Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sheila's jelly

Photos by Sheila Schultz

This jelly had its tentacles wrapped around the anchor line of my friend Sheila's sail boat last weekend. She took these photos, which I think are absolutely unearthly! Sheila said the dome of the jelly was about 12 inches wide and the length from dome to the end of the tentacles was about two feet. She's pretty sure it's a Lion's Mane Jelly. It disentangled itself after a few moments and swam away.

And this is a Hubble telescope image of 
"light and shadow in the Carina Nebula"
-- of course!
Doesn't it remind you of a jelly,
pulsing in outer space?
More inspiration for a quilt.

Careful where you swim!

1 comment:

Ladybug said...

Glad you put the warning at the end - Lion's Mane jellies are quite toxic & their tentacles, if torn off, can remain toxic for some time. Beautiful correlation between the jelly & the Hubble image!