Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Sparkling Afternoon

The beach was nearly deserted yesterday afternoon. The north wind was blowing strong and cold.

The afternoon light made the surface of the water sparkle.

We were on a mission - collecting beach rocks for garden projects. My daughter was looking for large dark ones to line a walkway. Mine needed to be small and flat for attaching to a wall.

A single wild stock was blooming among the rocks, oblivious to the salty air, thriving where it grew.


steven said...

i love the beach time myself - the little treasures, little settings, the big space all combine to push away the silliness of daily life. steven

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

A day in the life of a pair of Cali girls...paradise for sure...we haven't seen the sun in days!!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Vita Sackville West once said of her garden at Sissinghurst that the most pleasing arrangements in her garden were the ones where the plant itself had chosen where to grow. That is surely true of that beautiful wild stock.

Rachel Fenton said...

I love what Weaver said there.

My sone would have a field day with those rocks! We had to bring some home yesterday, so that he could finish his building project on the deck! He'll take them all back tomorrow and bring something new home in his bucket! Can't wait!