Ghostly Spider Crab by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

October 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Ghostly Moonstone Spider Crab

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Ghostly Moonstone Spider Crab 20211002 850_2025_ExportGhostly Moonstone Spider CrabThe carapace of the ghostly sun-bleached remains of a spider crab in the late day autumnal sun of Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A few manifestations occur in Fall. The light changes and becomes golden and soft as days shorten. This means that we appreciate the light of days more.

Another thing that Fall happening is we cannot help ourselves. Our thoughts turn to ghosts and other supernatural apparitions. It's childlike and innocent, so we embrace it for the moment, and then it flits away. 

While walking on the beach, watery ghosts met with golden sunlight. The carapace of a spider crab (Libinia emarginata). A carapace washed ashore and rendered inert from its once-living state. As the summer progressed, the sun-bleached its shell. And then the water helped the sand to encrust into its crevices.

But the finding of this ghostlike remain by our son also underscores something else. Beaches become interesting as summer wanes and crowds leave. The beaches are no longer dragged and shells and interesting natural items flourish. This gives us the time to observe and to learn. And our Fall thoughts turn to childlike curiosity, and this we grasp and nurture. 

Ghostly Spider Crab Carapace Dorsal View

Ghostly Spider Crab Carapace Dorsal View 20211002 850_2023_ExportGhostly Spider Crab Carapace Dorsal ViewThe dorsal carapace view of the ghostly sun-bleached remains of a spider crab in the late day autumnal sun of Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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