Sunday, October 23, 2011

Warren Antiques Market

Saw this large banana-like thing sitting just inside the back door of Warren Antiques Market during Walkabout Warren. Was unable to resist going into the shop.

Friday, October 14, 2011

peeps and squash

Ever since I first spotted the squash blossoms in the wrack between lots 6 and 7, I've been wondering what the fruits would look like. One afternoon last week, I went to take a look.

the mystery squash (or gourd)
A few of the plants had these little round gourds on them.

more of those mystery squash are forming behind the blossoms
Some still had blossoms, but I could see the fruit forming.
There were tons and tons of peeps of various kinds. Hundreds of sanderlings were dining at the water line. There were a few other species mixed in with the sanderlings, but I couldn't quite make them out in the crowd.
semipalmated sandpiper
Semipalmated sandpipers were foraging in the tide pools. I've never seen that before. They were running around between the rocks.

It's funny. As I walked from the wrack to the water, I was more aware than usual of the different zones of life on the beach. The tide pools struck me as a much different place from the wrack line. I should gather my thoughts on that and write some more about it.