This is where I’ll watch the parade on Thanksgiving Day. Not the Macy’s Parade in NYC, but along my main street – Highway One in Big Sur.
I’ll stand on these cliffs near my home and see (or imagine) a magnificent parade of marine plants and animals.
H – Holdfast, Hydromedusa
A – Anemone, Avocet
P – Plover, Pisaster
P – Puffin, Pelican, Phytoplankton
Y – Yarrow, Yellowtail, Yellowlegs (Greater and Lesser)
T – Tern, Turbot, Tuna
H – Halibut, Hydrocoral
A – Anchovy, Abyss, Algae
N – Nudibranch, Notochords, Nematocysts
K – Kelp, Killdeer, Krill
S – Salmon, Sunfish, Sea Star, Sculpin, Senorita, Shrimp, Salp
G – Great White Shark, Gastropod
I – Invertebrates, Isopod
V – Vertebrates, Valella Valella, Vulture
I – Ichthyologist, Intertidal
N – Naturalist, Neurotoxins
G – Garibaldi, Gull, Gill
I join with our pelagic cousins to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
So much to be thankful for. (Check out <thankyouocean.org>)
I post these Wednesday ocean devotionals here and at www.bluetheologytideings.blogspot.com. This has been my Thanksgiving
post for many years.Thanks Steve Lonhardt from <sanctuarysimon.org> for the great photo. An amazing free library of ocean photos, thanks to NOAA.