Sunday, March 13, 2011
tiny treasures from the sea
I'm learning how to use my new (used) Canon 20D. The pink shells I found near Pacific City on the Oregon Coast, at Whalen Island County Park. The teeny pink shells are everywhere on that beach. The agates I found at Road's End beach in Lincoln City. There, agate hunting can be a serious endeavor. I asked one man, on his hands and knees near the waves, why he was searching for agates. He said, "it's cheaper than therapy."
I have all kinds of treasures from our travels on display throughout our house, mostly on our windowsills and in blue Ball jars. I've always loved tiny treasures--when I was a kid, I was always bringing home little rocks and shells and bits of beach glass. Even now, sometimes I'll put my hand in my coat pocket and discover an agate I slipped in there on some trip or another!