Monday, April 5, 2010

The Ocean, It's Angry.


So the sun came out of hiding for a few hours the other day (about time, really). We made good use of it by going to the marsh, Fay Slough and the North Jetty area. There were very few birds (uh, spring migration is a little uneventful here, compared to what we're used to in Texas the past few years). My World, Watery Wednesday
It's been so cold lately, highs of no more tan 50 or something. I'm used to warm and sunny springs, so this is a bit of an adjustment for me. (the potential Mississippi move gets points for this: heat). Not that I'm complaining too much, stuff here is still freakishly beautiful.
The crazy waves were out again - they had shrunk a little by the time we checked them out, but still, they were about 22 feet. Crashing hard. The jetty was getting completely annihilated by the waves, pretty cool. Two of these are black and white, but the others aren't. The glare was just that harsh off the water. Little yellow yet-to-be-identified blooms were all over the place in the dunes.
There may have been a lack of birds at the marsh, but no lack of froggers like this little friend below.

44 comments:

Gwendolyn L said...

This pictures really capture the mood. They do look really angry. The flowers are lovely. Thanks for sharing you world.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic post for the day, Jill, as always! Superb captures! Love mono water/surf! And the color and beauty of the flowers and that little froggy guy!! A beautiful world you live in! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

marcia@joyismygoal said...

the waves were so moody as you said and SURprise the color was even fresher because of the lack of it in the previous shots --good Post

Mojo said...

Impressive surf! I don't know what the flowers are either, but they're cool.

Ebie said...

Your angry waves are just like our heavy downpour this early morning!

Nice photos you have shared today, Jill.

Barb said...

I was mesmerized by your turbulent sea, but the yellow bloom brought a smile to my face. Wonderful photography.

NatureFootstep said...

I love this angry waters. IYou capture it perfectly, I can almost hear the roar of the waves. Too bad I don´t live by the ocean. :(

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jill: Neat set of captures, loved the frog in the water.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the contrast between the wild wanes and the gentle blossoms.

Martha Z said...

I wish I could have been there to watch that wild surf.

Photo Cache said...

Oh you captured the waves so well. It's raining out here in the Bay Area again, after a brief sun this early am.

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elvira pajarola said...

Carissima Jill......
Just SUBLIME your angry ocean.....!!!!
..and too sweet the sweet yellow blossoms.....and I send you some warm sunrays from tuscany's sea!
ciao ciao elvira

veredit said...

Angry but but absolutely beautiful!

and the delicacy and freshness of the flowers and the peace and serenity of the frog are a fantastic contrast. They show how beautiful life is.

a wonderful week for you!

isabella

Piyush said...

that sure likes an angry ocean! Nice shots Jill

anthony-samson said...

Lovely set of photo's Jill.. the frog in the swamp is very well captured

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a varying series of pictures! Love the angry sea and the contrast of the yellow flowers. Love the little frog peeking out of the pond.

~ Tracy

noel said...

aloha jill,

what a wonderful day today is visiting your corner of the world and seeing the ocean waves and then spring there, love all the flowers....thanks for showing this to us!

anw said...

I love the froggers!

Al said...

Those wave photos are simply incredible. You captured the waters perfectly. I miss the ocean in all its moods, but you brought it back with this post.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Whoo-hoo, great waves. It is good to see the frogs. The "peepers" have started to sing this weekend up here in New England.

Clytie said...

You are right, those waves do look angry. But your pictures also show power and beauty. Impressive!

The flowers and the froggie are cute as can be - I love the way he's peeking out of the marshy water. He probably thinks he's completely hidden!

Grace and Bradley said...

What a contrast between the calm and beautiful yellow flowers and the B&W waves. Incredible!

lisaschaos said...

Those are quite some waves! Love the yellow flowers, so anxious for some blooming here. :) I have a similar frog photo, lol. Pretty fun, like a where's waldo.

LadyFi said...

Magnificently moody waves! Great shots!

Carolyn Ford said...

I love an ocean with personality! This ocean is a bit ticked, I think! Fabulous captures and the black and white really express the mood...I have never seen these little yellow and white flowers...They are just as beautiful as can be...and, little froggy...those cute little eyes peaking over the surface of the water are adorable. The little pond plants look like little umbrellas...super captures, Jill!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the black and white photos of the sea. I HATE frogs...LOL Another set of lovely photos,

Gill in Canada

Spiderdama said...

Really wonderful! Love the pictures of the sea.

Carver said...

The ocean does look angry but oh so beautiful. I love to watch the ocean when it's like that although I don't want to be on a boat. I've been sailing in angry oceans and it makes me happy to see land.

Marie Höglund said...

Just an awesome post!

Artlover said...

Not play with me today. I´m angry:-) Dramatic and great pictures on these vaves. I like the yellow flowers too.

Tammie Lee said...

fantastic strand of photos. I love seeing the big ocean waves and that yellow flower is gorgeous.

Lisa said...

Great photos. Beautiful contrasts. Enjoy your day.

ρομπερτ said...

Both life providing beautiful photography. One wouldn't be complete without the other. Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Linnea W said...

Amazing how powerful the sea looks. Every time I go to the Pacific, I seem to hit it in one of its tranquil moments and miss out on dramatic scenes like yours. Love the very last shot too. Great colors and textures.

lina@happy family said...

Great captures of the waves. Its monochromatic color makes it so dramatic. I love the flowers color...it's so beautiful.

Vernz said...

woooah, that's so huge a wave .... but fantastic capture ..

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Randi said...

Wow...great captures! The waves are stunning...I can hear the sound...

The Explorer said...

great capture of waves...

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hobbyentusiast said...

You really captured the wawes so well.Its amazing wathcing them when they are moving.A lot of strength in those. Good shots.

J Bar said...

Great crashing waves.
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Hootin' Anni said...

Our angry sea season will be here before we know it...hurricane months ahead. Darn!!

Love the flowers.

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antigoni said...

Amazing photos of mother nature!!!

Judy said...

Wow, those are some big waves. Nice capture of them.

Helena said...

I love the little froggy dude, but those waves are truly amazing!