I love the ocean with a depth I cannot fathom. Oh and my puppy too! Sanibel Island, FL
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.— John Muir quote, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (via cosmic-rebirth)
These amazing underwater “crop circles” are the result of a species of pufferfish. The males create these large, intricate designs in the seabed with their fins to attract potential mates. The females inspect the finished design and decide if they wish to mate with the male from there. The female will lay her eggs in the center of the circles, and the male will then fertilize and guard the eggs.
Previously, the circles were of unknown origin, and remained a mystery for several years until it was discovered that these little guys were responsible for the beautiful designs.
Decided to stop in at this ranch for the night right by the North Cascades. And oh my goodness, it is heaven! Horses all around, ivy and flowers, new hiking friends, wildlife everywhere, right in the middle of nowhere with insane views. So much loveliness.