Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beach Glass

After all the storms yesterday/last night, we woke up to this

It was obviously going to be a beautiful day. But Hubster and I had decided that we’d head home around noon, regardless of the weather. He offered our house for a work mini-retreat tomorrow (yes, he checked with me first!), so we didn’t want to be rushed while getting the details taken care of for tomorrow.

So I woke up this morning, got mostly packed to go home, and headed for the beach. As you can tell in the above picture, the waves were significantly lower today, which led me to believe it would be a good beach glass day. I had no idea how right I was.

After a 90-minute walk on the beach (and let me tell you, my knees and ankles are grouching at me about that tonight!), I had as much glass in my pocket as I’d collected in the week to-date. Even though my “standard” for the day was that anything I picked up had to be bigger than a nickel or not clear/white glass.

Here’s the weirdest thing I found:

If your name is R, and you lost your bier stein overboard in Lake Erie, I think I have its handle. Sorry about that!

And the whole haul:

This isn’t the best photo (it's dark now, or I'd re-shoot), and you can’t really tell how huge those bottom few pieces are. I’ll just clarify that I brought home FOUR pieces of glass that are too big for me to close my fist around while they’re in the palm of my hand. One is obviously 1/4 of the bottom of a beer bottle, and the other three are all slightly bigger. Unbelievable.

Someone asked if I have plans for all this beach glass. I don't. I just love collecting it and will figure something out later.

We’re back in the ‘Burgh (and oh, yeah. It’s our anniversary. Kinda forgot about that, but I’ve been married to the Hubster for six years now!). Don’t know when I’ll be headed back up to the Lake, but I will be scheduling those last 12 days of vacation very shortly!

Hope you all had a great weekend!


pdxknitterati said...

That's an awesome shot of the water; I love how deep blue it is out there at the farthest reaches. The beach glass is really pretty, too. I keep glass and shells in a dish in my powder room. I just like it!

Bezzie said...

Love the handle!!! Incredible haul!

SJ said...

Happy anniversary!

Can't wait to see what happens to all that beach class. The beer stein handle is hilarious!

Jenn said...

That handle is excellent!

Trillian42 said...

Happy anniversary!

I'm loving seeing the beach glass - and I definitely hope you do something fun with it, even if that's just put it all in a big glass bowl to display it!

Zonda said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

How cool to find that handle! I think put in a glass container would be a great way to display it :)