Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 24, 2011


I admit that the beach combing is better on this side of the country, simply because we have so many different coloured stones.  Beach glass (others call it sea glass) is getting harder and harder to find.  I only found one tiny piece of green on this trip, but I did bring home some cool rocks and shells.

The stones are also more impressive looking when they are wet.

They come in all different colours and sizes too.  Even the grains of sand are pretty.

Shells and crab bits in the seaweed.

Lots of clam shells in all sizes

Some rocks are even heart shaped.

The hole in the clam shell is where a seagull or other bird pecked through.

Teeny tiny and very fragile clam shell that was still connected at the 'hinge'.

I really liked that holey rock so I took it with me.  So much quartz too!

Mussel shell.

Doesn't this cloud look like the head and neck of a unicorn?


  1. beachcombing is one of my fave things to do on the ocean....i spend hours on the beach when i visit my mom. when i was a little girl and lived on l.i. sound, we would go digging for clams and then have a clam bake on the beach. hard to do in the midwest!!!

  2. You've made me look at sand in an entirely different way. In fact, I've never really looked at it before at all. It truly is a wonder.

  3. Those photos made me think of my oldest granddaughter and how much she loves finding stones on the beach and by lakes. :-D Lovely!

  4. Anonymous9:15 PM

    i've never found beach glass, but i did look the last time we were at the lake. at the tiny little lake we go to all summer we find all kinds of indian beads. ~kris