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

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Evenings

I love to walk on the beach on a hot summer evening...

I have a swim, do some beachcombing....

Lotta beachcombing competition in the summer! Some weekends the sand seems swept clean, lol...

I love to look at the big pieces that wash ashore. Wonder what this was? It's huge!

A pier or dock? A ship plank? The rusty bolts are almost as thick as my wrists...

And this wonderfully weathered big crate...

I see a chic beachy coffee table here: some whitewash, a glass top, baskets in the partitioned spaces.

So cool, right?

Lucky for me (and my living room) it weighed about 100 pounds.

Then I enjoy the glorious sunset! It looked like mother-of-pearl tonight.

PS Please remember! ONLY swim when beaches are open and there are lifeguards present! Never venture further than ankle deep as dusk approaches---and never take your eyes off your kids! Have fun, be safe. And please teach your kids to respect the shore birds [including gulls] and horseshoe crabs! It is their beach, not ours.



            ............gone to the beach