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

Monday, July 13, 2015

Beach Days

Hello, hello! How was your weekend? We set out Sunday morning for a special treat---a visit to our big town's boardwalk craft fair. Our mission was to buy sea glass earrings, garden decorations, and junky fair food to bring to the beach for lunch.

I know better. But it sounded so fun. About a hundred thousand other people thought it sounded fun too. sigh. It took is 40 minutes to drive the six miles to the town beach parking lot. Of course the lots were all filled and policemen, who looked hot and unhappy, were shooing people away. I can't imagine what you'd do if you lived there, it must be awful.

My own beach, however, never disappoints. We did have a bit of excitement, as interlopers came onto our beach, a big noisy party, with a DOG! gasp. Cops came on those wheelie bikes/ trikes and made them go away. Neighbors were huffyt---the folks in question made themselves non grata by the noise and the liquor.[and minuscule dog, maybe a Yorkie?]. Had they been respectful of our beach I'm sure they would have been politely ignored.

Peace resumed.  The sand and water are very clear and clean and pristine at the moment.

Just a few swags of interesting seaweed. 
Lettuce kelp. Looks edible, doesn't it? Sushi wrappers.

Bladder kelp with mussels.

See the little football shaped ''bladders''? They are filled with air and make the kelp float upright. And a mussel. Yum?

Hope your day was peaceful too. And that no one called the police.



gone to the beach.....


also "Summertime" quilt

It's been a bit neglected. But I love it. Finished the baskets except for 40 leaves and 8 buds. Still have to sew the Nine Patch corners and black Kitty.

This is Baskets with center panel. The next installment is gonna be a b&^%ch! So I better get busy. lol.