MY HEAD TENDS TO be in the clouds when I explore local areas such as Crescent Beach in Surrey, BC. But that is not often the case for one blogger I met for the first time in person last Wednesday. Susannah from Wanderin' Weeta (With Waterfowl and Weeds), with her constant companion, Laurie, usually keeps her focus closer to the ground.
Susannah is the Sherlock Holmes of the natural world, uncovering the minute details of creatures normally undetected beneath the surface of daily life.
Her signature sandals seemed unscathed as we made our way to investigate the rocky and soggy shore during low tide at Boundary Bay.
There were mysteries to unravel beneath the slippery seaweed tangled along the spongy beach floor.
We sidestepped puddles and pools along our way trying not to trip.
This teeny sea creature at the palm of the hand has a technical name that Susannah would know. But to me (click on photo for detail) it looked like a miniature baby seal coming out of the shell.
Blue skies and cloud reflections played where the water gathered.
We spied a bridge over a moat to a sandcastle abandoned by children.
This monster cat was positioned to pounce.
A giant crab was overseeing rows of clam shells.
The scene reminded me of an army about to defend its kingdom.
With sand digging into our heels and photographs to ponder later, we took a new path in search of refreshment.
Clouds spilled on the wall of one local restaurant.
Along the side of another building ...
big "dinosaur" tree branches crept over the painted cement wall.
We stopped at Sunflower Cafe to find it was about to close for the day.
I peeked in to see Canuck t-shirts were for sale. Little did I know a riot would ensue that evening in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup hockey game.
My greeting cards for sale on the shelf were a little disheveled. It was nice to see they were being looked at now and again amid the jams and teapots.
We went to Esquires Coffee House down the road for tea and treats and chatted about our passions as bloggers and photographers. Thanks to the curious minds and joyful energy of the "Wanderin' Weeta" duo, it was an enriching experience "puddling" on a breezy afternoon at Crescent Beach.
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