A Red Rock crab chills in the portal of its tide pool abode, heedless of the litter in the yard yet immensely proud of the Red Trumpet tube worm over the lintel. Peering past the crusty carapace one can see more of the flaming Annelida plumage inside, hinting that the crab has good taste in addition to simply tasting good.
Getting a good photo of Calcareous Tube Worms (Serpula columbiana) is proving to be an ongoing challenge, I’ve gotten very few photos in proper focus. The clarity of water in a tide pool, ambient light, holding the camera still enough with one arm shoulder deep into freezing salt water, etc, etc… The worm withdraws it’s filter-feeding plumage instantly if disturbed; it has a pair of rudimentary eyes which sense shadow, the motion of water doesn’t seem to bother much.
Antoni Gaudí was a late 19th-early 20th century Spanish architect whose name has now become synonymous with styles that makes one sit up and take notice, for more color and more fun visit the Where’s My Backpack Travel Theme for this week, Gaudy!