Sometimes paths meet and we walk together for a while.
Still we are separate. Promises made, friends forever
and yet the path diverges, one person leaves. We
can’t see that in the future. I am wary of always and
never, I try not to use them. I will not promise friends
forever: addiction could drive me away or lies or betrayal.
I might still love. I might return to be present for death
but still, I will not say forever.
Because that is a lie.
I took the photograph yesterday blind. We were on Marrowstone and could not see what was out in the water. It changed shape though. I took this zoomed all the way out and then still couldn’t see what was there until I downloaded the photographs. We thought it was a stick. Or a turtle. Then we wondered if there are turtles in the Salish Sea. I googled Salish Sea turtle and get this: https://www.epa.gov/salish-sea/marine-species-risk. That’s a bit sad. Read on down, though, because it lists seven things we can do to help.
No Salish Sea turtles though.
What about the Olympic Peninsula? Here: https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/amphibians-and-reptiles.htm. Not an ideal climate for reptiles, it says. Well, no, I agree. No turtles listed, but there are some other reptiles.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: junction.
And still, people are being found under the rubble alive, though far more dead. Prayers and praise for the searchers and the victims and families. A song for them:
A group of sea lions having a party. When I was in Mexico, I helped release baby turtles into the sea. There are many people still protecting sea creatures.
That looks like some sea lions. That’s a wonderfully thoughtful piece. Unfortunately, humans will not stop until there is not a single living plant, tree or creature on the planet. Greed means Earth will resemble Mars by 2100 I believe.
Dang, at a distance I can’t tell who is who. The sea lions do wonderful roaring.
They mould into one don’t they. I’d love to hear them we dont have them in the UK I don’t think think. I get to see North Sea grey seals often, all they do is honk a bit.
We have harbor seals and sea lions and then elephant seals out on Protection Island, which sort of blows my mind. And I’ve seen a sea lion who had to be 10 feet long surfing the waves at the Fort Worden lighthouse and then swimming back to do it again and again. Impressive!
Oh wow! You are so lucky to live near all those seals. To see them regularly is a magical.
I have only seen the Protection Island ones once when friends took me on a boat ride around it. I thought, gosh, those giant rocks are really strange, all in a line. Turned out the giant rocks were elephant seals. I love the beaches and water here!
Haha! Those are big rocky seals alright!
I think I’d need a boat of my own if I lived there.
The article on species at risk is rather sober reading.
Yes it is.