Monday, December 29, 2008

Low Tide


Flying Benjy, our Oracle guest blogger will be here on January 1st to wish you all the best for 2009.

If you have questions about the year to come, Benjy is the one to ask.

35 comments:

willow said...

Oh, wow! These are fabulous shots! Magical colors.

Candace said...

Wow! Your starfish shot should be in a "How Many Starfish Are There?" contest.

Where did you manage to find so many starfish in one place? Or did they slowly find you?

Rusty and I are impressed.

As for Benjy, I should have known that he could fly in addition to playing a mean game of soccer!

Rina said...

jaja que lindo se ve benjy volando! sus orejas son geniales...
Te deseo un muy feliz año, muchos cariños desde buenos aires

Edi Style said...

To marvelous. Happy New Year!!!

Mary-Laure said...

CANDACE - the tide was very low and there were clusters of starfish all over the rocks.
With ears like Benjy's of course he can fly. They are his wings.
But unlike your Tess, he really isn't part fish, and says comfortably away from the waves...

RINA - gracias! A ti tambien te mando un abrazo par el año 2009...

A World in a PAN said...

Beautiful shots of the Pacific Ocean low tide. It reminds me of Bar Harbor, when the sea retreated and we went to get mussles for lunch, or the beaches of Mombassa with the many treasures caught in teh sand in the rush of the low tide. And of course, I love the shot of Little-Benjy enjoying as none coud have suspected his new life by the seashore.

yiqin; said...

Wow, so well taken! Beautiful. Happy holidays! :)

Hey Harriet said...

Wheeeeeeeee! Look at Benjy go! Too cute! I'll start compiling a list of questions for the super-soaring Benjy ;D

High Desert Diva said...

I'll be looking forward to Benjy's post!

mansuetude said...

Its SO nice to see the mussels, very New England coastline... and Benjy, yes, he has already given those Lakers an unfair advantage...they should change their names to the Oracles.

Happy (naughty but nice) New Year to you and Benjy.

Spangler Cummings said...

Well, this answers my question as to what Benjy would do when a wave came in. Love ya' S

sealaura said...

LOVE these pictures! Especially of Benjy, he is definitely enjoying the beach. Norman is also not a fan of the water. Can't wait to read what Benjy has to say on Jan 1. ¡Feliz año nuevo!

Candace said...

I still can't get over the shot that you took of the starfish. I don't think that I've ever seen quite that many in one place while tidepooling at Paradise Cove. Maybe I've just been too busy taking pictures of Tess.

M-L, quite seriously, you might consider submitting your starfish photo to National Geographic's Your Shot for possible publication in either their magazine or as a possible candidate for their online Daily Dozen.

I'm already looking forward to seeing you again!

Oh, yes... and you, too, Sir Oracle!

sølvi said...

I love your photographs. It reminds me of summer on the little island where I live......but now it's winter...and really cold. Happy new years to you....and I love your blog.

Mary-Laure said...

MANSUETUDE - yes, thanks to Benjy's input the Lakers are having a great season...
I like your idea to rename them The Oracles as a tribute to my pooch.

SEALAURA - it's funny how some dogs can't wait to get into the water while others shy away from it.
Feliz año nuevo a ti tambien!

CANDACE - oh, I think you're really over-rating my pictures...
Benjy and I are looking forward to seeing you and dear Tess.

SOLVI - I'd love to hear more about the island where you live. I hope there are pictures of it on your blog, which I'm going to check out ASAP...

Gabbi said...

Benji is adorable and your photographs are beautiful....

But here's what I really want to know: Sir Benji, the ever powerful oracle, do you think George and I will have a good year in 2010?? :)

Gabbi said...

Just realized, did I ask too soon? :) Was I supposed to wait till the 1st?

The Seeker said...

OMG those are too beautiful pictures.

Have a Happy New Year!!

xoxo

artycho said...

Oh great the oracle is back!
Your pictures are beautiful! and those of your Christmas memories too! Happy new year dear Mary-Laure!

Sam said...

What gorgeous photos! Those starfish are magic! I love your earlier post too about Vanity Fair! I'm a Vanity Fair addict!! I can't get enough of that racy mag full of scandal, Hollywood gossip, fashion and mogul news!!

Candace said...

M-L: CANDACE - oh, I think you're really over-rating my pictures...

I'll agree to leave that determination to your blog readers. I will point out, however, that it's not just the picture; it's also the subject matter, the composition, the lighting and, and....

Regardless of what National Geographic thinks or does not think, your starfish picture made the top of my personal daily dozen list for that particular day, and perhaps even for this particular month.

So, please don't be surprised when I ask you for a signed, limited edition print of the starfish photo from this post that I can hang on my wall and enjoy along with the rest of my ocean-themed photos.

Sam summed your photo up correctly: "Those starfish are magic!"

J Elaine said...

That photo of Benjy just screams FFRREEDDOOMM!
I love it so much. Fly little Benjy, Fly!!

Mary-Laure said...

GABBI - Benjy will get back to you on Jan 1st... Questions can be submitted any time.

SAM - Truth be told, I never bought VF in my life. Maybe I'll give it a try.

CANDACE - you're just really too sweet and kind, as always!

JEN - I'm glad you like that pic of Benjy. I'm sure he'd like to fly to you, "Doll"... We miss you tons!!!

Gabbi said...

ok! :) could you please tell him i meant 2009 not 2010? i keep doing that (such a dork)... mostly because of work, we work so much ahead of time at the courts that i forget what month and year i'm in (so sad).

have a happy happy new year...xxoo

Francesca Righi said...

Ciao Mary-Laure,
si, ho mangiato il pannettone e tanta frutta secca (noci, castagne, datteri)
I hope you had a lovely Christmas! these pictures are wonderful!
I really love the starfish, and the colours :)))
Buon Anno e a presto!
xxx

the traveler's soul said...

J'ai revé l'autre soir d'îles plus vertes que le songe et les navigateurs descendent en quête d'une eau bleue. Ils voient c'est le reflux, le lit refait des arbres ruisselants. La mer arborescente y laisse s'enlisant ses pures empreintes capillaires comme de grandes palmes suppliciées, de grandes filles extasiées quelle couche en larmes dans leurs pagnes et dans leurs tresses dénouées. (extrait d’Amers de Saint John Perse)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I can smell the salt.

karina Manghi said...

Great photos!
Feliz año nuevo!

Mary-Laure said...

TRAVELER'SOUL - thanks for this beautiful poem. St John Perse is a genius indeed.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wishing you & your family the sweetest 2009! forgive me if that 'fur' post might have upset you a little! SMILES&KISSES*

heidi said...

that starfish pic is exquisite! Happy New Year! xxooh

Quallaline said...

Joeyux Noel MarieLaure

Mary-Laure said...

LENORENEVERMORE - no hard feelings... I try to spread awareness...
Happy 2009 to you too!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous starfish. And go, Benjy, go! Happy New Year!

Roxana said...

superbe pictures of the sea magic!

happy new year :-)