February 12, 2013

Beach Hearts...

I walk 7+ miles every Sunday morning on the beach and have been doing so for well over 13 years.  It's dark when I start out (before 6AM).  The beach is my own - rarely do I see another person for at least an hour.  I especially love it when the tide is low - makes walking much easier - and when the moon is full - heavenly!  This morning the moon was just a whisper, but the sky was filled with stars.

I found a couple of "beach hearts."  How appropriate - Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away!

I do not know what this heart is made of.  I found another larger chunk a couple of weeks ago.  If you can identify it, please let me know.  I think its texture is beautiful.


Abalone shell - the colors are luscious!


 "Heart" and "Beached" textures courtesy of Kim Klassen.





35 comments:

Karen said...

Your beach walks sound wonderful! I just love breathing in salt air and hearing the waves lap the shore. Your beach hearts are a lovely find! Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with sweet hearts, too! xx

Jenni said...

What a wonderful way to start a Sunday... I love walking th beach. I think that first heart is just plain old beach coral.. the treasures you find on the beach!
jenni

Stephanie said...

Love your beach treasures! I would love to be on a warm beach right now. The temps at our beach have been hovering in single digits with a strong wind. Brrr.

Cheryl said...

I agree with Jenni, it's just beach coral - until you pick it up and put it on on a shelf or in a display case, then it's a treasure.

Up here, it's way too cold to be anywhere near the beach right now. I'm 5 minutes away and during the winter, that's way too close. ;)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Finding hearts at the beach...that's amazing :)

Kia said...

Sweet findings! :)
And what a wonderful way to start a Sunday.

bajaderka said...

Aaaah, nature at it's best! Wonderful finds and so beautifully shown :)

Dotti said...

Such amazing beach finds! Thanks for sharing them.

Linda Kittmer said...

Great eye Pat. Those are beautiful and perfect for this week's theme!

Carol said...

Great finds and great images.

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

How lovely to be able to walk along the beach love your beach finds ( visiting from Texture Tuesday)

graciebinoya.com said...

Awesome find. Beautiful images for Texture Tuesday.

Barbara said...

What lovely treasures. I can just imagine how peaceful and wonderful that beach walk must be. Here from Texture Tuesday.

sherrygaley said...

Love these serendipitous finds on the beach. Nice!

Barbara said...

so cool, I love beach finds.

Jeanie said...

Your timing is impeccable and these are just wonderful finds. Many smiles to find a heart!

Beverly said...

Both are such beach beauties! Would love to find something like that one day! Special pieces for this week!

Nancy Claeys said...

Amazing finds on your walks Pat -- how nice to have the beach to yourself. :)

Nina Bille said...

The quiet mornings on the beach are one of the best memories from weekends by the sea ... Hearing the waves slowly rolling in, feeling the soft breeze, and smelling the fresh sea water, hearing the sea guls and feeling the soft sand under your feet! The texture of the "heart" is very special, it looks like there's small stars on it? Enjoy the walks!

Evelyn S. said...

How fortunate you are to have a beach to yourselves for such a long walk! That "pink" coral(?) is fabulous...and I do love the colors in an abalone shell, even though I'm a definite "in-lander."

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Your beach walks sound wonderful! Great finds on your walk!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful treasures and captures of them! Seven miles, wow good for you. It must fill your creative soul!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

Treasures in the shape of a heart is prefect for this texture tuesday...
wonderful..
Hugs

Zena said...

Wonderful way to start a Sunday, wish I could do that. Great finds!

louciao said...

Fabulous, magical finds, obviously kissed by moonlight; so appropros for Valentines Day.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful tradition! The abalone shell is truly luscious! Thank you for sharing your beach treasures!

June Caedmon said...

What a blessing your mornings walk must be, Pat!

Sarah Huizenga said...

7+ miles that is awesome. Love the things you found on the beach.

Emily S said...

How awesome is that!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great finds!

cyndee starr said...

awesome treasures. what a great way to start each day.

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

Wow! I am so jealous you get to walk on the beach every Sunday.

Great photos/finds.

Julie said...

Yes, me too! A few days at the beach would be awesome! Love your take on TT! Very creative!

Lissa Forbes said...

I'm in awe that you have walked every Sunday morning for 7+ years!! So good for you. And beach walks are the best although I haven't found my way to the beach in quite a long time. I love your heart finds. I'm thinking the first one might be something like calcified squid or octopus, but that's just me speculating. It's very intriguing, for sure. Thanks for sharing in Walk and Click Wednesdays!!

meleah rebeccah said...

"The beach is my own - rarely do I see another person for at least an hour.  I especially love it when the tide is low - makes walking much easier - and when the moon is full - heavenly!  This morning the moon was just a whisper, but the sky was filled with stars"

That sounds INCREDIBLY peaceful!

And as usual, I absolutely love these photos!