Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spiny Lobster

We got to see one of these beautiful creatures while in the Florida Keys. We were snorkling at John Pennecamp State park. This state park is home to the largest coral reef in the continuous United States. It was hiding beneath a shelf of coral and pulled itself into the cave as we came near. That trip to the reef was Chris's first time on a coral reef, but not the first time snorkling.
We saw several things that day, not the least of which was a Carribean Gray Reef Shark. It came to us out of the gloom of the dusky evening, eyeing us warily and deciding we were too big to eat. I wanted to follow him as he silently swam along the edge of the coral, but my husband of several decades did not wish to pursue this denizen of the deep. He likes to tell people that I tried to feed him to a shark. (never mind that it was only about 3 feet long!)This painting catches me up again! Number 48 in the 100 days~100 paintings
Spiny Lobster 20 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

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