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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SEA GLASS IN A JAR

Sea Glass in a Jar
Soft light of the declining winter shines on my Long Island Sound collection of sea glass. Washed on shore by the mighty Atlantic -- picked up by my oldest daughter as she wondered along the beach. Now, they're pieces of history in my squat jar shining with white rays. The glass shards silently sing a cosmos song. 


She brought it to me this past summer to catch my light of seasons. It did just that. It has continued to reflect light of all the dimensional turns of the earth -- its past a secret.

25 comments:

  1. I adore sea glass. It's so historic, so mellow.

    Re your comment on my blog, I actually mentioned Andersonville in a post about my ancestors, so it's not that big of a stretch.

    http://willowmanor.blogspot.com/2010/04/pocket-watch.html

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  2. Oh, I just adore sea glass!! Your daughter was so lucky to find some, and the collection looks so pretty in your jar, catching the sun through the window.

    I was disappointed not to find any sea glass on all our beach walks in Maine, so I consoled myself with two pretty store-bought pieces - a suncatcher and a little set of chimes made from old spoon pieces and sea glass that makes a very pretty sound in the breeze. But it's not the same (and often not as authentic) as finding some yourself. For my birthday BW got me the book Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems. I'd leafed through it in a bookstore in Camden and fell in love with it. It's a fascinating and gorgeous book - I thought I'd mention it in case it might make a nice gift for your daughter the sea glass collector someday. :-)

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  3. Beautiful words and a beautiful picture, Barbara!

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  4. So simple it's beautiful. Sea glass has always fascinated me. We almost never find any on our Gulf Coast beaches here in Florida.

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  5. Mama-Bug -- I was not familiar with it until my daughter gave it to me. It really has a nice soft patina. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  6. Vicki -- Thanks for the kind words -- barbara

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  7. Laloofah -- thanks for the book suggestion -- I think my daughter has that book. Interesting that Maine coast does not have sea glass. Perhaps more trash was dropped in Long Island Sound than in Maine??? You did get some nice mementos during your Maine vacation.-- barbara

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  8. Tess -- OH I understand now - I just could not phantom why Andersonville was hooked up with your blog. Thanks for stopping by with a comment -- barbara

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  9. Kay -- I do enjoy them especially when the sun shines through my window. -- barbara

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  10. Stunning are the rays of sea glass... poetic spice.

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  11. Maine beaches do have sea glass - in fact, the stretch of beach in Bar Harbor where we went beach combing is famous for it, and a friend who lives in Kennebunk (where I used to live) finds it sometimes on her beach walks. That's why I was so disappointed not to find any! But at least I found my little heart stone. :-)

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  12. Lovely, and all the nicer for being a gift from your daughter.

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  13. Reflections -- Nice comments. Thanks -- barbara

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  14. Sheri -- Yes, she is a thoughtful daughter. Thanks -- barbara

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  15. Laloofah -- I jumped the gun on my assumption. Glad you clarified. I guess on your next trip to Maine you might find a bonaza of sea glass. Your heart stone sounds like one that you might be able to hold in the palm of your hand. Enjoy -- barbara

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  16. Sea glass in a "squat" jar -- oldstyle canned ocean! Love it -- Brendan

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  17. Brendan -- Love it -- "old style canned ocean" -- Thanks -- barbara

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  18. Love the seaglass. We get it here in the Chesapeake Bay. My favorite color is the green. Dianne

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  19. Dianne -- We land-bound folks aren't lucky enough to have the ocean near. The lovely green in my jar is barely translucent. -- barbara

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  20. I like your positive thinking there, Barbara! :-) Finding a bonanza of beach glass would be fun indeed! I love how you display yours, so now I'm more eager than ever to find some. We're planning a trip to the Oregon coast in late May and I'll be doing more beach-coming there... I wonder if there's sea glass on that coast, too?

    My heart stone is indeed one I can hold in my palm. It's less than ¾" in either direction ~ amazing I found it at all in the white sand!

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  21. That white curtain add so much here. Love it.

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  22. Janet -- What a very nice comment -- thanks -- barbara

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  23. Birdman -- I appreciate your comments. You have great photos on your blog. -- barbara

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