Monday, August 11, 2008

Atttack of the Starfish!

I used to think of starfish as a pretty and harmless marine creature. I even tried to eat one once (my Mommy was thoroughly disgusted with me when she saw that). But since moving to Alaska, I have changed my mind . . . yes, they are pretty when they are solo. But take hundreds and pile them on top of one another, and you get a something out of a horror film, or at least my horror film.







Mommy, no! Stay away from the rocks!






This is actually one rock on a good day (by good day I mean not too many starfish gathered in one spot)




Awww, aren't they pretty. And they come in such cool colors . . . NOT! They are slimy and they are everywhere!


I swear, one of them almost jumped off the rock to attack the camera. Mommy says I have a vivid imagination; I will let you guys decide for yourselves . . .

14 comments:

Jemima Jones Beck said...

Are they dead or dying or what?
Creepy!
Love,
Jemima Jones Beck

Lex said...

Ew.... :)

The Devil Dog said...

Um, um, ew, we think. Yup, we agree. Yuck!

Roxy

Melissa and Emmitt said...

ewwww! yes, we agree with you and roxy.
m & e

rpm said...

Those are lovely colors...but I wouldn't to eat one!

Nevis said...

Wow...not sure I've ever seen so many in one place!

Clover said...

Aaaaaah!! Creepy for sure. Be careful, Frances!
Love Clover xo

Puddleglum said...

Coming this fall to a theater near you:

ATTACK OF THE CREEPY STARFISH!

[Jaws music]Duh, duh.












Duh duh.

Page said...

You know, I don't think I've ever really seen a LIVE starfish...I always just saw the dead, bleached ones and thought "How pretty." Now, I'm beginning to change my mind...are they as slimy as they look? Kinda reminds me of squid. Frances, I can't believe you tried to eat one!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi francis!
we gave you an award on our blog today.
xo
m & e

Puddleglum said...

Curses! Foiled again! I gave her the same award today.

Oh well, it's already up there. Frances, consider yourself super-awarded!

Oscar said...

eww..they are kind of gross.

♥PugPosse♥ said...

hmmmm I think I like the dried up Star Fish I see at the stores, The alive ones look creepy!

Gracie said...

My year old Shih Tzu has just eaten a large portion of a dried out old star fish that 'was' a decorator item. Will she be okay? Love her, not the starfish.