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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Showers

Oh how trite! Ol' April is milking the showers thing down to her last days of '11, isn't she?

The good news is the endless encompassing deadly white fog lifted about an hour ago...

The bad news is that it was washed away by a big, dramatic thunderstorm that is keeping me indoors.
I was all revved up for my spring fix-up and wall painting, headed off to Lowe's despite the fog, list in hand...
When the storm hit. So I stayed indoors. Really...tomorrow is another day, is it not?

I tried to take pictures of the rain on my windows but...OMG, blah...so here's the windowsill junk accumulation from the winter past, with just a hint f sad grey skies behind....

I do love the beach glass bottles!

Aren't the purple ones neat! They change color due to something (manganese?) in the old glass. I've read that purple bottles always date from 1900-1911---One hundred years!---because the trace element that turns purple was only used during that time. (urban legend?)

The darkest purple one is not a beach find, it is a dump dug find, from Illinois, from my dad's collection....

And the marbles, used here as stoppers,  are found on the beach also, tho I never find the really worn ones, maybe my sand is too soft?

These are cool old bottle bases....

And a few favorite, very white shells moved to a prettier location.

Every spring I weed out the windowsill collection, pare it down--usually  paint the darn window frames, boy, do they ever leak!
And start again....

So here's to starting again, getting ready for summer! And plans postponed, for now...

[Wonder if we'll have a rainbow...the sky is getting brighter, even as I write...I'm off to take a look!]



gone to the beach

linked to Sarah's  Good Life Wednesdays atA Beach Cottage

1 comment:

  1. Love your beach bottles and the marbles as stoppers is a really cute idea! Thanks so much for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party :)


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