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Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter at the Little Corona Tide Pools

Soooo . . . this is where I spent my Easter!

It was a gorgeous day.   Nice and warm . . .

Looks like there was a private party out on the rocks that I didn't get an invite to . . .  Oh, well, I didn't happen to be wearing my brown pelican suit anyway, and it looks like that was the required dress code . . .

I was hoping to see several starfish, but alas . . . just this one brightly colored guy turned up.  He was quite large, maybe 10 inches across or more.

There were pretty flowers and  . . . .

. . . brightly covered rocks . . .  I should have taken a pic of my sister's favorite rock.  It left quite an "impression" on her as I recall!  Do you remember, sis?  ;)

And seaweed and sea grasses swaying with the tides . . .

Somehow I missed getting any pics of the anemones, and all the different types of little fishies in there.  But, I did get some pics of the pretty purple sea urchins!

And, there were lots of crabs in there.  The main part of their bodies was about 2-3 inches across, just to give you an idea of how big they were.  Here's one who was afraid I was going to take his dinner away from him!  If I got too close he would drop back down into the water.  I think he was trying to drag his prize to the surface where he could take his time dining.  He wanted a private dinner and I was apparently interfering with that.  I left him alone after this shot.  I just have a little point and shoot camera and can't do macro shots so I tried to isolate just the little guy through the wonders of Photoshop . . . so the quality of the photo is a little pixelated . . .  oooops!  :)

There are four in this pic . . . can you find them all?  Hint:  the two on the closest rock are blending with the coloration on the rock . . .

Another little bit of a close up . . .  pixelations and all!

So, that's it for now!  Just a quick little peek in with you today!  Hope you had a great Easter and have a great week to come!  See you soon!