"Aquamarine" is a sage green in the jar that goes on light silvery-seafoam green.
From MAC's Surf the Ocean Crushed Metallic Pigment stack
"Pearl" is a shimmery, pale pink
From MAC's Summer Stash Crushed Metallic Pigment stack.
To wrap up this summer series I thought I'd share some photos from a visit to Matheson Hammock in Coral Gables (Miami, Florida) below. I've been going here for many years and it is a peaceful spot to spend some time near the ocean when you want to avoid the crowds on Miami Beach. When I was a child my family and I would see many hermit crabs and even took a few home and kept them as pets (admittedly, probably not the best thing to have done!). Sadly they seemed to have vanished over the years, although there are still plenty of fiddler crabs and many species of birds. This is considered more of a family-friendly beach and has a man-made atoll for swimming. There is a nice little restaurant in a historic coral-rock building on property, with a view of the beach and the water. On the day I visited a couple of weeks ago there were a few windsurfers out making the most of the windy weather.
(Click on any of the smaller photos to make them larger.)
Red Fish Grill restaurant
Cute, black sea-faring ducks -
anyone know what the scientific name is for these little guys?
Cormorants (a thank you to Amber for identifying them!)
A nice spot for a picnic
Entrance to a fiddler crab's hide-away
Dreaming of a vacation home by the sea
Lots of seafoam and seaweed
The American White Ibis
Didn't run into any crocodiles!
A view of Biscayne Bay
Deep inside a mangrove thicket
Hope you enjoyed this virtual trip to Matheson Hammock. Have a great summer everyone!