Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oddments from the sea

Last week my friend Karen and I
had a 'beach' day.

The weather was gorgeous,
not too hot.
Still wore lots of sunscreen though.

I love walking along the beach,
talking, looking for treasures.
There was lots of fresh sargassum on the beach.
It brings in lots of treasures,
little crabs etc.

It's very interesting about sargassum...
and you can read more about the
Sargassum Summer here....

I found these....

Barnacles (don't know what kind),
 a shell, and a sea coconut.
The sea coconut is like a sea bean
but the bean is flat, unlike the sea coconut
which is round like a ball.

Now speaking of coconuts...
I actually found a real one...and it was whole.

I loved watching the little designs that the water made
as it went back out to sea.
Here's my friend Karen
savoring the day with me
 watching the water
and carrying her little bucket of treasures.

Drift wood is a real treasure...

This piece ended up in my garden beds.
After our treasure hunt, we read our books,
talked some more, had our little picnic,
fed the seagulls, took in all the beach sounds and sights,
and more.
On the way home we stopped in a shell shop
on Padre Island.
Get out in nature,
go to the beach...
wherever you go...
enjoy the little things and
make it a good way to...
Savor the Day!


MorningAJ said...

Jealous. Totally jealous. I love the sea and I miss it desperately. It's three hours away from where we live (and yes, I know by Texas standards that's nothing) I need to get back there soon though.

Caterina Giglio said...

oh lovely, I so enjoy the beach, love the smell of the air and I adore the patterns that the water makes on the sand... looks like a splendid time, thanks for taking us along!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like a lovely day!

Nancy said...

A beach day sounds so very wonderful, there is such a feeling of freedom when one walks a beach or even a creek-side :) must be the water...or the ever present little breeze.
Hope your Tea day, yesterday, was lovely, the spiral is gorgeous--love the rocks in the nooks and crannys :)

Halle said...

Sounds like a fantastic day!!

Lynn said...

Oh I enjoyed your day with you! Thank you, I can smell the sea air.
Must get to our nearest beach soon!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

No beaches closeby for me to visit unfortunately....enjoyed seeing your treasures though.