Admitedly I had a tough time finding inspiration for this month. I had zero ideas or direction and was at a loss for quite some time.
A trip to the water was just what I needed to inspire me.
The coast and beach are gorgeous, but it's rare that we ever take a good, close look at what's surrounding us.
One warm, sunny afternoon I brought my mom and kids to the water and did a bit of exploring. I wanted to capture all the little things that often are overlooked.
The big picture looked like this.
But upon further inspection...
Sand in scalloped formation, made by the tide that rushed out.
Tiny coral of all colors under the sun dotted the sand.
Tube coral was found forever cemented in sea sediment.
I had no idea what these tiny volcanic creations were. But they were securely planted in the sediment, and look like something found on a far away planet.
A star fish was half exposed, and clung fiercely to a rock.
An open anemone was covered in tiny shells, coral, sand, and sea glass.
After a little poke of the finger, the anemone closed up.
The wavy arms of a green anemone, wide open, full color on display, surrounded by the purple hues of other sea plants left me in awe and wonder.
But this... A dried out urchin, perched within the tentacles of an anemone... By far my favorite find of all.
But the absolute, most precious sight? When I looked up from all the sea life under my lens...
Linking up with some lovely ladies for the second edition of the Picture Perfect Project.