A recent visit to the beach below our house proved to be an afternoon of
marvelous and mysterious discoveries that had us asking many questions!
The tide was low and the sea water (according to my son) was warmer than normal ....marvelous!
But then he finds this lying on the beach! What is it and why is it left unprotected on the open beach? It's a large egg, about 3.5" long and slightly speckled with brown. Hmmmn ....mysterious!
This fallen tree is perfect for climbing...oh about 8' in the air over the rocky beach. Right about the height that Mama's heart starts to flip flop ....marvelous!
Wow, look at the all the boats in the bay! Boy that black one looks odd, we've never seen a completely black boat before. I wonder if it's a pirate ship!? Is that a canon on the side!? Are pirates real Mama, do we have them in Canada?....mysterious!
Oh! wait we recognize that familiar buzzing sound! It's a female Anna's Hummingbird and now she's resting on the branch of the arbutus tree! ....marvelous!
What's this?...money on the beach? We don't ever find sand dollars on our shores, so how did they get here? ...mysterious!
Oh and look...are these the parents of that egg that we found on the beach? (we do believe it to be a Canada Goose egg) We put the egg exactly where my son found it so hopefully they will be reunited so they can raise their baby ....mysterious!
And finally when we returned home there were 4 bald eagles circling above our home. They were too young to have their white heads so it took me a few minutes with our identification guide to figure out what they could be! ....marvelous!
This day was certainly full of things to marvel at and wonder about.
I always find that we learn more when we get absorbed
in the mystery of nature.
May you find many things that peak your interest in the same ways.
~ joey ~