pixelmama By-the-Wind Sailors

Millions of these jellyfish-like creatures (Velella velella; free-floating hydrozoans); have washed ashore on the west coast from Oregon to Mexico. It is something that happens periodically though usually not to this extent.

It was sad to see them all piled up & drying out on the beach but at the same time, they were also photographically fascinating.
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  •   jan_twoscoopz Like glass! 2d
  •   bal93 Oh my 1d
  •   ainaapel Sad but very beautiful indeed 1d
  •   maisiegirl So stunning. I initially thought this was sea glass. Their translucency and subtle color is lovely. 1d
  •   siliconvalleyhelp Nice shot!! 🏼 1d
  •   lindaonthebeach Nice shot. Your sand is fascinating...Alabama Gulf Coast sand is sugar white and grains are fine. 1d
  •   hmbsurfma I knew you would get the perfect shot. Beautiful19h
  •   pfishee44 What an amazing phenomena! So glad you shared it with us! 7h

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pixelmama Ribbit 3d

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pixelmama *The Wall that Heals* The Vietnam Memorial is devastating in its simplicity. Seeing the endless list of names was chilling and poignant. My cousin Larry Leffew's name is not on that wall. He came home from the war severely damaged; physically and emotionally. He took his own life at the age of 36. An In Memory Plaque was later added to the memorial to honor those who 'later died as a result of their service.' Rest in peace Larry. I will never forget. 5d

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pixelmama Always a treat to see my favorite bridge again! 7d

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pixelmama Ye olde fishin' hole 1w

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pixelmama After a brief storm, there were puddle reflections everywhere ... and the atmosphere was twice as steamy. It's like a swamp here in #baltimore #fellspoint #maryland #VSCOcam #snapseed 2w

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pixelmama Thames Street. Fells Point. Baltimore. Of course he found the puddles to stomp in! It sure is hot & steamy in Maryland! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Eric #Otto 2w

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pixelmama "My life is like a stroll on the beach...as near to the edge as I can go.” — Thoreau 2w

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pixelmama "If he'd let go of my hand right now, I could catch some frogs." That's my daughter! 2w

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pixelmama A surfer's best friend. 2w

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pixelmama Wild Ponies in Motion #Cinematic #Hipstamatic 2w

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pixelmama Abandoned to Nature #Hipstamatic #Florence #BlankoBL4 2w

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pixelmama A seashore tonic. Just what the doctor ordered! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Eric #Otto 3w

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pixelmama “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln 3w

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pixelmama An early morning Mother's Day visit from this momma and her baby ... in our backyard! I think my grandchildren are going to love living in Maryland. Last night, we saw a fox! 3w

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pixelmama Band of Ponies * Happy Mothers Day 3w

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pixelmama Roaming Free 3w

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pixelmama "The wilderness had a clarity that included me" ~ Cheryl Strayed, Wild. I'm reading this book while traveling. It resonates with me. Not to the extent I'd backpack the Pacific Crest Trail all alone, but the thought of finding oneself on the trail, in the wild; that is what I can identify with. 4w

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pixelmama The sun sets. The shadows lengthen. I linger till both dwindle away into darkness. 4w

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