Monday, February 12, 2018

Things that Happened this Weekend

There was a party on the beach. I wasn't invited to this party thrown by people I don't know.
But despite this, the world turned to silver.
Even the birds turned silver. And when I came home and looked in the mirror, my hair was silver too.



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Beach Report: Yesterday and Today



According to the Washington Post and other sources, the Innuit language has at least 50 words for snow. There ought to be that many words to describe the grays, blues, greens, and silvers that color the ocean. Probably we need a dozen words for pink and lavender too. Maybe a few words for gold while we're at it. It never looks the same to me.


And there's the human component. People can't help making things.
Pygmy mammoths contemplating a return to the Channel Islands
Pygmy mammoths are a real thing--in case you don't already know. 

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"In 1994, paleontologists made the remarkable discovery of a pygmy mammoth on Santa Rosa Island, the most complete collection of its kind in the world. Found only on the California Channel Islandsand nowhere else in the world, the pygmy mammothwas probably a small form of the Columbian mammothfound on the mainland."

And sometimes nature imitates nature.

Driftwood sealions frolic on the sand