What the Water Gave Me

I’m not one to fling myself into the ocean much when I go to the beach. Sure, our beaches are beautiful, and I’ll wade in every now and again. But what I love most is walking along the sand searching for the odd, the interesting, and the magical. Yeah, I’m one of those ones you see crouched beside rock pools or hovering over dumpings of shells and rocks on the sea-licked expanse.

It’s easy to lose track of time and place when there’s so much to explore, with the afternoon wind and waves crashing in the background.

Sometimes I’ll collect things I find and like (though who knows what I’m gonna do with that pile of weird sea rocks & shells, or the funky driftwood stick…).

Other things, however, can’t be taken except in picture form. Either because they can’t be picked up, or you get the feeling they’re where they belong. Here are a few of my favourites from recent wanderings along Sydney’s Northern Beaches armed with my iPhone 4s.

A favourite escape

Narrabeen – a favourite escape

 

Sand stars?

Sand stars?

 

Arrangement as found

Sometimes Nature does its own arrangements

 

This made me think of a faery ring...  Sea-fae?

This made me think of a faery ring. Sea-faery-style.

 

I did say the odd and the interesting...

I did say the odd and the interesting…

 

I feel there's kind of sad beauty to this find.

There’s kind of a sad beauty to this find, I feel.

 

I wonder what its story was.

I wonder what its story was.

 

It still fascinates me now. Life, death, and what is left behind.

It still fascinates me now.

 

Life, death, and what’s left behind. The sea produces so many treasures for those who recognise them, and who take the time to visit.

Thank you for visiting!

 

(And thanks to Florence and the Machine for the title inspiration) 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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