Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seaweed

ABC this week is bought to you by the letter S


Living on an island I am surrounded by S's. Everything from sea to seagulls to saltwater to sailboats....even my favourite pub is s The Swan, which of course leads me nicely onto the non alcoholic swans of the bird variety around these parts as another S. Anything of course could be a shadow shot, fail safe sunrise and sunset I always have waiting to upload for rainy days, but I went with this arty farty little seaweed image. Quite monstrous looking thing it is too! I went with black and white for the textures and a close up on the more hideous aspects. Not exactly the prettiest image, but this is what we really get washed up on our shores, along with all manner of crap from buckets to bicycle wheels. Some days the whole beach seemed to be covered in this stuff above until the tide washes it back out again. Yuk! Not a fan. I like my beaches seaweed free and walkable for dogs without getting snarled up in the alien looking stuff.


Smoaghan is a Manx word for seaweed and though there are more, many more that is the only one beginning with S. I can think of a very foul English word for the stuff which I shall refrain from typing though!


For other s's around the world click here

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I love all your S words for the S Day -- even the bad one that comes in so handy and is so expressive just when you need it!! Hope your week is going well! Drink one for me at The Swan!!

Sylvia

Babooshka said...

Oh I will Sylvia, many down the Swan later this week. I've even created a special page for the Swan now on Facebook!

RuneE said...

Smoaghan seems bad enough - I can "feel" it and "smell" it.

photowannabe said...

Well, I do like your arty farty seaweed shot. Great conglomeration of S words. Fun post.

Babooshka said...

Tangled up in seaweed is fun for the kids but not for me.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Funny stuff seaweed - never been too keen on it - it was interesting being on Jersey recently where they harvest the seaweed off the beaches and spread it on the fields -- apparently that is what makes early Jersey royals taste so delicious.

Gaelyn said...

Certainly an interesting image. Not something I see around here.

Gigi Ann said...

It looks a bit gross, to say the least, maybe to see it up close and personal, it may be lovely. However, in the meantime I will imagine your Artsy Fartsy Seaweed as something beautiful.

Down the hatch...

Ramsey Mom said...

You have taken a break again. Good to see you back on form.

EG Wow said...

But I hear it makes great garden fertilizer! :) (I am backing away slowly, turning...and running!)

Leslie: said...

I'll never forget my first attempt at water skiing - I looked down and saw seaweed and that's what kept me up! The fear of getting tangled it it all. :D

Linda said...

I love the photo of seaweed. It looks so entangled and ready to tangle anything that comes too close. Also enjoyed learning a new word for seaweed.

Linda

ABC Wednesday Team

Roger Owen Green said...

great pic - not inherently beautiful, I suppose, but you shot it well.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Babooshka said...

Roger I agree, not at all beautiful, but interesting to photograph.

Y. Ikeda said...

Turning into B&W is a great idea. I guess Japanese is the best consumer of "S"eaweed and other sea foods!
Have a wonderful day.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lots of great S's but the seaweed picture is pretty sorrowful.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Babooshka! I've heard that seaweed is very wholesome! In Japan it is eaten and it has a great taste!
Thanks for your visit! You are right blogging is educational: I learned a lot from you, among other things about the Vikings and the Celts

Cezar and Léia said...

I think you are very lucky, I would love to live near the sea!:)
Hugs
Léia

D said...

I'd like to discuss this photograph with you. How do we do that? Arty!

brattcat said...

You've definitely photographed this in a way that conveys your feelings about it. Fascinating. I wonder how different the image would seem if you were a huge fan of seaweed.

Mo said...

Scary monster my imagination is getting very carried away looking at this image.

Chuck Pefley said...

Swans and seaweed ... salt sea and steel bridges ... shops and stores ... the letter S plays such a big role in our lives ... and so very glad you didn't succumb that that other non-sensuous "S" word -:)

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