As with Blake, the wonder of nature for me is in the little things – the colour, shapes and diversity of lifeforms. How can we not marvel that a carnivorous sea snail like the dog whelk is able to construct a lovely, conical exoskeleton for its abode*. And once the tide has cast the shell remains onto the shoreline, there is a Whelk-shell jumping spider (Pseudeuophrys obsoleta), just waiting for the chance to claim this available accommodation.
Even shingle is one of nature’s marvels, coloured by local rock minerals and constructed over many hundreds of year in an ongoing give and take of tidal erosion.
AS PART OF THE CHALLENGE RULES, I AM SUPPOSED TO NOMINATE ANOTHER BLOGGER BUT THIS IS THE BIT I DON’T LIKE SO AM JUST HAPPY TO HIGHLIGHT SOMEONE INSTEAD – TAKE A LOOK AT fellow Londoner John Godley: A Life (not)in London – he’s got some Oriental greens in his post today