After the onslaught of winter storms with days and days of rain, the uplift of sunshine was almost too brilliant for eyes that had gotten accustomed to the clouds of grey. And we could not believe our eyes that, except for two birders with a scope who were there for a quick check on the nesting Peregrin Falcons, all afternoon we were the only people at Kehoe Beach.
These jellyfish and sea-creatures made with mica are part of her latest art exploration.The filigree of the patterns were rasterized then cut on a laser cutting machine.
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From a distance it looked as if there was no plastic on the beach but, since we are both slueths extraordinare, in just a few hours, we had collected three bags full. All the regular stuff was there including 15 shotgun wads. Now, thanks to the activist folks at Surfrider SF we have a place to post our ubquitous finds on their Shotgun Wad Watcher. Surfers are awesome folks who care deeply about the health of the ocean. They are keeping a tally of plastic hunting detritus with the idea that just showing the quantity will prompt action to change the composition of wads from plastic to biodegradable.
Kehoe Beach is a field study destination for geology classes who are interested in viewing the Laird Sandstone and monumental events that gave shape to the cliffs and the coast. Slaking off the cliffs are microscopic skeletons of diatoms and single-celled plankton that once floated in the sea. And who doesn't love to see the effects of the San Andreas Fault where the tectonic plates smash one against another. To find a Tricertops in these here strata would be rare indeed but finding this diminuative Dino made geologic history.
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