January 22, 2013
One day last week, my pal D and I embarked on another adventurous day .. our list of activities included visiting some local thrift shops and then go to the beach to gather seaweed. The skies were a little overcast in the morning and later broke out into beautiful blues and whites:
Unique bus stop bench and planters .. how suitable for this lovely little town.
As we began our walk along the pathway by the beach .. we saw some of the found items that had been lost by previous walkers. Can you picture the scenario for the glove and toy? Busy parent with active child and thus these things tumble and fall. I hope the little phone toy is claimed .. looks like a favourite toy.
The tides were starting to come in, the waves rolled in and crashed against the rocks.
Splish .. splash … and jump out of the way!
Later D noticed that this scenario looked Egyptian. And sure enough ..see the camel in the foreground and the pyramids in the background:
The tides follow their own rhythm .. can you imagine the immense power of the water .. causing the rolling waves to advance and recede. Humbling.
Beautiful .. natural … beach art …honest and true.
Oh, Nature .. you are the best artist that there could ever be. Nothing contrived or planned.
And again, the power of the water to shift these huge logs, tossing them randomly along the beach. Creating places to sit and relax, enjoying the beauty of these surroundings. Peaceful and yet invigorating.
Such a vista .. no words needed to explain why so many people want to live there. Unfortunately, forested areas have been cleared away to build huge box like buildings. That is truly sad.
D found this artistic display of stones .. dried seaweed roots that had grown on these rocks resulted in a lovely arrangement, created by another admirer of beauty.
And just a few seconds later, a very splashy wave struck against a rock and deflected on D … she was slightly soaked and we both flew up the side of the rocky wall. Didn’t know we could move so fast.
So we collected some lovely seaweed that was piled on the beach .. perfect time to gather this miracle material for the garden!
It was a day. And .. another day I’ll share what I bought at the shops. Lovely things for the house and great tools for the garden!
p.s. .. looked up in the sky early evening yesterday and noticed a round light coloured shape kind of near the moon. This is the best photo I could take (sob). I e-mailed the Dominion Observatory (just outside of town) and learned that this is Jupiter! And that it will be seen tonight, but the moon won’t be as close. Photographers with really good cameras will take much better photos … so I will search for some. See .. it pays to look up at the sky! I spent some time setting up our telescope (have you ever tried to look at something far away with one of these things? .. very challenging).