gail Dixon said...

Looks like something you'd find under a microscope. :) I've been to Cannon Beach and was lucky enough to see the starfish. Such a cool thing. Hopefully you can see it, too, one day.