Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Seals in paradise

I took a potted white bird of paradise outside today from its usual place inside the house to wash off a soft scale infestation. The mist setting on the water pistol works really good for this, gentle, but effective and non-toxic. I set the pot on a lower step, under a stone arch, wrapped a plastic bag around the base of the plant, covering the soil and the top of the pot, and leaned the pot at a 45 degree angle so I could wash the leaves without flooding the pot, or dumping out the soil.
As I worked, I looked out across the cove and noticed how low a tide it was. Something else caught my eye. I went to get the binoculars and took a closer look:
Yeah, I thought it was a seal. I worried at first that this 'beached' seal was dead or in distress.
Then I noticed another whitish blob:
As I put the camera up to the binocular lens, I saw them each nudge around
to find a more comfortable fit on their seaweed perches,
 and the second one had a smug grin on its face.
They were still there two hours later when I returned from other errands to bring the plant back inside.
The sea was calm today and the sunset was gorgeous.

3 comments:

Jeannette said...

Good job...

Sarah Beth said...

blobs of paradise ;)

Rosannah said...

awesome!