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Tide Pool Beauty at Harris Beach, a Finale (+5 insets)

(+5 insets) (very nice at full size!) (Please scroll down to "Today's Image" for photo info)

Moving on From Harris Beach
Steve and I spent a full two weeks here at Harris Beach State Park and while we were here, I got an endless variety of pictures, most of which I simply don't have time to post. I hope that at some point I can dip into this well of beautiful images to share some more but for now, it's time for me to step forward to our next stop! If you can believe it, these past 13 posts (since 11/01), brimming with insets and stories, are from exactly ONE of our campground stops. We were out for an astonishing six MONTHS and visited 20 campgrounds in that time! Every spot was like this in the number of adventures and never-ending photo opportunities. It really is completely staggering to think about. Grateful? OH MY YES. I count my lucky stars every time I think about our good fortune! And in the middle of a pandemic, no less. We are incredibly blessed and I am so glad that I can show you all some of the things I saw and experienced. Today is my last post from Harris Beach for now, but don't worry! This jaw-dropping place was also the very last stop for us before we came home in the middle of October…and once again, I filled folders with a totally different variety of incredible sights on that short, yet bountiful, five days.

Today's Picture
Another stunning look at a natural masterpiece, when I saw this I had to stop and just stare. It was captured at the upper edge of the tide pool area and shows the sculpted rocks with colorful algae adhered here and there. The contrast of light and shadow, shine and darkness, straight and round lines, dry and wet…really took my breath away. I tried many angles and different depths of field to capture the view and this was my favorite. Truly, a single picture cannot convey what I saw, but you will get the main idea: AWESOME! :)

Today's Insets
One of the fun things that happens on Harris Beach is the non-stop building of driftwood forts! There is a huge collection of logs and branches that wash up on the shore, and they collect at the tops of the beaches. People--especially kids, but adults play too!--will create a variety of lean-tos and elaborate log houses, some complete with driftwood roofs. Most will wash away during high-tide, but some stay to be admired or worked on. One picture shows a driftwood fort, another picture shows a pretty group of colorful logs.

I also have another picture which shows part of the tidepool area and gives an idea of the huge place I got to explore. If you consider the investigation through a macro lens, what you see is the equivalent of countless miles to discover!

Finally, a pair of images to show some more tide pool life: a still-life of black turban shells with sucked-in anemones, and a rocky crevice where a group of anemones waits for the waves to return so they might extend their tentacles again for a passing feast.

Thank You So Much
Wow, I am so glad that my last post was such fun for everyone. I sometimes wonder if I bore you all to death with my reports. I try to make it easy for people just passing by to look at the pictures and understand what's going on with my shorter photo descriptions. I get it! We don't all have time to read War & Peace! :D However, it's extremely gratifying and joyful to see that some of you do have the time and better still, you really like what I have to say! It's the very best feeling to me, bringing happiness when I can! So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You folks--all of you--make my life so much happier and fulfilled! Hope your week is going well--let's all be extra careful these days…it's getting really scary again!!

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45 comments

Boro said:

Superbes ************
8 months ago ( translate )

Stephan Fey said:

A stunning series, Janet!
8 months ago ( translate )

Ulrich John said:

A very nice beachscape, Janet. And a beautiful series !
8 months ago

niraK68 said:

mag das Holz, und das Hauptbild besonders. Aber schön sind sie wieder alle
8 months ago ( translate )

Peter Castell said:

A wonderful place to spend time exploring, was it volcanic with the black rocks ? I like the four pieces of driftwood, did you take any examples home !! Are you getting booster jabs? here the qualifying age has been dropped to 18, masks are compulsory again for shops and public transport
8 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

What an interesting set Janet! Beautifully photographed as always. I love the 2nd and 4th PiP especially! Take great care Janet. Good evening.
8 months ago

uwschu said:

Keine Sorge, Janet, du hast mit deinen wunderschönen Bildern und Erzählungen noch keinen zu Tode gelangweilt :-))!
Ich bin so froh, das du Dir die Mühe machst, uns das alles zu erzählen, was Du und Steve auf eurer Tour erlebt haben. Manchmal hat man das Gefühl, dabei gewesen zu sein.
Genau darin sehe ich ja den Spaß, den wir alle miteinander teilen, die Welt durch eine Kamera zu sehen.
Liebe Grüße,
Uwe
8 months ago ( translate )

José Manuel Polo said:

Como de costumbre con mucha calidad fotográfica. En el 4º PiB parece que es el escondite donde los piratas guardaban algunos de sus saqueos:--)) Buen fin de mes.
8 months ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Toujours un vrai plaisir d'admirer et de savourer vos superbes photos qui par dessus tout sont fabuleuses et bien documentées.Les Pips sont d'une beauté sublime et d'une grande fascination.
Merci pour ce superbe partage et excellente fin de soiree.
8 months ago ( translate )

Boarischa Krautmo said:

wonderful grey grayness ;-))))
I like inset #2 - not sure whether it's a petrified dinosaur or baseball equipment ;-))))

beautiful pictures!
8 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Impressive series! Stay well!

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8 months ago ( translate )

Dave C said:

Another great series of images.
8 months ago

Eunice Perkins said:

I was fascinated with the last two insets! All those pieces of shell, etc, making beautiful creations.
I am a compulsive collector of shells and stones, but have never seen such great natural works of art as these!!
8 months ago

micritter said:

Wow! A really wonderful (needless to say) set of superb images. Insets 4 and 5 are my favorites.
8 months ago

David G Johnson said:

Crystal clear pictures - smack on composition... and another marvellous travelling update.. thanks..
Hope that 'your' week is going well too Janet'.. keep well and 'good wishes' - from Dj.
8 months ago