- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
J is for JELLYFISH
It turns out they were dead jellyfish. I've seen pictures of jellyfish in the ocean or in an aquarium and they are always very fascinating to watch as they float and glide through the water. However, upon researching them, I found out that there are several varieties and they don't live very long. At first, I thought these might be "moon jellyfish" but apparently they can be 40 cm in diameter and all the ones I saw were smaller than that. So I pushed on and found another variety called "compass jellyfish" which are about 30 cm in diameter. That seemed more likely to be the variety. I also checked to see if they are found in my area and they are. But beware - even when dead, they can pack a mighty sting!
I think I prefer to watch jellyfish in the aquarium as they float beautifully in the clear water. They're far more appealing than the ones I found decaying on the river's edge.
jolly good work in keeping ABC Wednesday a very popular place to visit each week. Also, thanks to the joyful Denise Nesbitt who created ABC Wednesday many years ago and the jocular group of helpers who jaunt over to the contributors to see what they have journaled for us all.