In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Monday, July 5, 2010

beautiful swimmers

I let the rowboat drift in the cove for a while this afternoon so I could watch the jellyfish.They propelled themselves so quickly beneath the water that I could hardly take a picture before they had come and gone.
They are intent on their journey.
Here was the biggest jellyfish I saw today.
Its tentacles waved gracefully, though I understand their purpose is practical, not aesthetic.
But still...

6 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

I used to love to watch the jellyfish - and to search for starfish in the shallows.

Lovely photos - thanks for sharing.

lynnekovan.com said...

They're lovely. Funny how they just look like rather disgusting lumps of matter on the beach, but so elegant when in the water. Really enjoying your blog!

yourgogirl said...

Exquisite. Like a Monet painting.

flandrumhill said...

Anne, these photos are amazing. I so much love the contrast of aqua and rusty brown. They almost look like they were taken in the Caribbean. What a marvelous creature for you to have seen in action (also amazing that you caught it on camera!)

Anne Yarbrough said...

Amy-Lynn at Flandrum Hill has identified this jellyfish as a Lion's Mane. Go to her blog at http://flandrumhill.wordpress.com to see her own lovely jellyfish photos and drawing. We have once again posted on similar topics. Our coincidences make for a connection between Cow Bay and McNutt's Island.

Gerry said...

I've never watched jellyfish up close and personal. They must be mesmerizing. These are fascinating images, but it's the water that draws me. How beautiful it is!