Friday, February 21, 2014

Beachcombing series No.71 (Hulls Cove, August 14, 2013)

Beach stones, Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis), driftwood, U.S. penny, acorn cap (Quercus sp.), sea glass, barnacles (Semibalanus balanoides), Waved Whelk (Buccinum undatum), stoneware fragment, Moon snail (Lunatia heros), paper scrap, beach china, aluminum soda can fragment. The red paint on the rock is left from last summer, when the schooner Margaret Todd was hauled up on the beach to repaint her hull.

A wonderful and surreal thing about blogging is that you can become friendly with people who you have never met, and they can live anywhere in the world. You feel like you know a part of them through their posts, and another bit through commenting on each other's work. Anke and Ariadne and Diana, if I ever end up in Germany or Greece or Montana, for sure we will meet up over coffee or cocktails (depending on the time of day) and talk! 

Every now and then, all the planets line up and you get to meet someone you've only known through blog posts and emails.

Back in August, Justine Hand (of the so-beautiful Designskool blog) was vacationing in my part of the world and we finally got to meet face-to-face. And because we are quirky this way, instead of meeting for lunch we went beachcombing with her family. (My teenagers won't come along anymore.) Check out the hoodie her son wore:

 Even better accessorized with seaweed and attitude:

Justine's daughter is the best beachcomber I've ever met. Maybe it helps that she's so much closer to the ground, but she has an eagle eye for sea glass. That gorgeous blue piece in the center of the top photo? I didn't find it, Solvi gave it to me!

If you'd like to see more photos from the day, Justine posted some lovely ones on her own blog.


  1. Jennifer, I would love to meet you in person, in Maine or Montana! And I would love to go beachcombing with you - that's one of my favorite activities. In Montana, we'd hike through the woods and find interesting bits. :)

    1. That would be awesome. Your photos have been making me crave mountains!

  2. I will be in Maine in July!It would be fun to meet too!AriadnefromGreece!

    1. No kidding! Where in Maine, and what brings you here? You can send me a private message through the contact form on my website: I'll see you in July!

    2. I just sent you a message through your page.AriadnefromGreece!

  3. Hello, Jennifer Steen Booher.

    Good feeling works.
    Thank you for your visiting always.

    Best week is coming.
    From Japan, ruma ❃