Monday, October 04, 2010

Pelicans Being Emitted By the Sky

There was rain in town, drifting clouds caught in the trees around Lake Crescent. But at the ocean, a bubble of sunshine. Sunlight and pelicans. Neap tides: it went to low and began coming back, without a whole lot of visual difference.

Rialto Beach, October 3, 2010. Cake Rock in first image, Dahdayla below. (Click for larger image.)

All afternoon, any time I cared to put the book down, there were little specks out there. Point the binoculars at them. Oh yes, those are pelicans. More; those are pelicans too. One or two or a line of 14. Pelicans pelicans pelicans. It became a game. No pelicans for a moment? Oh yes there they suddenly are, being emitted by the sky somewhere to the north or south of Cake Rock, like matter being quietly created in Fred Hoyle's steady-state universe.

Pelicans Flying In Across Rialto Jetty, October 3, 2010 (Click for larger image.)

1 comment:

Sky said...

the ocean and her fabulous treats!