Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summertime! Really? Let's go to the Beach!

Summer is here, although it has been hot for weeks, and now it's cooled down and raining. A nice break.
I wish I could send some rain to Texas and Arizona!
I have been thinking of beachcombing, and the cool pacific ocean,
so I took a few photos of my shell collection I keep in Jars in the bathroom.

I added a fresh gardenia from my neighbors bushes. She is so nice to share.
I do think the two go together perfectly.

We collected all the shells from Oregon and Fl. except the starfish.
I tried that, and you just can't get the bad smell from them.

So anyone ready for some cool ocean air?


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Great to be able to visit you tonight. Thanks for the wanting to send us some rain in Texas. We actually got a little last night and I can not tell you how happy it made me.
Hope your doing well.

Linda K. said...

Some cool ocean air could be used here! And send some rain to make the tinder dry desert bloom again! Your shell collection is awesome!
I feel refreshed already coming to your blog. What a cool post! Take care dear lady....


kathy mc said...

Beautiful photo's. I'm ready for the beach anytime. Love your shell collection.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Thanks so much for wanting to send us rain here in Texas, but we got a good rain last night, it was wonderful and much needed!!! Love your shell collection... and oh how I would love to be at the beach!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Marcie, -so good to say hello again to you,here.
I love all your beach items, can`t find half of those gorgeus nature things here on my beach, but the sight from here looks almost the same, as the one on your photo--BEAUTIFUL.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

I just caught up on your blog, you've done some great posts since I was last here. I love Miss Sandy too, such a sweet soul & talented. I am heading over to Lilla when I finish this, her work looks wonderful.
I love how you displayed your shells. We collect shells & rocks from everywhere we go. I will start rooting around the house for canisters & jars now.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I am from the Dallas, Texas area and went to beautiful Destin, Florida last week, I love the beach and that wonderful white sugar sand and turquoise water.

sandra said...

What a beautiful post! I love the way you've displayed your collection of shells, and that beautiful gardenia was the perfect touch! What a sweet neighbor to share her beauty with you. Oh, that picture of the ocean is so inviting.
Love ya,

meandering pearl said...

oh these are gorgeous!!! the gardenias must smell heavenly in there, & i especially love the sand dollar :)

im sorry i havn't been able to visit earlier things have been v.e.r.y. stressful around here with a friends worriesm but tonight i was able to manage a chance to say hello :)

hope your weekend is gorgeous!!!

such lovely thoughts

Barbara Jean said...

Fun post! Great treasures to remind you of home.

blessings sweet girl
barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Marcie, these photos are beautiful!
Hugs, Diane

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