Sunday, March 06, 2011

Beach Mosaic



A lovely, mellow weekend included a Sunday morning walk on the beach with our eldest daughter and her husband. Skies that shifted from cloud to sun accompanied a sharp wind, making us glad for hats, gloves and turned-up collars. 


Seagulls, Pacific Black Brant geese, and red-beaked Oystercatchers were our only company for most of the time. We studied shells, picked our way through rocks, traversed creeks, and enjoyed the brisk air. With the wind at our backs and faintly warm sunshine on our faces, we turned homeward, replete with the "solace of nature." 


I composed the first mosaic with the help of my computer. This second creation is that of the Creator himself, using the wind and waves; bits of flotsam and jetsam thrown together in a melange of texture and color. 


I'm linking once again to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House. This week she has a giveaway - so pop on over, and be sure to click on at least a few of the mosaic links.



21 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I can't get over that pretty purple shell in your first image. It is so lovely!

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Vee said...

It looks as if you have found jewels on the beach...just wonderful and God's mosaic is very nicely done as well. Yay God! :D

pam said...

That purple shell is amazing...I am a huge purple lover. And WOW...the Creator's mosaic is filled with so much.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful mosaics. Love the one mother nature made. Take care and have great week.

EG Wow said...

I'm looking forward to beachcombing! The snow needs to melt first though! :)) Your mosaic is lovely!

Carol said...

Beautiful mosaic, such gorgeous shots and views! But the the second one, I love all the textures and it's such a lovely mix!

Snap said...

you can't beat flotsam and jetsam!!! looks like a wonderful walk on the beach.

Pondside said...

Two beautiful mosaics in one post!
I love to walk on the beach, and oddly enough have posted about it today. Is there something in the air?

GrandmaK said...

Lovely!!! The footprints in the sand are very reminiscent of walks we used to take on the beach in Carmel! Wishing you well! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You did a great job on your mosaic and the day provided all the beautiful items. V

Maggie said...

Beach walking and tide pool exploring are two of my favourite things to do, so I really enjoyed your mosaic today.
Have a great week.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Lovely beach mosaics! Since we don't live that near the ocean...my beach walking mostly happens on vacation. Always beautiful...whatever the season.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I always enjoy a walk along the beach and searching out pretty shells and sea glass, Lorrie. Your mosaic is very lovely!

Alisa said...

Looks like such a calming walk. I hope to have a few of those soon.
Beach debris is always so interesting to look at... nice photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would consider your mosaic the best one of ALL! I love the beach and I love how you described the second photo..PERFECT! What a beautiful beach! ♥

Miss Debbie said...

We are going to the beach next week. I am so looking forward to it....it has been calling my name for a while now!! Glad your time there was pleasant!

eileeninmd said...

Lorrie, beautiful scenes from the beach. I love the purple shell, it is a gorgeous shiny color. Lovely mosaic and photos. Have a great week!

Carole said...

Nice beach photos Lorrie. I could almost smell the ocean...oh wait.... I do smell the ocean. Do you ever take it for granted just how blessed we are to be living near the sea?

Sheila said...

What beautiful beach mosaics Lorrie. I have such wonderful memories of walking along your beaches. The treasures found beach combing are always so uniquely beautiful.

Vee said...

That's a beautiful header! I'm having troubles with post title font colors. They seem to be arbitrary, but that can't be right. Sometimes I've been able to shift them, but usually it stays as it is. Someone needs to pull this all together in a tutorial, but what a nightmare tutorial to create. :D

Barbara said...

The flotsam certainly makes for an interesting picture and I like the mosaic Lorrie.