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Beach Farewell…Again


It has been nice to be home this week, but Mrs. M. has called and I will be returning to Oregon tomorrow. One last, late afternoon visit to my beach, and I collected some sand to make her a beach scene in a glass dome. She loves the beach too, so I will take her one of her own. (Beach therapy in glassware)

The driftwood bull carving was still there and I told him how much you all enjoyed him:>) Here are a few other beauties and oddities that I gathered with my camera today.

What? PHALL PHOTO 2013

What? Don’t ask me…



Results of stormy weather. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Results of stormy weather. Some incredible finds. This is my therapy and I see stories here too!



Beach art. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Beach art. Another view, still odd.

I could actually smell winter at the beach today. I didn’t last long outside, but found some pretty beach glass, a Westport moonstone (round, smooth, clear rock), a heart-shaped stone and a piece of petrified wood. No agates, but still, some goodies to make Mrs. M.’s mini-beach!

Have a great week and I will be back online as soon as I can.






Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

27 thoughts on “Beach Farewell…Again

  1. Driftwood is great stuff. I used to collect it. Now I have no room, but back when … Each piece is a miracle in and of itself.

  2. How sweet of you to take some of the beach back to Mrs. M. Sorry you haven’t finished your tour of duty yet. I know how hard it is to be away from the place we cherish as home.

  3. Beautiful pictures šŸ™‚ I feel when memories or feelings are attached with a place then those pictures become even more valuable šŸ™‚

    • Thank you and I agree that our feelings about a place add value. Many would be surprised how often I visit memories by looking through my photos. I don’t have or watch T.V., but probably spend as much time looking at photos, as others spend watching T.V.
      Glad you stopped by.

  4. Lovely post Patti, some stunning photos, and I just love the idea of the beach scene in a glass dome – fabulous! I haven’t been to my nearest beach (only 25mins by car) for a while…reading your post I feel it calling. Enjoy your time with Mrs M, sounds like you’re a blessing to each other – you’re quite a woman yourself my friend šŸ™‚ Love and hugs, Harula xxxxxxx

    • Oh, Harula, I miss you! I went looking for you the other day, but got sidetracked by who knows what. You keep crossing my mind…
      I hope all is well in your world. The new WP reader frustrates me, so I have not been looking there much.
      And you are right, this is good for both of us.
      Love & Hugs back!

  5. What wonderful therapy the beach scene will be for Mrs.M. apart from having you back there of course. I love the photographs and think that beach, that day would have been Heaven for a sculptor of driftwood. Maybe the bull will be joined by some friends.
    It’s odd but I live quite close to a beach but am soused to it that I haven’t visited it for over a year.The things we take for granted eh.
    May you return safely from your current tour of duty soon and get back to taking pictures for us.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Oh, David, get thee to the beach! :>)
      I want to say how glad I am that you are part of this community. I see you giving encouraging words to many people on the web, and I am glad to be one of them.
      Hugs back.

  6. I love your beach photos. My nearest beach is a couple of hours away and full of tourists. We haven’t been in years. I miss the beaches of the West Coast. When we lived in San Francisco, we used to pack a picnic and walk down (20 blocks or so) to Ocean Beach and watch the surfers. Everyone would be bundled up, even in summer, but it was always fun. You enjoy your time with Mrs. M as I know she must enjoy her time with you. The beach in a glass dome is a wonderful idea.

    • Thanks, Marie. One of favorite things is to watch the surfers. They are especially active in winter—with wet suits!
      Glad you enjoy the beach photos. I keep adding things to her mini-beach. I hope she lets me take a pic with her holding it:>)

  7. Beautiful beach and interesting images. Send a photo of that beach in a jar. I know you will. You’ll inspire me as I spend more time at Seneca Lake beaches (no hunting at the state parks) and stay out of my own woods during this first week of deer season. I hope life hands you surprising opportunities and adventures wherever you are.

    • Yes, I will get a photo with or w/out Mrs. M.
      I raised Sara & Jon surrounded by hundreds of acres of woods. Always had to keep them close during hunting season.
      I wonder what treasures the lake beaches hold? Any agates? Lots of serenity, I’m sure.
      I just couldn’t sleep last night, so I’m looking forward to a good nap in Oregon later:>)
      Will “see” you soon. Have a good day, Elaine.

  8. Safe journey, once again Patti! Love the pics! I also love your header, when I get to this page it is so bright and full of promise of spring to come! šŸ™‚

  9. Driftwood has so many stories to tell. Love the images of it!

  10. I’ve been an ocean baby since I was 8 years old. I love everything about it, the tides, sandbars, the washed up debris, the critters – horseshoe crabs that wander up, digging in the sand, and especially now, the tanning. It fills me in a way nothing else can. Looking at your photos just sitting in this room I can feel it all again.

    • So glad to share that being there feeling. Lots more on my
      I feel the same about the ocean.

      • Peace. Like so many things left when I grabbed hold of the opportunity to teach abroad, I no longer have a camera. I enjoy taking pictures but for now a camera can only be on a bucket list. Thank goodness for the cell, and iPhoto is fun but a camera’s the best.

      • Taking pictures has been good therapy, along with writing. I hope you get one soon. I loved that you took that opportunity and that you are such a supportive mom and grandma!

      • Thanks, I appreciate that. Sometimes I don’t feel I’ve done much good at all. It’s an unpaved road right now – a bit of a twist on the ‘road less traveled’. Stay tuned for the ground finally smoothed…

      • That’s why I admire you; I’m on that road too, but you have taken on passengers and I chose not to. I wish I could, but it is all I can do to keep myself going. So, you DO MUCH GOOD!

      • And yet when I reed your bio I thought of you as a superhero. Really. It was as if it’d steadied me and said keep going.

      • So you lean this way and I’ll lean that way and neither of us will fall down! Friends.

      • Sounds good to me. Friends.

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