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Monday, March 11, 2013

The reward...

Today was a grey, wet March day but it didn't stop Norene and I
from taking the dogs to the beach...
It was one of those days where forever the lens on the camera
has raindrops on it and there's nothing you can do about it.
We have come for a ramble and the wet weather has made things shine in their own way.
The rain shows off the colours in the rocks beautifully...
...all sorts of treasures in fact are somehow more intense on this dull day..
Empty crab shells don vermilion coats...
...kelp all dressed in amber and ivory...
Whats left of the chiton mollusk shows off its robins egg blue interior and segmented outer shell...
 Lots of kelp anchored to rocks and shells...
Delicate pink kelp standing out on the pewter stones...
 The swirly grains on the driftwood, art in it's own right...
How about this odd little treasure that Norene spotted...
a rubber fish who had obviously been in the sea a while...
because it had a tiny shell attached to it's tail!
The seagulls didn't seem to mind the weather at all...
This giant log has been here forever it seems...ever since I can remember it's been
 anchored in the rocks...
But all of this hard walking for half an hour on big slippery rocks was not done for nothing.
You see, we came to get a reward .
Can you see them in the distance?
The big, wide low growing grey bush up ahead is full of...
Pussy willows!!
Big fat fuzzy ones!!!
We picked till we couldn't fit anymore in our hands...
All in all a most gratifying walk even on a miserable March day such as this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


4 comments:

Stone Angel said...

Great post - I can smell the air - the bark close-up reminds me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night". I was with the two of you every step of the way.

Melody said...

The shiny wet rocks photos are delightful! (all photos are very nice actaully) That little creature with the blue insides is amazing~ never seen anything like it??? *sigh, and pussy willows... love their furry little selves... :):))
They say there's no bad weather, just the wrong clothing!
Thanks for the walk, I enjoyed it!

Nancy Kay said...

I really enjoyed the walk with you this morning! Beautiful pictures of a March day...and the wet surfaces of rock, wood, shells, and fish look beautiful. The pussy willows (which I rarely see) are so inviting. I bet they make a great arrangement in a vase at home!!

BYW, I tried a wet-felting, needle-felting,machine stitched project over the weekend--inspired by your previous blog. I will have the results on mine tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Suz said...

oh soeone beat me too it...starry starry night