Sunset, sea glass & seals...
What else could we do on a Wednesday evening - a day of beautiful spring sunshine, after weeks of rain? We pack a flask of tea, grab dinner from the Chip shop & head straight to the beach of course. :)
A spot of beach combing didn't provide much driftwood unfortunately, but it did gift me with some lovely unusual treasures! A huge piece of glistening green sea glass was pounced upon as soon as I saw it...so very tactile & special. Then my Husband wanders up clutching a very curious object indeed... a metal shining gold man, at least the length of my hand! Where did he come from I wonder? What lost, shipwrecked item has he fallen from?
I am looking forward to finding a way to include him in one of my driftwood hearts!!
You truly never know quite what you will find amongst the seaweed & pebbles...
Then, as we sat by the water to watch the sun set...all milky blue skies and golden clouds... a little black head popped out of the calm waves right in front of us.
A SEAL!! We exclaimed :)
Very exciting for us, as we've never seen one that close. And we've been visiting that beach for years.
He appeared to be having a leisurely swim along the shore, popping up every now & again. When suddenly he was right back in front of us again & did a little swoosh up out of the water & a very energetic dive. I like to think he was showing off for our benefit... heehee :)
We sat there for a good 10 minutes watching his laps around the small bay, before the sun sank ever lower, & my dog decided her feet were getting chilly & so attempted to climb onto my lap & lie down.
I say attempted because she is a rather large Basset Hound, & can only get her front half onto my lap...lol.
We reached home just before the sun disappeared, and so I grabbed my camera for a quick pic out of my studio window to the hills beyond... to show you how stunning it had been!
Sunsets never fail to amaze me with their beauty... no matter how many I see.
I have been enjoying my driftwood creations a lot lately. I find it so meditative to play with driftwood & glue, & shells. My newest 'hearts' are my favourites though. I have one in my lounge & plan to make a really huge one one day.
There are a few driftwood hearts left in my Etsy shop... & it may be a while before I can make any more for sale, as I never know when I will find a big haul of driftwood, & I'm almost out. Plus I have one or two commissions for when I do get more.