To quote a song these are a few of my favorite things.
Last week Chris took me on a work trip to Florida and made me a promise. He said we would stop at every beach along the way so I could get my toes in the sand repeatedly.
Well, we did not stop at each and every beach but we stopped at at least 10 so I was one happy camper.
The problem was the weather in Florida was unusually chilly (as was the rest of the country) so the beach walks I imagined did not happen quite as I had anticipated.
The scenario was more like this:
Get ziplock bag and label it.
Run to beach.
Fight blowing sand and wind and fill ziplock with sand.
Run back to car.
Turn heat seaters on.
I have a big glass jar that I keep sand in from different beaches we have visited and my goal was to add to it. Of course I just started doing this not too long ago so there is no way it has all of the beaches we have visited over the years. But it is still fun to see the different kinds of sand in the layers.
It’s kind of like the sands of time. The sand represents different times in my life. Different beaches. Different memories.
Do you have anything that reminds you of vacations or favorite places? I would love to hear about it in the comments section . Each comment this month means a 50 cent donation to ASPCA through our Comments for a Cause
If you need a little beach view feel free to click on this very short video. You can hear the wind and the surf which may not be a bad thing depending on what your weather is like in your corner of the world.
And what about that husband of mine? Pretty wonderful, right? I am blessed.
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Looked WAY too cold to be cavorting on a beach. But on second thought….cavorting on a cold beach is better than not cavorting at all.
I love your display of beach sands. This is such a cool idea. I remember collecting sea shells when I was a child, but it’s been SO long since we’ve been to a beach with shells.
The sand jar is very cool! It’s amazing how many different colors there are. I always try to buy something special, even if it’s small, from our trips. I think it sprung out of the time we spent my very-pregnant last Christmas in Arizona and I SO wanted to buy some beautiful Indian pottery but couldn’t afford it at the time. I’ve regretted not buying it ever since but now definitely get something wherever we go. Plus, I think another inspiration for that is my soapstone Inuit carving that my Dad bought years ago when we made a trip to Canada and that I now have. Nice memories!
I live by the beach now so I can go there anytime but yesterday it snowed on our beach!! Unbelievable. Apparently the first time in 60 years. Dot did not like the snow at all! Yes, you are blessed with a good guy by your side. On Sunday we will have been married 40 years. Another unbelievable!!
What a great idea to layer beach sand in a jar. I love this.
And, yes, you do have a wonderful husband. He also has a wonderful wife. You.
All couples who are still together are blessed.
What a clever idea – saving the sand.
Oh, I love your “sand” jar. You need to add sand from the Outer Banks of NC to that jar!!
I might have to start a new jar pretty soon and definitely when I come to the Outer Banks!
LOVE the idea of the different sands. And they all do look a bit different too! That’s such a cool idea. I normally collect shells and they just all go in a big jar. But I could never tell you where each shell came from. I should start labeling them inside.
Great man to let you stop… mine is the sort that just drives straight until he gets there. And you pray you don’t have to pee!! ha. But I am working on him, he’s getting better.
What a cool idea!!
You could actually do this with just about anything but I am partial to sand. 🙂