This is a third photo from Trinidad State Beach in Humbolt county, the first one being this starfish and the second this lighthouse. What a surprise to drive up to this state beach, walk out to a few clusters of rocks and then ecstatically gasp over the multitude of sea anemones and starfish. Tidepools have always fascinated me. They are eco-systems whose existence depends on cycles of feast and famine, the high tide that brings water and a low tide that often takes it away, unless a rock support system helps trap in a pool. Anemones remind me of 3 ideas. One, to always have a rock for support. Two, during a state of abundance open up to the flow. Three, when the ebb is temporarily absent, hold on tight to your rock and keep faith that the tide will come.