This is some of the exposed rock that is under the water during higher tide. Not sure, but I think those are mussels? And snails.
Yes, I couldn't help it, another lighthouse picture. But I love them! And, being landlocked, I rarely get to see them. Plus, I felt all clever and stuff because I got that awesome reflection of the lighthouse in the photo. Come on, you know that makes me awesome!
Can you find the crab among the mussels (or clams or oysters or whatever the heck they are)? I had to stalk him forever to get this photo. He was tucked into a tiny crevasse in the rocks, and would climb underneath the shells around him every time I moved.
How about this guy? He was also in a crevasse. Sneaky little things!
Sea urchins! They're so...purple!
Starfish. There were a ton all together in this particular puddle, all groovy and...starry.
Look, another reflection photo! I awe myself! Okay, not really.
This is a sea anemone, but it is all closed up, so the little wavy tentacles are tucked up inside. It seems to have taken on a little snail hitchhiker, and I wonder how comfortable all those shell fragments are? Ouch.
Now for the links!
The What I Did Last Summer Blog Hop is being hosted by Emily R. King and Melodie Wright. Participants will be posting one true summer story and one fictional summer story, and then you guess who's right! Sounds fun.
The What If Blog Fest is currently going on this week (you can participate through Friday). Hosted by Morgan, Cassie, Leigh and Clark, this one has you re-tooling a fairy tale in one of four categories: Best Plot Twist, Best Love Story, Best Tragedy or Best Comic Relief.
Today is the last day for the Unforgettable Blog Fest, run by Siv Maria of Been There, Done That. Tell us about an unforgettable person, place or thing that has stuck with you.
Unicorn Bell is hosting the School's In Query Contest. If you have a completed manuscript, this is a great way to get it read and possibly get a request for more pages.
Random Fun/Interesting Stuff-
Want to know who the Top Grossing Authors are, along with how much they make? Click on this Forbes link and find out.
WriteOnCon, the free, online writer's conference, is back on. They have a lot of great guests and experts.
Dan Pearce, of Single Dad Laughing blog fame, posted How to Update the Facebook Thumbnail & Description for Your Blog Posts, which some may find helpful.
Open for Submissions-
Damnation Books is accepting novel submissions, but not short story submissions. They cover a lot of different genres, including horror, sci-fi, young adult and steampunk. Click on the link for more information.
Ginosko Literary Journal is accepting short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, interviews and more. Click the link for more information.
The Last Goddess Magazine is open for articles. Non-paying market.
Main Street Rag is accepting novella submissions through September 15, any subject.
Mshatch is having The Great Giveaway. Enter to win some great books. Multiple drawings.
That's it for today!
Do you enjoy saying the word "anemone" as much as I do? How about aluminum (aluminium)? Anything to share? Ever been to a tide pool at low tide?
May you find your Muse.