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

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Foggy Summer

Oh dear....the fog rolled onto the beach, just as we set up our chairs and picnic. The airshow was invisible (but audible, lol!).
Now my BBQ is cancelled because the wind is howling off the water. And it's cold. Maybe a good thing, because I didn't get around to scrubbing the grill yet?

So instead of party food and handsome boys in boardshorts, drinking beer and flipping burgers (!?) I'll show you some recent treasure, culled from the tideline before the summer hordes arrive,

A very old intact beer bottle!
As found, full of sand:

and washed carefully:

c. 1905

Wonderfully weathered and iridescent.

Says Ruppert Brewery New York. The Ruppert family once owned the NY Yankees and the brewery in Manhattan produced beer from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s! A fun find.

And below is the bits and pieces of a c.1950s Coke bottle// Coco-Cola bottle. We've been finding the pieces all spring...photographed with another more intact bottle section, found years ago.

I think the Made in Newark base is very neat!

And a whole lot of sea glass!

My kids can sweep the beach clean! I went along a few minutes behind them and not a scrap to be found.

 I almost asked them to put some back. But that's not how the game is played. Finders/ keepers and all that.

And the next tide's passing brought more and more....

My daughter has even been finding rare blue and white china shards! The most precious find. I was so envious.

So...keep your eyes wide open! And never give up.

Happy Memorial Day, with thanks to all those brave Americans who served or are serving in our armed forces.



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

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