Monday, May 8, 2017

Happiness Comes In Waves...

I'm not sure I could live anywhere else...anywhere more than ten minutes from 
the beach, the ocean, the shore, the sea.
The sand and the salty air...
I have grown up here and when I need fresh air,
the only requirement is it must have salt in it.
The last few weeks we have visited more than a few times.
A few weeks from now, the beaches will be filled with out-of-towners, vacationers,
and we will have to share our beloved beaches and I am not good at that.

When the hubs and I go to the beach, we search for sea glass...
...did you know that?
- hehehehe -

This is Seaside Beach

We always find the most sea glass here.
My favorite beaches, these are the beaches I went to as a child.

Here is the hubs searching for sea glass...

This is the pier that was destroyed during Super Storm Sandy
it is nice to see it restored/rebuilt.

As I stood at the waters edge, exhausted, 
the ocean was burping up the glass...
When I knew I could go no further, 
these two pieces appeared right at my feet.

This was the haul for the day, a very good haul, 
99% of this glass was very smooth and must have been in the ocean for many years.


21 Wits said...

I do too! Search for glass, (well and any other good finds) it's like playing the life of a pirate, in search of treasure!

Judy said...

OHMYGOSH!!!!!!!! The haul, just for one visit? and that beautiful Cobalt Blue!
Could I rent out your basement for just one month? I would be at that beach everyday!!
I so love and miss the Ocean--it's been 7 years since I've seen it.
BTW--how do you get your scooter or yourself down to waters edge?

Sandi said...

That looks like a sea glass mosaic!

Marie Smith said...

I love the sea glass though I have never found any here.

How do you use it, Debbie?

Farm Girl said...

It seems like its getting harder and harder to find sea glass here in California. I love your haul.
I think that is why I haven't moved. I don't know if I could live in a state that didn't have an ocean. It would be nice though to be as close as you are.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous pictures.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I have a belt sander...I could make you all the seaglass you ever wanted... giggle

Pam said... found some great pieces. I love sea glass but never had it in mind when I was at a beach. Not until lately have I thought about doing things with it. A friend from Mass. sent me several pieces of glass but never that big. Next Calif. trip I will look for some on that side to the US. Like you...I grew up here, I stay around here. I love Calif. and that is where I was born, my son stays one me about coming there to live since I am retired, but I could not live there on what I bring home! TN wages and retirement is not what folks in Calif see! haha

Lowcarb team member said...

That was a great haul.
Lovely to see.

All the best Jan

Ashley said...

i too was at the beach this past weekend!
so beautiful. so beautiful.
the ocean is one of my favorite places to just unwind and breathe in the goodness of god.

thanks for sharing the much sea glass! :)

Debbie said...

hi judy, i am able to walk from the boardwalk to the waters edge and search a little. i walk a little, rest a little...chuck helps me!!

Andrea @ This Knitted Life said...

I'm behind on commenting. For some reason, my phone makes it difficult. First, I wanted to check in on your M.S. post last week. That's a big one. My great uncle had M.S. and I watched it progress throughout my childhood and adolescence. Not easy, especially not for him. A cruel disease. I have no words. (I do have his dresser, which is all banged up on the bottom from his wheelchair. I like that. Always reminds of him when I see the damaged wood.)

As to living by the beach, that's a hard one. I think our beaches are different. Yours is warm in the summer, no? Cold and foggy here often. I just moved back to the beach, and while I love the serenity of the ocean, I am not enjoying the wind and cold. Adjustments.

xox Andrea @ This Knitted Life

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful beaches and stunning photos!

LeAnn said...

Oh my friend these photos are lovely. I love the thought that you can visit this area often that you loved as a child. I enjoy your posts of gathering sea glass. The clear ones are lovely. I am so happy that they could restore the peir that was distroyed.
Blessings and hugs for this one!

Anvilcloud said...

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!
You and me, you and me, oh how happy we'll be!
When each wave comes a-rolling in
We will duck or swim,
And we'll float and fool around the water.
Over and under, and then up for air,
Pa is rich, Ma is rich, so now what do we care?
I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,
Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea!

Buttons Thoughts said...

This makes me smile knowing you are happy and smiling. Hug xo B

Linda said...

I would love to live as you do! Really and truly. Or in the mountains. But God put me in Texas and here I'll stay. I love to visit you and love your beach posts!

BeachGypsy said...

Wow!!all that in ONE VISIT!!?? Wow--its all so pretty

Conniecrafter said...

Wow you have found quite a bit, that is so neat that when you were exhausted a few pieces just came to your feet :) That is great they have rebuilt the pier. I do remember the beaches there can get quite crowded, glad you were able to get out before the crowds came!

Leanne Coppola said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Well done :)

Debbie said...

YeS!! we found that all in one visit. maybe about 2 hours!!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

The ocean is such a majestic! Great!

Ida said...

You are lucky to live that close to the Ocean. The sea glass is so pretty. I'm liking the pale blue piece in the shot above.

Cathy H. said...

Oh my, I never dreamed you could find so much at one time!! I would love to live near the beach. I've only been a few times in my life. The last time I did look for sea glass but only found two pieces.