Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Beachcombing Again

Another great day at our favorite beach and more treasures. Today I found several pieces of blue, a small piece of pink, two purple, a couple pieces of pottery and what looks like a handle from a dish. I never get tired of being on a beach.

It was a windy day so the waves were rolling in. Awesome sound...

This is our friend Giselle looking for a natural walking stick.

More treasures being collected.

I can't wait to get back there. Everyday is a different experience.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Great Day with Giselle

Our friend Giselle is visiting us for the week so we decided to take her on a beachcombing trip downshore to our favorite beach. What a great day for treasures. We found the most number of rare colours of all our beach trips ever!

The orange seaglass is a first find for me for this very rare colour. We also found grey, teal, citron and mauve, along with many small blue pieces.

I even found this interesting piece of white seaglass shaped like a boot.

This is Giselle's total collection for the afternoon, including a rock the shape of a boot.

This is Paul's neatly arranged collection for the day.

And here is my afternoon collection. What great fun.

A friend of ours asked if a bottle factory had exploded at the beach or if we had a glass sniffing dog with us! I think Elaine is due for a trip to our favourite place.

After a long, hot afternoon of strolling the beach, we were ready for a great barbecue meal, which was prepared by three cooks. Notice who is at the table with fork in hand first, all smiles!

After dinner we sat out on the deck being entertained by the Hummingbirds at our feeders.

A very enjoyable day for all.

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Tour of our Yard

Come take a little tour and enjoy the blooms in our garden this week. A lot of my perennials have already bloomed for this year with mostly coneflowers, black-eyed susans and tickseed to see. Because of all the rain this summer, we have a wonderful crop of wildflowers on the perimeter of our yard, which we enjoy.

Sedum (donated from my sister's garden)

Shasta Daisy

My New Garden Ornament


Pearly Everlasting

Orange Jewelweed & Tansy Ragwort


Indian Grass


This marsh plant I have not been able to identify in my wildflower books

Purple Loosestrife


Another unidentified wildflower

Robin's nest


Another unidentified wildflower


Raspberry and Thistle

Coneflower (donated from my friend Giselle's garden)

Black-eyed Susan, with Bee

I love walking about our yard every day to see what new treasures are in bloom. It always amazes me what can come from a little seed when you add soil, water and sunshine.