touch, smell, remember
how did life get so busy
miss beachcombing days
All these shells and pieces of coral were collected in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.
Two weeks of warm sunshine, sitting on the beach, wandering slowly along the shoreline, knitting, reading and arranging shells ……. ah! ………… sigh …….
You might recognize some pieces that have been used in my shell pictures.
My entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt: ORDERLY
Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: TOUCH and MISS
I could happily spend days arranging collections of objects in an orderly fashion – how about you?
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Escaping from the relentless rain here in the south of England, I go over my pictures of the glorious sunshine of Abu Dhabi. I can take my self back there with this view from my bedroom
Join me in soaking up the sunshine,
wandering along the beach …
finding interesting pieces of coral – is that what this is?
the beach did not at first look promising for beachcombing – one of my very favourite pastimes – but when I looked really closely
there were such delicate colours and beautiful fragments to be found ….
and eventually finding a few larger shells, I started to write names
And then I realised if I did a picture of the name of one of my grandchildren, then all eight needed to be done! More shells needed. …..
I got into a lovely routine of wandering slowly along the beach first thing each morning and ……..
mandalas started to take over from knitting designs.. . . …
Such a grasshopper mind!
What is it about sorting and arranging that is SO pleasing and relaxing ……