Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January at the beach

We spent a good amount of time at the beach Saturday (warm day) and Sunday (cold, very wet day), and last night at bedtime Abbott asked if we could go again today after school. He's a boy driven to collect sea glass - he counted 67 pieces he'd found on Sunday. Remember that? The collecting impulse? It seems inherent to childhood. We've started to think about what we might do with it all; we have vases full. I like the idea of using it in some stepping stones for the path in our garden. Anyway, I've loved taking in the beach in this winter month. Getting out in the cold and wind somehow makes me feel more alive.

24 comments:

Theresa said...

Very beautiful. And peaceful.

Elisabelle said...

Oh these photos are so beautiful. I'd love to live by the sea!

Purple Flowers said...

Very peaceful photos to look at, especially with Mt. Rainier in the background - so beautiful!

kks said...

lovely.......feels like i took a trip to the beach!
xo

Jess said...

So wonderful.

montague said...

mmhhhh, totally gloriously beautiful!

Frau said...

It's a wonderful playground your family has...even in the cold weather it looks so inviting. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Ina in Alaska said...

Just lovely, Lecia. I always enjoy your beach pictures. Perhaps a picture of your sea glass collection sometime?...I am a beach girl on the Atlantic side of the oceans.. but any beach will do. I agree, getting outside is wonderful. I have been enjoying the gorgeous sunsets in Anchorage while walking the dogs, the sky is ablaze with peach, violet, neon yellow, just gorgeous. It makes the walk so pleasant. xoxo

Elissa said...

cold and delicious

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

what a breathtaking view in that third photo...wow!

Kwana said...

Thanks for the lovely mini break.

Heather said...

These are such gorgeous photos. I have always loved a winter walk on the beach, it is so raw and revealing.

Francesca said...

I think Abbott and I should get together. I'm a collector, and sea glass and sea tiles are among my favorite items to find and keep. (Ideally, in the warm and sunny season:))

nicola@which name? said...

beautiful. i feel lucky to live on the coast, as well.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

KPiep said...

Those pictures made me feel a bit chilly today!

Laurie Blaswich said...

Your photos tug on my heart strings! Your blog is fun and carefree! I am new to blogging, please stop by and visit sometime. I appreciate your support !!

Fondly Laurie

Laurie Blaswich said...

Your photos tug on my heart strings! Your blog is fun and carefree! I am new to blogging, please stop by and visit sometime. I appreciate your support !!

Fondly Laurie

likeschocolate said...

Stepping stones would be lovely, but he could also set up shop and make some jewelery out of it. I miss being that close to the beach.

Sharri said...

Do you see Mt. Rainier from your home? Lucky, if you do! Totally awesome!

Mermaids Purse said...

Spectacular Pics! Your balance of composition is a gift..nice job.;-) Your son picking up sea glass...will become a treasured memory. Just a thought...ask him what his favorite piece is and have a necklace made for him. My son is a beach boy and surfer, he loves his. So do all his friends. Keep snapping away, I enjoy looking at your photos. Fair Winds and Calm Seas, Deborah Leon www.mermaidspurseseaglass.com

agatelovers said...

Fill a clear container with mini white lights, then add in the sea glass. Watch the magic happen when you plug it in! We often do this with agates found on the Oregon coast and they glow a beautiful golden orange that brightens even the darkest Winter day! You can increase the size of your container as your collection grows!

This Lovely City said...

WOW. These are so stunning! xo

Tirzah said...

When I was little, my family took a vacation on Whidbey Island every summer. I didn't know it then, but ever summer since I was four years old or so, I drove right past my future husband's house on our way to the ferry. I had a big jar of glass I'd collected on those vacations. The first Father's Day after we were married, we made a stepping stone of my son Jack's feet as a gift for my husband's dad. Around the edges of the stone, we made a border out of sea glass I collected as a little girl on all my trips past my future husband's house.

Kelly Moore said...

I grew up in Kent, WA and now live in desolate, flat, treeless, Northern Central Montana...
Your beautiful picture of Mount Rainer made me want to cry... I miss the North West!