Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nature Walk: The Beach in December

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

This morning, the tide was low and the air was mild and still. It was the perfect time of day for Jantje, the littlest one and I to get outside and collect driftwood for Jantje's sculptures.

Of course, we also picked up a few rocks and seashells along the way as we searched for signs of life at the water's edge.

There's something special about the seashore in late fall. The trees are gray and the seagrass is brown, yet bits of crimson and emerald stand out amongst the neutral colours.

And although we know the snow and ice - not long away - will soon turn the colours to white, we will still wander near the sea and hear the lapping of the waves, because the ocean will never freeze...


  1. We are so happy that you love the land! Jackie

  2. I always get excited when I see that you have a new blog entry on beach-walking and driftwood since I usually catch a glimpse of the beach in front of our house (and especially "Magical Rock") in your photographs! While we are away from our beautiful point, I will have to live vicariously through your Blog. Keep beach-walking and stay warm! (Your neighbour) Phil and Jayne :)

    1. So glad you're enjoying the posts. We'll keep them coming!