it was a beautiful morning at the cabrillo aquarium. at first, everything looked the same as last week, but after going around the bend at the top of this last picture, we started to see that the little ecosystems which we had looked at last week (or which had been covered by water, in this first case) were completely dried out. the hermit crabs are going to be very excited about all these new available homes...
i love the rock formations at this beach. they look like you could peel off chunks, like a flaky biscuit. this heron was quietly looking out to sea...i had trouble focusing on it since my camera wanted to focus on all the rocks around it, but i like how it ended up looking ethereal.
what we came for! a starfish, sea anenome, and a sea urchin. i love how the starfish we saw all looked embroidered. they were so beautiful.
and as an extra prize, we looked over and look who was nonchalantly sunning himself on a rock!
what a beautiful day! :)