Monday, 17 January 2011

Stone #14

A glut of shellfish marooned by the tide: fattened seagulls, too full to fly.

[There isn't supposed to be a theme of dead things being eaten by birds developing here! It's just that being very tired of getting wet and muddy, the faithful dog and I decided to decamp to Ainsdale beach... It was a very beautiful morning, dead sea-creatures aside!]


  1. Well, whether or not you're developing a theme of dead-things-being-eaten, I think this is a brilliant little stone. Really--so descriptive and suggestive and full, and so beautifully spare at the same time. Just lovely.

  2. I can see the seagulls - this stone made me smile. Shame about the poor shellfish though. Great image.

  3. This has a lovely lyrical feel to it. Like it. Although I'm trying not to think about those poor shellfish.

    Kat :-)

  4. I just couldn't get over the sheer volume of shellfish, starfish and jellyfish left high and dry. I don't know if it was a special tide or something... we don't drive over to the beach very often, so not sure if it's a daily carnage...


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