I’ve finally pulled my categorized photos off the external hard drive, yay! Now we have lotsa material to work with. We’ll start with a metazoan, as we haven’t done one of those in half of forever.
One of the things I found most charming about Pacific Northwest beaches was the jellyfish washing up. There are little round clear ones that sparkle in the sun like a beach full of diamonds. And then there are these much larger, rarer red ones.
They have a really rich hue, especially from certain angles.
(And yes, all the little beach rocks around it are completely wonderful as well.)
It may not seem like much compared to the vastness of the sea and the Sound…
…but its color is huge.
These beauties are about the size of a saucer. They can be found all through the summer, and possibly even winter, although I’ve never seen one around past early fall. Then again, I am a complete whimp when it comes to the cold, so I’m not often out wandering the beaches in the winter months. Any idea what species they are?