Mazzaella splendens is one of those red seaweeds known for the looks it throws your way. Its iridescence isn’t a given, but when things fall into place, rainbow leaf, as it is sometimes known, lights up the low intertidal.

Cut off from the shore, I’m grateful for simple pleasures past.

Simplicity

Addendum: There couldn’t be a bigger mismatch between Mazzaella‘s beautiful blades and what’s going on in the real, human world. I was not able to finish this post until I dreamt:

There I was, in the stands at a packed Major League ballpark. A day game. “Curveball!” I exclaimed aloud, letting my my eyes rise to follow a sky-high pop up. When they drifted back down, I startled myself when I noticed, on my lap, Druehl and Clarkston’s Pacific Seaweeds. The incongruity was so jarring it woke me.

15 thoughts

    1. Oh yeah, John. I was looking forward to a game or two this season. Mariners and Giants are my teams. If I’m lucky I get to a game or two in Seattle and San Francisco.

    1. What a dream, I know! I’ve been feeling like anything I might have to share is tone deaf in light of the corona virus. It’s an eternal struggle, not restricted to just the current virus, but that amplifies it.

  1. What a combination… baseball and seaweed! I’ll take your dream to mean we’ll eventually get back to something resembling normal! 😀

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