It was a perfect day at the beach today, the last of daylight saving. The beach gave me one gift after another. First, these tiny fish, flicking rapidly through the shallow stream that feeds into the beach lagoon.

Then, feathers everywhere, having dropped from birds just as leaves are getting ready to drop from trees.

The freshness of the waves breaking on rocks down the south end of the beach.

Treasures on the sand, beautifully arranged by Nature’s hand.

And finally, kelp for my garden. I untangled a good sized hank from this bundle, and dragged it home, feeling happy and lucky to have been able to get out to the coast for this special day.