Searching for a particular image can sometimes feel like looking for a vintage baseball card or rare coin. I had been looking for this one for quite some time and finally found it on Appledore Island last weekend.
Ascophyllum bladders are the biologist’s bubble wrap: you just can’t help but want to pop them!
Simplicity at its best. Light/dark, wispy feather/solid rockweed/wavy seaweed. So much to enjoy.
Your photo brought to mind two other juxtapositions. One, poetic, is the line “garlic and sapphires in the mud,” from T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets.” The other, Joan Baez’s “Diamonds and Rust,” is the most heart-wrenching song I know — and, incidentally, near the top of my favorites.
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