Swirly, frond-like motifs were used to depict sea grasses and kelp. It brought to mind Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea which I read many, many years ago.
If you'd like to make your own version of Farrago, the pattern is available on the pattern page of my website.
We also took the opportunity of a nice day to check on the bees. The snow and muck (mostly muck...) made it impossible to navigate the field even with four-wheel drive. We parked on the dirt road and hiked in to the hives. Everything was very quiet when we arrived - too quiet, almost. As the day was mild, we expected to see a bit of activity with bees out for "cleansing flights". To ensure all was well, we unwrapped a couple of hives to check for life. Sure enough, as soon as we lifted the covers little inquisitive bee heads began poking up between the frames. All is well.