Thanks for all the prayers, folks! We did escape the latest hurricane (Olivia) with just some rain and winds and surf. Which hadn't dissipated today, when I got in the water for my first swim since all that "unpleasantness."
So I got in at about 7:50 a.m. and got out about 30 minutes later! Needless to day, that isn't my usual, but I was happy to get in and to find one octopus. Considering the condition of the water and surf, I was very lucky to see one.
See what I mean? The good thing is that it was, I think, a regular octopus, returned to its former home. I had not seen this one for a few swims, so I worried that it had moved or been eaten. Thank God, apparently not.
All the little white lines are sand and other stuff flowing past the octo-den. Welcome back, little one!
This is a shot of a broken drupe shell. Isn't that purple lovely? I like to imagine what broke the shells, when I see them broken. Must have had some teeth, as that shell isn't thin.
And this is why I got out! I popped up to see if anyone had joined me in the kiddie pond, and saw this threatening cloud. I hadn't heard about any thunderstorms headed our way, but knew I didn't want to hear one first, while still in the water. So I swam back over and got out. Very glad I saw an octopus. They always make my day. Of course, as usual, I second guessed my decision later, when the sun took over again. Ah well. God willing, I'll have more chances.