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(it's very cute and quite short)

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The roaring alongside he takes for granted,
and that every so often the world is bound to shake.
He runs, he runs to the south, finical, awkward,
in a state of controlled panic, a student of Blake.

The beach hisses like fat. On his left, a sheet
of interrupting water comes and goes
and glazes over his dark and brittle feet.
He runs, he runs straight through it, watching his toes.

- Watching, rather, the spaces of sand between them
where (no detail too small) the Atlantic drains
rapidly backwards and downwards. As he runs,
he stares at the dragging grains.

The world is a mist. And then the world is
minute and vast and clear. The tide
is higher or lower. He couldn't tell you which.
His beak is focussed; he is preoccupied,

looking for something, something, something.
Poor bird, he is obsessed!
The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray
mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst.

Elizabeth Bishop
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In the first half of the early 1870s, Winslow Homer made a series of dinner-horn images. This painting, "The Dinner Horn (Blowing the Horn at Seaside)" is the first in that series.

The woman is described as "a farmer’s daughter and maid of all work, just from the kitchen . . . blowing the dinner horn" for the farm workers in the distant field. Breezy and fresh, "The Dinner Horn" captures a moment in time. Imagine you are standing in the space created by this work of art. Describe the look and feel of the sun.

Winslow Homer, "The Dinner Horn (Blowing the Horn at Seaside)," 1870, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

(from National Gallery of Art FB pg)
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Alfred Stevens (1823 - 1906)
Un soir à la mer
oil on panel ; 64.7 by 45 cm
Private collection

(from Elina Bell's FB pg)
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Ah, the fresh exhilarating smell of ocean..... dimethyl sulfide.

Imagine you are standing on a beach, the soft sand between your toes; looking out across the miles of perfect blue ocean, with a gentle sea breeze blowing through your hair. You take a deep breath in, absorbing all that blissful pure sea air. It is uplifting, it is invigorating, it is exhilarating, it is dimethyl sulphide (DMS).

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Good night!

Jun. 7th, 2015 06:40 pm
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A Pufferfish's Garden

For years divers off the coast of Japan encountered these enormous, 2 metre diameter 'mystery circles' on the sandy sea floor. Recently we found out who was making them.

This huge underwater crop-circle is the mating display of the male Torquigener pufferfish. The small (12 cm) fish takes 7-9 days to meticulously prepare one of these elaborate gardens. It seems that the sole purpose of the garden is to attract a mate, and provide a good site to lay her eggs.

If their garden catches a mate's eye, the male will hang around for another 6 days to care for the eggs, before moving on to a new location, and starting a new garden.

This small pufferfish produces one of the most elaborate displays known in nature.

- OB

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Original Article:

A Video (Attenborough!):

(from the Earth Story FB page)
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Aug. 19th, 2014 10:09 pm
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Bioluminescence ("bio" = life, "lumin" = light) is used for communication by a number of sea creatures.

Here, thousands of dinoflagellate or "sea sparkle" can fit into a single drop of ocean water, glowing blue as a signal to ward off predators.


(From ASAP Science FB page)

The Aegean

Jun. 7th, 2014 07:18 am
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The Aegean

This music has lasted since the world began.
A rock was born among the waters
while tiny waves chatted in a soft universal tongue.
The shell of a sea-turtle
would not have foretold the guitar.
Your music has always risen to the sky,
green taproot, Mother Sea,
first of all firsts. You enfold us,
nurturing us with music - threat,
fable, hypnosis, lullaby, roar,
omen, myth,
little agonies
of grit, of wreckages, of joys -

Maria Luisa Spaziani (b. 1924) translated by Beverly Allen

Found via [ profile] poemsdaily
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We can choose either to be an adventurer in search of treasure, or a victim of the world.

It's all a question of how we view our life.

~ Paulo Coelho.


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