Lowtidefullmoon walking

Following are excerpts from my recent guided walk, Tideline as Timeline. Timeline: January 4, 2015, 2:30 – 5:30 pm Place: Princeton-by-the-Sea, California The tideline is one of the richest biological regions on earth. It is also a fluctuating, fractal line that rises and falls each day and over thousands of years. Today, as the seaContinue reading “Lowtidefullmoon walking”

Standing at the edge of the ocean

Standing at the edge of the ocean, I tell my children the story of how the seas formed 3.8 billion years ago in a great rain that lasted millions of years. Before, there had been no water, only roiling clouds and molten rock. Then the deluge began, eroding the land to form the saltwater thatContinue reading “Standing at the edge of the ocean”

Bright shiny things

I forgot to take my camera to the beach this morning, always a mistake. Here, instead, is a picture of plastic on the beach, taken a few months ago. And here are two mental pictures taken this morning: A young seagull, brown of feather and a good distance from its flock, holding a plastic sandwichContinue reading “Bright shiny things”