Christmas Star(fish)

Who knew that starfish could such a dazzling bright orange?! Pinkish purple! I captured these photos (plus a dozen more) just outside Bodega Bay, while traveling up the coast on Christmas Eve’s eve. I only included three photos here (more than that and the page would take forever to load).

Creating smaller .jpgs for the website also somewhat dulled the magnificent colors on these beauties.

I found a starfish washed up on shore when I entered this bay and picked it up. It was soft and prickly, obviously still alive. I named it, “Starry.” I know, I know. Not very original.

I took it to a rock in a tidal pool and within about seven minutes, it was completely attached. Yay! Starry lives!

I wonder if he still thinks of me.



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