January 27, 2015

Anemone
Anemone

Isn’t ‘anemone’ a lovely word?  It sounds as round and soft as it is.  I liked this collection of roundish shapes in the tide pool.  The anemone looks like an ‘everything’ bagel.  Those white specks are shell fragments.  This anemone is closed up.  The interior can be brightly colored in blues, greens, and purples, rather like a peacock’s coloring.  If you lightly touch an open anemone, it will close up.  They range in size here in our tide pools from say, a quarter, to a big bagel.  Sometimes there are rows or clusters of them.  Some large rocks seem to be perfect anemone condominiums!

I think this would make a good painting.  If I were still a painter…

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