Monday, January 08, 2007

The tree is down and the furniture back to its original positions.The weather is puzzling and it's amazing what a few degrees in temperature can do. Winter here seems to be postponed but im ok with that one. Yesterday,my granddaughter and i drove to the lighthouse here just to observe the waves crashing on the landwash. I had plenty of company because quite a few more residents from the community also came to view natures show.Words from "The Ode" came to mind.

When blinding storm gusts fret thy shore,
And wild waves lash thy strand,
Thro' sprindrift swirl and tempest roar,
We love thee, wind-swept land,
We love thee, we love thee,
We love thee, wind-swept land.

Of course i didn't attempt to sing it but hummed it a little.My granddaughter started humming also but had no idea what it was. She's four,she'll learn soon.I know,because im going to be teaching her! Wind swepted land indeed and only a resident can sit in a car on a cold January day watching waves crash against the landwash and truly appreciate it. For some reason when the Southwest winds churn the water here in Cape Ray we witness a red seaweed pile high in our coves. One in particular seems to get the bulk of it.We refer to it as "Willy Walls Cove." William Wall use to be one of our local lighthouse keepers and for some reason unknown to me the gentleman got a cove named after him. Few landmarks here in the community also carry the names of residents who have passed on. Some are obvious while others are not. Maybe someday i'll have a rock or patch of blueberry ground called after me.OK,my minds wandering again,back to the real world if such a thing exists? My question i wanted to ask.Anyone know the name of this red seaweed that washes up on our beach here?


JC Williams said...


A common red seaweed with over twenty species found on Cornish Shores.

Individual species are difficult to tell apart. The most common is ceramium rubrum. It is found growing on both seaweeds and rock surfaces.

The fine filaments grow dictomously, that is every time they subdivide into two equal branches.

If you look closely the filaments are cross banded with light and dark red bands.
Not sure if this is the one here is a site that may help.

Table Mountains said...

just might be! we usually get this type piling in our coves from november to april. im wondering if it would make garden fertilizer? might be a small local industry if it could. it only rots and is consumed again by the sea.