I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Saturday, September 10, 2011

Beachcombing


Some of you have asked me if I've been finding any beach treasure post-Irene...
And the answer is, so far, not much! Notice how bare the sand was today?


The past two days have been glorious, despite flooding from Hurricane Leo...


 and very high waves with beach overwash, from Hurricane Katia.


(You didn't hear so much about them, did you? But quite an impact here this week....)

                        

Look at this ocean and sky! So blue it's almost violet....That smudge on the horizon is a bank of fog rolling in! Above is the fog, arrived.


My town has been industriously picking up the big bits of wood and junk...


They better get it moved out or it's headed right back out to sea! This is big! A dock....


Here's another enormous wooden ...thing?  The bolts are as big as my wrist; it is perhaps twelve, 15 feet long?



And here's a flotsam stack. That's my foot in its sneaker at the bottom , for scale. I want this rope! It must be what ties up the giant ships we see?....


I did find this wonderful blueberry blue shutter, right after Irene passed by:


I love shutters for photo backgrounds. The last one I got was from Marshall's. This is so much cooler, right? (Though I love the old green one too.).


Here's a few bits, a small strainer for washing seaglass and a neat wooden finial...



And best for last, my kids found this amazing shard of cobalt glass, also right after Irene, in our usual treasure spot.





If you look closely you can see it is part of a Milk of Magnesia bottle...



dated 1906! A treasure!


Part two tomorrow, I ll update on my shorebirds...unless the flea market is so wonderful it gets precedence! Wish me flea hunting luck!

love

                lizzy


self portrait with large driftwood thing

.....gone to the beach









1 comment:

  1. Having the sea deliver treasures to you every day is such a wonderful thing. I can't believe you found a shutter. But then again, there's so much out there in the waters of the world these days. Love your hydrangeas. I read that their color is determined by the soil they are in. Hope you are having a good day. Tammy

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