Tuesday, August 9, 2011

phosphorescence...

on saturday night o and i went for a walk by the ocean.  we walked out on the pier near my parents' house just as the sky grew dark.  once we were on the float i saw some sparkling specks as the water lapped the edge.  i put my hand in the water and sure enough there was phosphorescence...little glowing algae in the ocean.

it reminded me of this andrew wyeth painting called night hauling...

phosphorescence feels like magic...and like little swimming fireflies!

photo credit and another photo credit

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