I have always yearned to live on the Oregon coast. I love the ocean and can spend hours wandering the beach. I don't mind the rain, wind and fog....or the rough coldness of the coast. I had the opportunity to spend an entire week in a beach house in Waldport with no phone, television or internet access. Just time to rest, relax and catch up on my reading and cross stitch. The weather was beautiful and each evening there was an amazing sunset, the sky different every time.
A lonely little star in the sand? It looks like a star fish but it is just an illusion. It really happens to be parts of a crab shell.
This guy was sunning himself and soaking his feet in the surf. He looked rather irritated that I was there.
I caught this bird working furiously to fly against the wind. It looked like he was in slow motion. Look at the blue of the sky and ocean. This was the most beautiful day.
I choose to believe in symbols and messages. At one point my oldest daughter was on my mind and I was wondering if she was in a place as wondrous as we hope heaven is and wishing for some sort of sign that she was happy. I stumbled upon these two sand dollars side by side. The small one represents my daughter showing that she is happy and whole and the other represents myself...a piece of my heart forever gone.