We parked the car and wandered along the well worn footpath on top of the sand dunes to the beach. And I said, "please don't let me collect anything today". He just laughed and then asked, "Why? "
Of course he knew the answer as he knows better than anyone about my collecting habits! Moments later I am picking up a feather, then I put it down and walked away. But I really wanted the feather, so I went back and stuck it into the sand and said if I still wanted it I would collect it on our way back.
The day was beautiful, the views wonderful and that feelings of freedom with this vast expanse of space stretching out before us, which is why I love being anywhere on the shore. We wandered along the sandy beach and I see so many things I want to draw and I just have to pick them up and I failed miserably on the no collecting rule.
This was my bag, a small bag I found in my pocket which I managed to fill with feathers, beautiful feathers and some shells and a piece of seaweed that I could not bear to leave. The larger gull feathers all have fascinating white spots which will make great drawing subjects. And the brown and white feathers belong to the curlews, too lovely to resist and a few pretty shells thrown in for good measure.
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