Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Sea



I have been longing for the ocean, so I thought I would post a few photos of one of my favorite things...seaweed.  I'm not sure what I find so intriguing and beautiful about these plants from the sea, maybe its that they appear so strange when compared with plants grown in soil....they seem so mysterious and almost alien, as if maybe they came from somewhere out in the cosmos.  Just one of the many beautiful treasures from the ocean.

22 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Not only are they amazing to look at they are also loaded with nutrients...lately I have been taking plant based calcium (from Iceland) that is from sea plants.

krakenmosaics.com said...

I love this stuff too! I've never seen seaweed like this on the East Coast or the Gulf of Mexico beaches but I found some amazing stuff like this in San Diego. It does look alien - like a floating world.

Outside The Lines said...

Mary Ann...yes, I forgot about the nutrients contained in seaweed, and I think many Japanese dishes use seaweed.

Eve...I guess this is the west coast kind of seaweed....this seaweed was from San Simeon, just south of Big Sur, and I have seen it all along the west coast.

La Dolce Vita said...

ooh I miss the ocean too, thanks for this and agree, those plants are fascinating!!

Leslie said...

This seaweed is much different from what we get on the East Coast, and it's fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

Outside The Lines said...

Caterina...glad you enjoy seaweed as well and thanks for visiting.

Leslie...I shall have to make it a point to visit the east coast to see what the seaweed looks like...sigh...hopefully someday I'll get there.

grrl + dog said...

did my beachpost make you want to go?
I know a lady who used seaweed to weave with.

Was a bit stinky, but the effect was gorgeous.

Don said...

We could feed the planet with that stuff. Beautiful and mysterious.

Outside The Lines said...

Denise...Yes your beach post inspired me and wow....using seaweed to weave sounds so cool, I would love to see it...

Don...yes, we can feed the planet, and it is so mysterious and beautiful, you got that right....

Mindful Musings said...

great photos! I miss the sea too, but I'm going back home to my seaside town tomorrow. Yippee!!! (It's great as a fertilizer on gardens ... but you have to wash the salt off first)

Outside The Lines said...

Great Jane...glad to hear you are off to the sea side! Fertilizer...it makes sense....never thought of it though!

ArtPropelled said...

It is so unusual. I can almost smell it!

Outside The Lines said...

Robyn....funny, when we were kids playing on the beach, we were almost afraid of the seaweed....

layers said...

I also love the ocean/sea and whatever comes out and lands on the beach-- weathered driftwood, rocks, seaweed which can be so textured.

Outside The Lines said...

Donna...I always enjoy your photos and all your collections from nature!

NuminosityBeads said...

Thanks for your comment about my transfers on La Dolce Vita. It's funny to see this post now because I was just going through my photos and printed up a bunch of close-ups from beaches in Maine and was going to do some image transfer with them. They remind me of what you have here. Consider me a new follower!

Kim

not sure if I posted twice- you can delete this one if I did.

mise said...

Your photos remind me that, as a child, I used to trampoline on the great bales of seaweed sitting by the shore waiting for the lorries to come and start them on their journey to Japan. There was nothing like them for smell and fun and bounciness.

Outside The Lines said...

Kim...thanks for your comments and for your visit!

Mise...Using seaweed for a trampoline....now that sounds like a great adventure!

lynnbridge said...

It IS alien- we can't breathe where this stuff grows! Makes me want to learn to dive.

Outside The Lines said...

Lynn...yes, alien....kind of reminds me of the alien from the movie "Alien"....

AmyK said...

Aren't they funny little things? I've never seen so much of it, though.

Outside The Lines said...

AmyK...thanks for your comments, and for stopping by!