Starfish + Sea Slugs! We found SO many of both on this day! I wish I had my actual camera with me!
The fog was so rad this morning, I had to do a panorama of it!
I go out of my way to buy nuts to feed to squirrels! I’m a little obsessed!
I like taking my picture in reflective things! (at a classic car show) + Supporting local breweries!
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I hope you like squirrels! Because I do! And I took a ton of squirrel photos! ;)
As I mentioned in my last tide pooling post, I really wanted to take my cousin to the squirrel spot before she left. There were so many squirrels! We fed them peanuts and I got crazy excited and nearly died of cute overload.
I tried to capture a picture that showed how many there were around us but this is the most I was able to get in one photo. There were so many more!
When we ran out of peanuts, several of them insisted on checking to make sure the bag was really empty! So cute!
In case you’re wondering what squirrels have to do with tide pools, there’s a park atop the cliff above the tide pools and it’s totally infested with squirrels. This particular spot has never been very impressive compared to my other tide pooling spot, so every visit here is usually more about squirrels. Which is totally fine by me! :P
The view from above (click the panorama to see it bigger). I remembered to take a panorama this time! woo! It was a total June gloom kinda day!
Can you see the face?! I didn’t notice it until I got home and saw the picture!
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’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?
It’s time to take you on another of my little adventures! A couple days ago I went searching for new tide pools to explore. There are so many around here! The problem is figuring out how to get to them since they’re all at the bottom of a cliff. Some have really obvious paths or roads even. Others, not so much! This new spot might be my favorite! There’s a little park at the top and it’s infested with squirrels! My favorite!!! :D
I’ve decided that this type of ground squirrel is my favorite! They’re always so pudgy! I wanted to pick him up, give him hugs and then carry him around in my pocket! So bad! Such an adorable little fatty!
Ok, so on to the sea creatures now! :)
I found lots of sea anemones. No starfish this time though :(
Anemones are my favorite creature to photograph. I’ve gotten some super pretty pictures of them in the past with my underwater camera case. I didn’t have it with me this day though :(
I’m not sure what these are but I thought it would make an interesting picture.
Crabs are so hard to photograph! They’re so fast! I kinda snuck up on this one though.
A cluster of tiny anemones!
I just thought these rocks looked kinda cool.
Next time, I’ll take my underwater camera case so I can get some better shots! I look forward to taking you on another tide pooling adventure soon! :)