Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Beach + Seaglass Roundup /4

Time to share some more beach treasures with you :) I think I whinged before about the vanishing amounts of seaglass in my area over the last 6 months or so, well I'm glad to report that period seems to have passed and the last few times have been epically awesome.

 

 

 

Although these guys above, aren't beach related I thought I'd throw them into this post; some feathers, gum nuts, rocks and snake skin from around our place.

 

 

My collections are growing pretty big now :) I also learned a new word this week, Knolling - I'll leave you with a link to wiki, to fill in the blanks.

 

10 comments:

  1. Knolling is a cool word, and I love to knoll(?).

    In the first picture, bottom left hand corner - is that a tile?

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    1. I love to knoll too! he he he. It is a tile, it seemed too awesome (not!) to take home with me :)

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  2. but wouldn't it be a good sign? sea glass, as beautiful as it is, is broken bottle that should have ended up in a recycle bin and not the ocean in the first place. I know I probably sound like my own grandmother. and collecting sea glass is one of my earliest holiday memories. but still. these days with rubbish everywhere I'd love to see less of pretty much any of that stuff.

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    1. Thanks for spinning that perspective! So true :) You know a really awesome thing about our beaches or at least the beaches I've known in my area is our rubbish content is pretty low. I will always pick up rubbish if I ever see if lying on the beach, like a discarded drink bottle or beer cap and pop it in the bin on the way out but I'm always amazed at relatively how clean the beaches are. Saying that people do litter all the time, we don't have big consequences for doing so but we do have good campaigns running like "clean up australia" which I think instills some goodness in peeps. It's a lot harder to find shards of fresh glass than it is seaglass so I imagine over the years the amount of seaglass will continue to decrease. I dunno if that's a bunk theory or not! The increase in sea glass at the moment has also meant an increase in shells, so my mind imagines the waves shifting great amounts of debris from the bottom of the ocean onto the beach. I'd like to learn a bit more about it all though because at the moment it just comes from my imagination.

      Now if someone said to me in the future, would I like to see zero sea glass I might need a minute or two to answer that one!

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  3. I love seeing your collections and the way you organize them! And I always say or think that I don't see as nearly as pretty things when I'm going to beaches near where i am but perhaps I'm not looking correctly. You know how they say look further than what your eyes are showing? I should learn how to do that more :)

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    1. The particular beach I go to gets heaps of shells/shell grit washed up so that's a good sign there will be some sea glass in the mix, I find sea glass really easy to spot now but if I go with someone with fresh eyes I notice they can't see it as easily (and I definitely would have been that person too!) BUT not all beaches get the same wash up, so it's impossible to see things if they aren't there! Have to try lots of beaches I think is my best advice :)

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  4. Cool, I really like these collections. My dad has a bunch of shadowboxes from his childhood with collections like these!

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  5. i love your findings.. it's hard for me to get such gream gems :)

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    1. I'm really fortunate for my local beaches :)

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