Friday, March 22, 2013

Things Are Looking Down


Sometimes it pays to keep your head down. Look what I almost missed last weekend:


A bright coloured rock and Sophie's paw print.....


A heart-shaped rock.....


And yet another! Trying to tell me something?


Clam shell....


This time of year can be tough on the wild-life.


Sad to say but 'plastics' are very common in or near the ocean. And yes, I took this with me.


Fallen tree on beach from erosion. It reminded me of something
 from artist Georgia O'Keefe.


And to think this stone will one day completely be this sand.


27 comments:

  1. Rocks...
    Yep, looking down can be a good thing.
    Lovely driftwood, too.

    G.M., J.

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    1. G.E.,S.
      There are so many rocks and driftwood on this beach Sharon, you would go bonkers!! lol

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  2. Beautiful photos! My father always told us to not look at our feet when we walked. Just think what we would have missed.

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    1. Good advice for sure from your Dad Mitch. I think we were all told that....builds character and sends the right impression out there! All good.
      But the opposite can be rewarding too for a number of reasons......all those 'missed' treasures!!

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  3. I have been doing frequent beach cleans on the Long Beach Peninsula.

    I never walk the beach without a plastic bag. So much drifting in from the Pacific.

    But the little wonders, the perfect spiral of a shell, the unique sea grasses... they capture my spirit

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    1. I hear you are not the only one cleaning up the west coast beaches now! All the debris from Japan.....must be overwhelming to say the least.
      You are correct, it's those little wonders that are precious. Good to see you.

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    1. Aye aye me hearties!!!Lots of the good stuff on the beaches around here!!

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  5. Hello Jim,
    Great images, such depth. It's fun to see what is missed by not looking down! I hunt for four leaf clover while dog walking! (found two!)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ivan

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    1. I hope you found one today, Ivan since it's a very special day for you!! I must do that too when spring is here for good....haven't searched for a four-leaf clover in years.
      Happy Birthday Ivan!

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  6. Up, down, all around... You have to keep your eyes busy because there's no telling where you'll find something interesting to photograph! Great photos, Jim.

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    1. As you know and have done I am sure, we can photograph just about anything, right?
      Thanks Martha.

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  7. All of the heart shaped rocks you happened upon reminds me of Cole Porters song "Lets Do It." :)

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    1. I'll have to look that on up Mick. It's even before my time!! lol
      What a great time you guys had at the Casablanca season kickoff, Mick! Good job! Where do you get all that energy? Oh yeah you're young!!

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  8. cool! I love those heart rocks, I find quite a few of them in our woods here in missouri-and I am making a rocked shower in our bathroom which has quite a few of these-have an awesome weekend

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    1. That shower sounds interesting Kathy. I bet it will be lovely when completed. Heart rocks in the forest?! Go figure. And all along I thought it had to do with the movement of the ocean over the rocks!!

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  9. I love Sophie's paw print.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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    1. Hi Janie. I just couldn't pass this one up! Good to see you.

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  10. Hi Jim!
    It's been fun catching up on all of your posts that I missed! So many gorgeous photos of wet sand, melting ice, and sun-lit beaches ~ great music too!

    I was fascinated to learn that Eastern Passage was "discovered" by James Cook! I'm so used to associating him with the Pacific. Years ago on the Big Island, Terry and I hiked through a plantation and down a grown over WWII jeep trail onto Kealakekua Bay to see where Cook was killed. I need to find out more about his travels to NS and NFLD.

    As always, I enjoy your Monday posts; but, abandoning hope always makes me think of Dante and Hell! I could contemplate endlessly on your beautiful reflection photo though.

    Our home in Freeport down on the islands had a tin roof. I'll have to pass the Hali Deli post on to my niece Sara who goes to Dalhousie. We were skyping her during the March Birthdays get together we had in Calgary while I was there. Four of us were celebrating our birthdays from 17 to 90!

    Which years were you at Acadia? You had to have overlapped with Ron and me. Who knows, we may have crossed paths!

    This comment must seem a little ADHD! Guess what? My sister Barb revealed that the sibs nicknamed me "The ADHD One!" Really?! I liked "The Butterfly" and "The Peacemaker" better. Oh well, at least I'm not "The Volcano" like Barb!

    I hope you are having the best of days!





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    1. Hi Louise. Good to have you back!I was surprised too when I read Cook discovered Eastern Passage....full of surprises that guy!

      I was at Acadia from June 1973 to July 1974 for a 12 month B.Ed in Special Education. I met Ron in June 1973. He worked at the Post Office and I HAD to pick up my mail DAILY!!! The rest is history! So you and I weren't there at the same time. When I was at SMU I worked for a year or two while getting my BA.
      You ADHD people can multitask like nobody's business! I envy you. Some of my best friends are ADHD!! lol

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    2. I guess you and I weren't together, Jim!
      Post Office, eh? I met Terry at a bus stop.
      Such ordinary places with extraordinary results!
      By the way, I meant tin ceilings in our Freeport house!
      Have a good one!

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  11. How funny, yesterday on our walk I saw a juniper tree branch that made me think of driftwood. It was similar to the one you pictured here.

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    1. Must have been the 'red' bark?! Different coasts but really not that different at all!

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    1. There were more as there usually are at the beach....these were the most interesting I thought. Have a good weekend Pat.

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  13. Those heart shaped rocks - love is in the air.

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    1. Sounds like the 'Love Boat' theme!!! lol Have a great weekend Terry!

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