Five mussels emptied of their owners, mollusk egg cases, bit of shell, and a coquina – perfectly arranged by an early morning, incoming tide.
Why the tide line? Isn’t the ocean itself distracting, compelling? The reasons why I started to notice and ultimately become captivated by the tide line on beaches wherever I travel, are many. Below are just a new of them. – … Continue reading
A piece of a mussel shell positioned perfectly beside the remainders of a gull’s breakfast. Maybe I was tired, and it was just a bit too early in the morning, but it sure looked like a shark’s head going after … Continue reading
Look carefully to see the small, black pebble. It happens often that what I remember most is not what initially caught my eye.
Yes, this shell fragment is really this purple. I took this small piece home because it was so remarkable. I can only guess how far it came on the waves to land on our tide line. We don’t have many … Continue reading
Even though this is a little skewed, the arrangement of the pebble and shell bit remind me of punctuation. Perhaps it is because it is how I felt after not being on the beach for several weeks!
Aside from the obvious (to me) similarity of the position of these shells to a child asking parents something outrageous, I love the simple monochrome of the shells on the sand.
This arrangement is, perhaps, one of my favorite finds. The photograph does not capture what this simple, linear arrangement of tiny objects does for my spirit. The pale orange of the pebble draws out the oranges in the sand. The … Continue reading
The wash of the tide revealed myriad holes in the sand. Their lace-like effect provided a gentle backdrop to the clustered beach objects.