We walked towards the sea, the tide had gone down and lots of birds were on the sand. It was very slippery especially on the green slimey algae which covered the rocks, our feet sink into the sloppy mud and we had to watch where we were walking.
I was thrilled to find the mermaids purses, six different ones, and I knew that they are going to be part of my page as I was already arranging them and placing them in a row in my minds eye. Every red berry I found went into my bag and some interesting leaves with fascinating colours. A whole collection of objects came home with me, you can see them all in the photographs. I loved the piece of seaweed for the colour and shape and the delicate toadstool poking through the grass which I placed safely in my hat and carefully carried home.
My husband found all the pieces of china, little presents which made me smile, he knew they would. The line of old posts from the long forgotten jetty is where they often appear, a place where boats collected the slate from the village quarry. After a long walk I have all my treasures, my fill of fresh air, rosy cheeks and an appetite, so we wandered home for lunch. Then I started my drawings.
I started with the toadstool before it collapsed to nothing, and then I added some red berries.
On Monday evening it was the long piece of seaweed that finished the double page
Hope you like week 42, just ten weeks of the year to go.
|The old jetty, where we find the pottery shards|