Peace

Between the grand jury’s decision not to indict in the Eric Garner case, Art Child being sick, looking at a half written short story with no new words coming to me, and debating whether or not to participate in #pitmad on Twitter today, I’m having a hard time gathering coherent thoughts.  While I try to do so, I’m staring into the tank, and figured I’d share some photos.  Invertebrates–not the prettiest, but some of the most fascinating creatures that live on reefs.

Blood red fire shrimp

Blood red fire shrimp

Nassarius snail. These guys live in the sand, popping up when they smell food.

Nassarius snail. These guys live in the sand, popping up when they smell food.

Conch buried in the sand, proboscis and eye stalks making sure he isn't missing anything.

Conch buried in the sand, proboscis and eye stalks making sure he isn’t missing anything.

Did someone mention food? Emerald crab.

Did someone mention food? Emerald crab.

Spiny star astraea, working hard to clean the glass.

Spiny star astraea, working hard to clean the glass.

Conch cruising along, eating diatom algae off the sandbed

Conch cruising along, eating diatom algae off the sandbed

Red legged hermit, lived through the cycle

Red legged hermit, lived through the cycle

Emerald again, searching for bubble algae to eat

Emerald again, searching for bubble algae to eat

Conch and another nassarius, working to clean the same patch of sand.

Conch and another nassarius, working to clean the same patch of sand.

Yup, this is about all I’ve got in me today.

7 comments

  1. I, on the other hand, see beauty in those little guys, and in the life they are living. They count on their needs being met. You make that happen. In return, you get to watch. Synergy, Mrs Fringe. How perfect is that?

    Enjoy. The other stuff can wait.

    xoxo kk

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