Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lonely Thursday

Today has been a little sad and lonely, since daughter and SIL left yesterday evening. I busied myself this afternoon with a little window washing, then went to the beach, at access 2, to watch the sunset.

There were lots of sponge and pen shells. I did find a bubble shell, a couple of nice pairs of sailor's ears :-), a tiny, crusty starfish, a small piece of driftwood. It was sunny and I thought it felt warm this afternoon. I heard on the radio that it was 68 but felt like 72. This evening on the beach, the breeze made it a little chilly, but I still had on a short sleeve T shirt. There were several people out, most of them had on long sleeved shirts or a light jacket.

The sky was cloudless, but the sunset was pretty and there were just a few clouds along the horizon that hadn't been visible until the sun was nearly down.



















17 comments:

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Sorry you're missing your daughter and SIL. It's always hard when the visit is over. It looks and sounds like they enjoyed their trip.

Thanks for the sunset~

Tink *~*~* said...

aw, I'm sorry you are feeling blue, my friend. I love that red stemmy stuff you found - will it stay red, do you think, or will it just fade as it dries out?

Tink *~*~*

Tootie said...

Thank you both. :-)

Tink, I've only tried to save one like that before and it got darker. The other orange one, I'm afraid will turn black. :-( Just thought I would try again. I'm going to do some reading and see if I can find a way to preserve them better.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Tootie-soak 'em in alcohol overnight.It keeps them from fading too much.That's what I did with mine,and it worked.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

beautiful synthesis of the starfish on the shell!

Jacque said...

I just can't wait to get there! I am hoping my kids will be thrilled with the searching. I love love love your blog. Thanks for sharing

Snowbird said...

I've been thinking about Becky and SIL. How did she endure the trip home? I hope it wasn't too bad for her.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

And i forgot to add,after they've soaked in the alcohol,then dried,spray them with the satin urethane.

fishing guy said...

Tootie: What a great series of skies you have shown.

You had a bad link on the SWF site so no-one could get here. I found your site from a comment so relinked you and removed the wrong link. FG / SWF Team

Laura ~Peach~ said...

missing folks after they go back to their homes is hard... you have wonderful photos I feel like i ma there... love the beach treasures thank you for sharing them.

bobbie said...

Your post isn't designated as Sky Watch, but I'm assuming it is. In any case, you have some wonderful photos here.
I've always wanted to go to Sanibel. Never made it.

Louise said...

A peaceful, beautiful sunset. The beach would cheer me up if I were sad!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I understand your sadness. It is like going through empty nest syndrome after a wonderful visit with the children.

You sky photos are great but I really liked the sea creatures. I live in the middle of the country and rarely get to this kind of beach. So it all seems so exotic to me. I have no idea of what any of the items are except the starfish and I have seen sand dollars before.

The Arthur Clan said...

What a beautiful place you live in. Your photos are wonderful!

Tabib said...

Beautiful pictures series.
Lovely beech.

Tootie said...

Thanks for the info Chris. I'll try that! :-)

Mare said...

I also hope Becky and your SIL had a somewhat comfortable trip home.

I'm thinking they must have been pretty sad when they had to leave you, too. ;)

Beautiful sunset. I'd like to think it was put there for you to help chase the blues away...

=)