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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Just Another Day at the Beach

Last week our son and DIL rented a house at Newport Beach for the week and we joined them for 2 days...here are some of the photos I took...

 (Click on any photos to enlarge...you'll be amazed!)
 I've possibly seen star fish in a marine world type setting, but not in their natural habitat

 These guys don't look like star fish to me

 I've never seen this color of star fish either



Okay, so taking a photo on top of a yellow sand bucket isn't exactly photographic genius...lol

Lots of mollusks right where we found the star fish

I must tell you that while taking these photos, I was still wearing my jean shorts and a blouse because it was cloudy and a bit chilly for me...I stepped backwards to avoid getting hit by a wave and stepped into a huge hole and fell down on my backside...not a pretty sight!
Mr AVO said "Oh, that was the hole I told the kids to avoid"...well, you get my train of thought here I'm sure!!!  And of course, there were plenty of spectators watching the entire episode.
The great part of this was that I SAVED my camera from getting wet!!!
Oh, and a disclaimer here...NO star fish were injured in the taking of these photos!
The kids took those 2 on the bucket back to where they found them...hopefully no worse for the wear.

Thanks for the visit today...your comments are always appreciated.

I'm joining Mary's fun Mosaic Monday party today...please give her a visit at Little Red House

21 comments:

EG Wow said...

I have never seen a live starfish! How very, very cool!

Vee said...

I was amazed! Glad that you survived falling into the hole...doesn't sound like fun at all.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have never seen a live starfish. They are always dry when I get them. They are an interesting creature though.

A Garden of Threads said...

The starfish are so colorful. Glad you did not get hurt falling into the hole. Take care.

GrandmaK said...

Aren't starfish pretty? They have so many different colors too! I like this! Cathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing the live starfish Lenore - very interesting.
Glad you didn't get hurt and only brusied your ego but saved your camera too!

Dishesdone said...

Cool starfish! Glad you're ok from the hole, but I'm sure it will make a funny story when it isn't so fresh :) Good that you saved your camera!

Mary said...

Oh, they are fascinating creatures, and so beautiful!

BailiwickStudio said...

I love to visit the tidepools in Palos Verdes - there's such a variety of sea life there. And I've done my share of falling down and getting wet, too! Tbhose rocks are slippery. ::Jill

Kathy said...

Amazing, to see them contorted like that! Love their colors - I have never seen a live starfish - well, maybe at an aquarium - does that count!
So glad you didn't get hurt!
Kathy

Bobbi said...

Hi, Wowww...awesome photos! I've never before seen live Starfish...thanks so much for sharing this today! i hope that you have a wonderful new week!
hugs...
Bobbi

g.suzie said...

Funny story, the visual made me laugh! Glad you were able to save the pictures, they were great!
Have a good week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I did not know they came in that color either! Thanks for sharing your trip to the beach. Sorry about the fall - Got some ibuprofen you can take in the morning??

Ingmarie We said...

What a cool mosaic. Very pretty.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Neat mosaic. I am glad you were hurt and neither was your camera!

Carol

Mary Elizabeth said...

I love your mosaic, I'm partial to ocean life!
Beautiful pictures!

M.E.

eileeninmd said...

The starfish are so cool, and very nice that you saw them in their habitat. Great photos and I am happy you didn't hurt your camera.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Wonderful photos Lenore!! My goodness, glad you weren't hurt in the fall! LOL! Yes...save the camera!

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Wow! Great shots I have never seen starfish like this before!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Gorgeous photos. The starfish colors are amazing!

Linda said...

I love starfish and the pictures that you have taken of them at the beach! I really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing them.