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 The other day I was down at the beach at low tide.

I’d been talking to seaweed and jellyfish
When I saw him half submerged in the rocks.

Well, not so much submerged as laying there with a mouth full of sand.

Washed up on the beach

So I went over and introduced myself

And asked if he wanted a hand.

So I went over an introduced myself

 I wish I could spell the sound of a shell spitting sand from it’s mouth.
I gave him a shake and he was clearing his throat.

finding-shell3-pst

He coughed and he sputtered and was about to say thanks

when

Oooops!

Ooops

I wish I could spell the sound of a shell hitting sand.  I didn’t mean to drop him.

Slippery little sand feller.

I’m so sorry!

Let’s just a sit a minute.

Ahhhh.

Warm sand. The sound of soft ocean waves.

Shhhh.

There now. That’s better.

Let's just sit a minute

So once we had rested a bit, I suggested we go.

Let me take you up to the stairs
where we can see more of the sights.

Let's go up to the stairs

I know. It’s a great view from here.

Yeah, I come here a lot. I love these old steps.

Tomorrow I’ll introduce you to my friends.

We’re going to have such a good time…

 

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Curious equine

A curious equine
leans down to sniff

Hey horse, come over hereHey, horsey
Come see me

What's your name?

What’s your name?

He tried to eat my hand

A second later, this one bit my hand!
I’m done.

I'm gonna explore

I’m gonna explore

Hi little mushrooms

Hi little mushrooms

Do you see the four-leaf clover?

Can you see spot a four-leaf clover?

Silly rooster

Rooster wants to play lookout

He's comin to get me

He’s comin’ to get me
Tough little bugger

Pretty feathers

Pretty preener
(Kristie, this one’s for you!)

Out back of the barn

Out back of the barn there’s this
old worn down lean-to

I have to go see

I have to go see

Magical blossoms

Magical blossoms
A moth a’lit there a moment ago

Balance beam angles

Balance beam angles

Blue beams

I love these blue beams

Walking toward the barn

Wobbley balance beam to the barn

Emerald green pastures

Emerald green pastures
sploch splish splooooch

Another pasture fence

Can I balance around the bend?

The answer to the previous question.

No.

Guess it’s time to go home.

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GreetingsGreetings, viewers (said in a whisper). Thanks for tuning in to our show.
Today we’re going to take you on an adventure into the driftwood caves
of West Seattle  in search of the elusive sand crab.
I’m in costume so that when we find one, it won’t be startled.
And my producer and I thought it was really just more fun.

Driftwood cave spelunkingFollow me and my camera crew as we enter this old log.

Deeper still into the driftwoodDo you see that mist? Legend has it that the older driftwood caves
exhale a vapor rich in iodine, which these sand-crabs need for breeding.

Getting darkerIt’s getting colder as we go deeper. Do you hear the crab’s melodic whistle?
It’s very faint, but those of us with trained hearing know what to listen for.

Squeeze around this bendWe have to squeeze sideways through this cave to get into the next room.
We’re getting closer. I can feel it.

Almost there...the last cave roomQuiet now. We’re almost there.
Dave, are you getting this on camera?
Here, shine your light over here!

Found one!We found one!

And there you have it!There you have it, folks! We have to cut to commercial now,
but I’m going to sit and chat with our new friend awhile.

We hope you enjoyed today’s show.
See you next week as we explore the…

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