Sand dollars have different colors. These live in shallow waters. When they are not submerged in water, sand dollars dry and turn to silvery-white. These are fragile and easily break. When you see sand dollars on the shore away from the waters, put these back so that they won’t dry.
Yellow underside of a starfish. It really makes me wonder why sea creatures are so colorful despite the fact that they are mostly underwater. It turns out, according to an article that I read, that communication signals, mating, camouflage, territory and other factors are used for color information and fine spatial information to encode species identity.
And at the rate the ocean degradation is happening, these shallow water colorful sea creatures won’t have much protection from mostly humans who them more harm and damage. So please, put back these starfish and other sea creatures in the water if you are done taking their photos. As much as possible, leave them where they belong: to the sea.
The sounds that the waves make are like a rhythm that brings peace to one who is craving for an escape from life’s complexities. It’s like music to the ears that soothes the hurts and pains that the heart feels with the constant ebb and flow that creates a pattern of constancy and reliable expectations.
This sunset that I was mesmerized with, I will never see again. All sunsets are unique, just like all people are. Taking time to stop and appreciate sunsets is one way we can connect ourselves with nature and how everything, however magnificent, can only be admired and experienced fleetingly. We may be in the here and now but when we are just memories that linger in the hearts and minds of the people who love us and whom we have touched in special ways, these sunsets will still be here being admired by the next generation after ours.
Savor special moments that may be gone right before our eyes. Soak in the colors and sounds of these fleeting moments but have these etch in our memories for when the ability to experience these are gone, there are pockets of memories that we can still hold on to and remember with fondness.