Here is my week 50 page. We had a surprise when we woke up to snow last Friday. Huge snowflakes were falling and it all looked like we were going to be a snow scene. Thick clouds covered the hills. As the morning progressed it stopped snowing, the clouds lifted and the views were spectacular. I wanted to photograph the day for my blog and decided this could also be my collecting walk, so off we went. The photographer took the first photograph from the top of the temporary railway bridge. Meanwhile I dashed down the steps to the shore, feeling like an excited child because of this.
It was just so beautiful walking with the blue sky and the sunshine on this crisp clear day. The Lakeland mountains looked like a postcard. The oyster catchers and gulls flying over the water. We walked up to the stony beach past the limestone barrier. The sand was very wet and sloppy but it was here in the little puddles that I collected the tiny pale coloured shells. The huge white Mountain across the sands seemed to rise up out of the ground with such majesty with its clean white covering and the mist clinging to the lower valleys. The sky looked so blue, it felt so still, so calm, so beautiful.
Slowly the tide crept across the shore. We pottered around like a pair of children as I collected my shells and bits of seaweed and my husband enjoyed capturing the day. Several trains rumbled past us, faces look out of the carriage windows. The sand was really soft and sloppy, as my feet sink into the sand I felt the panic, childhood memories of the sinky sands, back onto more solid land!
We walked back along the edge of the tidal river as the water slowly filled into the estuary, now the highest tides are over it was a gentle calm movement contained within the river banks. I saw some extra long lengths of seaweed, up to six feet and too big for my pages! Then we found the large pine cone washed onto the shore. Each week I always wonder what will I find, each week something new and exciting is delivered for me. We left after two hours, the sun had gone, clouds again building up and the day turning darker and a drop in the temperature. Last photographs as we left about 3 pm.
So here is my page for week 50. I did a pencil drawing of the large pine cone and lots of the little shells. Then I added the seaweeds and finally the five red berries. The pine cone is a pencil drawing and the other objects I have used the acrylic inks and a fine brush.
just the berries to add
Hope you enjoyed seeing the snow, it has mostly gone now, I am glad we captured the day. Hope you like the page for week 50. Thank you for the lovely comments. I would like to say to all my readers, "Happy Christmas and have a wonderful time".
I will be down on the shore collecting at some point in the weekend! Millyx