Still waters

I am lucky; in fiveteen minutes I can walk to some of the most beautiful stretches of Cornish coast. Sometimes simply staring out to sea helps with wider contemplation, it opens the mind. Other times, I find I can loose myself in the alternative universe that exists in the rock pools. I really recommend rock pooling. It is totally absorbing. The more you look, the more you see. The delicate and unique balance between the organisms in each pool reminds us of the importance of connectivity and inter-dependance for all life. Take the snakelocks anenomes in the picture above. They are given their green colour by the tiny algae living within their cells. Life supporting life.

If you can’t physically get to a rock pool – why not find out more about the fascinating animals and plants that inhabit them online. I especially love Heather Buttivant’s website and blog – cornishrockpools.com

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