Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gifts from the Sea



Head down I walk along the beach, looking for bits of sea glass. Opaque bits of white, green, turquoise, brown and blue lie in the sand, tossed ashore on the ocean's whim. They have tumbled over and over in the water, colliding with rocks, with sand, with debris, until their once sharp edges are worn into smooth loveliness.  I pick them up and put them in my pocket. Small white stones find their way into my pockets until the fabric sags with the weight. They, too, have been shaped by the force of the sea. 

I am not the first to draw parallels between the experience of life and the sea. I know that, by God's grace, my rough edges are being worn down like the sea and sand polished flotsam.

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage Gardening.

32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and images.. The sea glass is beautiful.. Have a happy new week!

Helsie said...

I've never seen sea glass. is it just broken scraps of glass that the sea has tossed up or is it sand that has gone through some process over time?

Vee said...

Sea glass is as lovely to me as sea shells. I find it difficult to imagine your having any rough edges. =D

The log looks as if it is all ready in the Swedish way for a campfire.

Kit said...

Oh how I love looking for sea glass and collecting cobbles. So pretty! Kit

Snap said...

What a lovely post! I used to collect shells when I walked along the beach on Galveston Island. It is a soul soother ... that walk. I don't have that beach to walk on, but I did walk around the neighborhood this morning collecting bird feathers and pine cones! Have a great week!

Donna said...

Terrific collage! I would be collecting sea glass too if I lived near the ocean.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love finding treasures from the ocean! What beautiful photos and a thoughtful post. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It is fascinating to see what the sea can do to rocks and glass, becoming colourful baubles to collect as one saunters along a beach.
We live by an inland lake so there's nothing to collect, but still a beautiful view to enjoy.
Thanks for linking to MM.

Beth said...

Oh so beautiful! Love the sea glass.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A pebbly shoreline such as this is the best place to look for sea glass, Lorrie! You found some pretty colors of it. I have a large bowl full from the beaches in Southern Italy near my husband's home town.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Oh I saw that beach photo and it immediately reminded me of our trip to Vancouver Island last fall (Tofino was our destination with a stop in Nainamo). And now I see you live on the island. What a lovely post! I have a collection - small, very small - of sea glass. I consider it a treasure.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely! Wishing you a great new week (it's already Monday here :)

Tammy

Maggie said...

Beautiful mosaic, Lorrie, I'm a beachcomber too although I tend to find more shells than sea glass.

Pondside said...

Like you, Lorrie, I always come home from the beach with heavy pockets. I find that beach glass is becoming more and more rare.

Marigold Jam said...

How true! Love the sea glass you found.

aimee said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous collage! I loved the colors and your photos are SO lovely and so peaceful!
Blessings,
Aimee

Mary Cromer said...

Oh Lorrie, so beautiful these finds are. I adore sea glass and have just a few, but I really do love them. I would so enjoy being able to walk along the beach where you are and make such finds. Happy week~

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful collage......love the colours you've used,especially the blues.

Happy Monday!
Ruby

Jooles said...

Such beautiful words ..... the sea glass is just beautiful.
love Jooles x x x

P.S Thank you for your kind comment x

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful mosaic, Lorrie! I really enjoy beach combing and looking for treasures washed up in the tide. Have a beautiful week.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful mosaic and thoughtful post : )

kyllimarjaana said...

Beautiful. you have eye for all that's beauty.

Cheryl said...

Lovely photos, lovely gatherings, lovely thoughts.

Jen Vandervoort said...

It's beautiful Lorrie, the words the photos...

There is something about being on the beach that opens up our minds, and frees our hearts.

Jen

ellen b. said...

I think I could really use a walk by the sea. Beautiful mosaic and true words...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Most beautiful...your gifts from the sea and the collage!

Kathy said...

Nice collage! I love that sea glass.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful images thank you Lorrie!
I agree, when we are by the sea, it is hard not to think about the wonder of God and the many gifts He bestows on us!
I am always spellbound by everything in nature and Who is behind it.

Donna said...

I adore the sea and walking the beach to discover fun things like sea glass. A Stuck Foot look around on the beach would be great...wonderful mosaic!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty mosaic! Nice variety of textures. Years ago visited many beaches, but never found sea glass Guess the early morning beach combers beat me to the treasures.LOL

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Lovely photos and thought. I didn't see any sea glass this summer during my visits to the beach, but I did get an interesting driftwood and some beautiful shells. It's always a special treat for me to find sea glass.

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful photos. One of the lovely things about living on the water is all the goodies one finds. Clarice