Eelgrass with crab
This is the 4th day of just us and the boys. We will be looking for their parents tomorrow eve!! Altho they are having a great time - Grampa H is sort of running thin on patience (especially with Oskar who is 6 and has a problem following directions, one of those kids who attract disasters- today his whole leg fell thru a crack between 2 sections of dock, right after he was warned to watch it.... :-) ) So the guys and I had a talk last night to see if there was anything we could do about that. Their suggestions were: bring lots of presents to him in bed in the morning and sing happy birthday (it?s not his birthday) or give him a 24 hour break from them (not sure how we?d do that....) No choices included behavior modification.
We are getting a bit worn out (!) so I needed to blip something different! It was much less windy today so NIklas went kayaking and I brought the camera in the little rowboat. Kind of liked this image of the crab eating goodies from the eelgrass. Eelgrass is not really a grass or a seaweed: it is a perennial plant (angiosperm) that grows in sandy or muddy substrates in shallow clear water along shorelines - our beaches have lots of this important plant which belongs to a very diverse ecosystem that among other things provide vital habitat for fish, sea stars, sea anemones, nudibranchs, crabs, clams, snails and tiny crustaceans. This rockcrab seems to be getting something to eat!
And Happy Birthday to Canada today - I think 144 years! The rest of our family, including cousins Tatum and Fiona, who will be welcomed with open arms by the guys, are coming tomorrow and will be here through the 4th to wish the US a happy birthday!
The party continues...........