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Tuesday, March 02, 2010


My sisters and I are blessed to live close enough to one another that we can spend some wonderful time together. We occasionally drive to a beach not too far away that is actually quite secluded. We walk in the wave washed gravel looking for agates, jade or whatever strikes our fancy, but ostly we just enjoy having time together. I thank God for them and the precious time He allows us.
This shot is looking west, up the beach. Many years ago Native Americans were here. I always hope to find an artifact.

I was surprised to see this pretty leafed plant growing in the crevice of a wave washed piece of driftwood among the smoothed pebbles. This is salt water.

This Cave Of Treasures makes me think of all the treasures our Heavenly Father has for us. We only need to open our eyes to see them, shaken down and spilling over. We have a generous Lord!

It had been raining so the beach was wet and everything was more defined. I was fascinated with the grain in this piece of wood. I can imagine that some woodcarver would enjoy creating something out of it. I wonder what would cause a tree to grow in such an interesting way. It looks like it was confused and didn't know which way to go.

YES!!! Spring his happening here and I am so happy about it. Winters seem much too long for me. I was delighted to see these pussy willows. They had rain drops on their fuzzy coats but still, The Pussy willows are out!
When I was a little girl, my mother told me that if I put some in the oven of our old wood cook stove before I went to bed, they wold be cute little kitties in the morning. It didn't work and I was very disappointed. She said maybe the oven wasn't hot enough but I was afraid if it had been any hotter it would have cooked the poor little kittens. LOL
She also told me that if I could sprinkle salt on a birds tail I could catch it.
She must have laughed her head off watching me chase birds all over the yard.
Did I tell you that mother was part Irish and Scottish? She had quite a sense of humor.

This used to be an old road that went along side the beach but is now just a narrow trail through the tall beach grass, I enjoyed walking it and imagining how many people before me had drove or walked on it as they went to dig clams, have picnic's or just enjoy the beauty of it all as I was doing that day.

The sky was gray that day and even though there was a breeze it wasn't cold at all. I took 100 pictures and whittled them down to about 30 when I got home and viewed them on my computer. The trees are leafless still, but inside those cold, barren branches life is awakening and soon they will be covered with new green leaves, fluttering in the wind, and providing hiding places for the nesting birds. Seasons come and seasons go and there is something good about each of them, but Spring....well it's just special!
I pray you are all having a good week. Please remember our troops and our country in your prayers.
Be Blessed!



Anonymous Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Lovely photos,I see the beauty that you see in those simple photos.It is important to spend time with family,having 3 brothers its not always easy or quite the same as having a same sex sibling, but we are close.

Blogger Charlotte said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

Blogger Baba said...

Wow.. I love your beach pictures. The beach looks like a very calm and peaceful place to walk with your sister.I love the ocean and the sounds of the waves coming ashore.The blue stones are pretty. I would have taken a handful!! Thanks for sharing your great shots with us.
Hugs, Baba

Anonymous Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

You are blessed that you and your sisters are close. your pictures are beautiful, it sounds like it was a perfect day.

Blogger Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Bev.....

Thank you for the birthday greeting.

What a lovely post... I have enjoyed your pictures and reading your interesting thoughts about each one.

I know time with loved ones is such a precious time. My brother and his wife have recently (2 weeks ago) moved closeby, They are only a ten minute drive along the coast from us. I just love those unexpected visits from them now.

I would enjoy to walk on your beach Bev.... yes, I can well imagine you’ll find lots of unusual artefacts, whether they be treasures from Native Americans or other pretty pieces of God’s perfect creation that have been shaped by the weather or worn smooth by the sea.

How important it is to take time to stop, look around us, and appreciate the beauty our Heavenly Father has blessed us with.

Blessing Dear Bev and may happiness be with you wherever your steps take you. Marion

Blogger Merle said...

Dear Bev ~~ Loved all the photos. You are so lucky to have sisters close to you. I do not have any at all. The beach looks great too.
Thanks for your comments and like you, I did OK in the quiz as we lived through that time. I missed
the Timex one. Poor Elvis - indecent
but he got that reputation early on.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Blogger Rachel said...

What a lovely place to walk and I loved all your pictures! You sure found some interesting things to photograph. God certainly does create such beauty all around us and we do have so many blessings!

It's wonderful that your sisters are so close and you can visit often.

Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I adore pussy willows and like you, I was told that if I took a pussy willow to bed, in the morning I'd have a little grey kitten. Needless to say, it didn't work, but Oh, the feeling of joy at the thought of having a kitten. I can still remember it.

I also remember the salt on a bird's tail and like you, ran around like made with a salt shaker trying to catch a bird...lol! Yes, the Irish have a lot to answer for with their sense of humour...but I know where I get it from!

Blogger PEA said...

Oh, Bev, how I would have enjoyed going on that walk along the beach with you and your sister. I love exploring and like you, I always wonder who walked there before me many generations ago!! I love all your pictures and I agree, that piece of wood is indeed very unusual.

Every time I see pussy willows it reminds me of being in school and the teacher bringing in many branches of pussy willows for us to paint. We would paint each little fuzzy part with different colours and how proud I would be to bring mine home to mom to put in a vase:-) I don't think ours are out yet but I'll have to go explore!!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend. xoxo

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics Bev.

Spring has sprung so I guess you are going to be busy in your garden.

Blogger linda may said...

Thanks for reminding me about my blessings. Sometimes we can find them hard to see. There is beauty and beautiful people all around us:)


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