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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Beach Walks and Lucky Rocks


Gifts from mother nature are at our feet.


We just need to take time to look.






They enrich our lives...


indoors and out







Have a great week and don't forget to look up too.

Love,

Sharon























26 comments:

Vee said...

A gal with the name "lovejoy" should find many hearts along the beach. What surprised me was the doughnut holes!

La Table De Nana said...

Look up..down..to the right and to the left:)
I think I have some of your rocks Sharon..TREASURES.
Love the vintage lunch box vignette:)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I also collect heart rocks, shells, leaves, bits of wood, etc. and look up too. Life is full of many blessings.

Lovely post ~ FlowerLady

Lorrie said...

There's a small collection of white rocks and a piece of sea glass on the dining room table - remnants of our walk on the beach on Sunday. Love these reminders of beauty in the small things.

Nellie said...

Absolutely lovely post, Sharon! It appears you have been enjoying the beach.

Sending happy September wishes to you!

Blessings,
Nellie

taylorsoutback said...

Being a collector of rocks also, just enjoyed this post so much! As our own gardens have ever growing touches of accents and edgings, a thousand years from now, some archeologist will shake their head wondering how rocks originating in Alaska and northwestern Canada ever got to Wisconsin. I shall leave them a note saying each was my souvenir from trips brought back in a special blue bucket my husband gave me...

Enjoy your walks along the beach...

Julie Marie said...

Sooo beautiful cousin Sharon... love all those pretty rocks in different shapes and colors... I call my finds "treasures from the trail" and I pick up something beautiful every time Jack and I walk... thanks for sharing your "treasures" and photos... I always tell people when they ask about our Nature walks, you don't just keep your eyes open... you keep an open heart and an open mind as well... love you, xoxo Julie Marie

Pom Pom said...

Hi Sharon! Oh, those coastal scenes are so lovely. I like to take home rocks. I found some pretty ones in Maine.

Anonymous said...

I love all of your finds Sharon. My grandson loves rocks and knows that I do also--He presented me with a lovely heart shaped rock this summer. It is one of my best treasures that resides on my kitchen windowsill. Thanks for sharing your treasures. ♥
Martha Ellen

Michelle said...

I always love finding those heart shaped rocks!

Bonnie K said...

I got to walk the beach for the first time. My poor husband hardly took a step when I wasn't picking up shells, rocks, and looking under the seaweed. It was amazing, just plain amazing. I even saw a little starfish. Life really is good.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Beautiful post, Sharon! I hope you are feeling wonderful these days!

Lydia said...

LOL- my inheritance was rocks- and I am happy.

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

When the kids were younger we always used to come back from the beach with pockets bulging. There are some rich colours in your collection.

Bill said...

A very nice reminder-and beautiful sunset photos.

Mim said...

oh I love the bowl of round eggy rocks - those are amazing. and the heart shaped ones - messages from somewhere, that's for sure.

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

I'm so happy to see you at the beach again! Finding joy in every step, every direction...:)
Great collections too!
love and hugs,
Deb and Boz

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Mim and Deborah Jean, SO GOOD to be here and to walk the shore. Eyes darting everywhere. Deb, you're in the same kind of place unless you returned home already.

Loved hearing from you all,

S

Pondside said...

There's a little collection of heart-shaped rocks on the veranda windowsill - lovely reminders of beach walks. Each time I go to one particular beach I pick up one large stone to bring home for the garden walk. I like them especially well in the winter when the are always wet from the rain, and look as they did on the beach.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear,

I can picture your collection! Yes, I love to see them wet, which is when they're most brilliant.

XX

S

camp and cottage living said...

Sharon
I'm a rock collector too, but you have so many more pretty hearts!
Living close to nature is a great blessing and inspiration too, I think.
Blessings-Kimberly

Vicki Boster said...

The beach--- sigh----
It's my favorite place to be. Such a celebration for the senses-- smell the air- feel the breeze-- see the beautiful treasures. I've never had a beach walk where I did not find something that I wanted to treasure.

Your photos leave me longing--

I'll be there soon:)
Xoxo
Vicki

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy said...

Must be Maine! Don't recall any rocks like that along the Pacific! But lovely. Thank you for sharing!

troutbirder said...

What a fantastic sunrise. It definitely pays to be an early riser...:)

Susan said...

It's one of the adventures I'm looking forward to with my grands being close to the ocean again for rock and shell hunts. I love imagining how long these treasures have been waiting for us to find, XOXO

Vicki Boster said...

Sharon- I don't think I've ever walked the beach and not found a treasure. Usually after a long walk my neck aches from looking down SO much!! Even without a found treasure-- the beach is a special place for me. For me it's a place to search my soul. I've made a lot of life decisions on my beach walks. When I lost my parents-- it's the first place I went---

Love
Vicki