People usually go to the beach to tan or to play in the water or to relax by the surf – I don’t understand… So much treasure just waiting to be picked up. My son once found a beautiful watch for me in a bed of seaweed. My mother used to live near the Oregon coast, she collected agates she found at the seashore.
A good friend has collected ‘sea glass’ and turned it into a jewelry business. Ever see those guys out there with their metal detectors? I bet they find some good stuff…
When I go to the mountains there aren’t any shells…But there are leaves in the fall. I have a huge, old dictionary whose pages have leaves pressed between them. They’re beautiful. If it’s not fall, I can collect some rocks – well, we don’t have rocks in Florida so they are quite a find.
Once we were in Asheville strolling down the street – there were these brown prickly balls with a little stem lying everywhere. They looked like brown fuzzy maraschino cherries. Perfect for a bowl on my table.
Acorns are really cool looking, but we don’t have any oaks around us so I only have a couple. I recently started collecting seeds from my flowers – why not? I can store them and replant them the following season and not have to buy as many plants. I love cat tails – not the animal kind, the kind that grow on those blowing grasses. Stick them in a vase, they last forever.
Late in the year I pull out a collection of pine cones that I’ve had for over twenty years. While I certainly cannot put down the store bought collections we all have, I must say that the ones God has sprinkled about for us to enjoy are much more unique – and they’re free! Creation – the best collecting grounds there are…
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