Last week, I took my cousin on her first tide pooling adventure! We went to one of my favorite spots in San Pedro, CA. At first, we were finding nothing and I was getting worried (certain times of the year are way better than others). But eventually, we ended up finding plenty of creatures! And of course I took pictures to share with you!
Why yes, I am wearing a hat under a slouchy hat. I hate nose sun burns! :(
Ok, so I have to share! My cousin just learned to crochet and right away made herself a Waffle Cone Slouchy hat! She was so quick!
Another green anemone! I wonder if it’s the same one I saw last time.
This is the view of the tide pools from the cliff above. I’m really kicking myself for not taking a panoramic shot here! argh!
There’s a park right by where we parked and they have lots of pretty flowers.
And feral cats! I took a picture of this one because it reminded me of a kitten that I saw there almost a year ago. I compared the picture to the one I took before and I swear it’s the same cat! That little white spot on it’s mouth is the same. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but it makes me happy to think that I found him again! :)
What do you think? The pic on the right is from this post.
Hopefully I’ll have another tide pooling adventure to share with you soon. I want to take my cousin to the squirrel spot (I refer to my tide pooling spots by the non-sea creatures they’re infested with. Squirrel spot & cat spot.) before she leaves.
I already posted a few of my beach photo instagrams in yesterday’s post. But there’s still more! This is my cousin swinging at the beach. I love silhouettes!
This day was really gloomy, which made for some cool photos. :)
I’m loving this glitter! It’s Milani “Twinkle” over NYC ” Pier 17″.
The Spring Blossom Skully hats I’ve been working on (pattern coming soon!).
I was tagged to show my iPhone backgrounds. I’m embarrassed to say that they’ve been the same for four years (since I got the phone). It’s from the gelaskins app, btw.
The weekly giant pumpkin update. There are lots of little marble sized pumpkins now and this one even has a flower!
I love golden poppies! My first one opened this week!
My cousin is visiting for a month, from Atlanta, and I’ve been showing her around. For her first full day here, we went on a long bike ride along the beach! We had churros (the best ones ever!) for lunch while sitting on the pier, watching dolphins.
She also got to see pelicans up close, and sand crabs for the first time.
I got a new iPhone app, called Panorama, that I’ve been obsessed with. Click on any of the pics below to see them full size.
Boats in Redondo Beach.
Redondo Pier / Where we ate lunch!
Redondo Beach, the view from the pier.
This was just the first of many beach days to come for us in the next month. We have plans to go kayaking to see seals, tide pooling, and many more bike rides!
I’ve been feeling pretty introverted lately, spending too many days at home, trying to finish crochet projects. I really really wanna get some new patterns up so bad! But I hate feeling like a hermit. And the weather has been so nice, I hate spending so much time indoors. So yesterday I took a day off and went tide pooling! It ended up being such an awesome trip to the tide pools because I found three new things!
This is the first time I’ve found a bat star (in Southern California anyway)! Normally the only ones I find here are ochre stars (below).
Another first time find! This is a giant sea star which apparently can get up to 24 inches in diameter. This one was about 3 inches though (baby!).
How awesome is this?! I didn’t do anything to enhance the colors, it’s really neon green! I’ve never seen a green anemone before. It stood out so much amongst everything else and was kinda surprising at first!
Tide pooling is seriously one of my favorite outdoor activities. It’s like the beach version of going for a nature walk. I feel so lucky that I can do this whenever I want. Have you been tide pooling? What was your favorite find?
Ever since last year when I went to the kite festival for the first time, I’ve been looking forward to it again this year as if it were a holiday or some other special occasion! This weekend, it was time to bust out the dragon kite again and bike to the beach for a day of flying kites and hula hooping with friends!
Amy & I had to recreate this same picture that we did last year! :)
Practice makes perfect, we balance so much better than last year! haha!
I’ve been seriously loving me some Hipstamatic lately! I didn’t even bother to bring my real camera and it resulted in some of my favorite hooping pics ever!