Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stories in the sand...

We have just returned from a few days away by the beach. A time to stop, to sit, to wander, to walk, to read, to swim, to dream.

Each morning and evening we walked along the expanse of beach and I loved coming across the stories in the sand that wee animals left behind them as they went about their business.

Aren't they beautiful and amazing?

The sand crab balls looked like whole countries on a globe to me -


The perfection of each one...



Rolling out to the sea...



And I don't know who was doing this - but I stopped often to smile at the this and that meanderings, every which way, curling here and wandering off there...




Every day was different, mornings, nights, tides in, tides out, sunshine, overcast.

'Tis good to stop and just be.

20 comments:

  1. nice to see you are having a break away and getting time to relax, l love your pictures from nature on the sand, l suppose we and the animals of the world are all mark makers of some kind in our own way, Now Fiona , back to book making- lol

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    1. Thanks Kate - it was a great break, and yep I am back to work! Go well.

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  2. It is a sand snail, love your photos.

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    1. Thank you Penny - now I have snails and crabs!

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  3. Wonderful shots! My toes are itching to walk there!!

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    1. Yes Annie you would have had eyes down like me as well I think - it was a lovely spot.

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    1. A very good break Ronnie with some fabulous accompaniments!

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  5. i have never seen those balls (admittedly i'm not on beaches much) those and the trails, well cool!

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    1. The balls were perfection V - I tried so hard not to stand on any!

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  6. There's nothing like a beach 'fix', particularly early in the morning. We are so lucky to live in relative peace.

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    1. We are indeed Jo - it's a great place to live.

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  7. Tiny balls and meandering trails, just beautiful, Fiona!

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  8. Gorgeous views! What a lovely time you must have had! All the best....Patti

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    1. Thanks Patti - the days were just as they should be; slow and gentle...and with wonder.

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