Sunday, September 2, 2012

Beach on the Ottawa River

 I have the use of a car for the week,
so I drove to the end of the Dunrobin Road,
 to a tiny sandy beach that most of the world ignores.
 There was me, two people who were whale watching
(they said they had seen 11, but I think they were making it up - we are too far inland)
 and sand and shells, mostly fresh water clams,
 driftwood, and a couple of feathers,
 an old fishing lure (which I threw into the bushes away from the sand),
rocks, and more shells.
 I should have brought this snail shell home...
 I did very little to rearrange things,
 preferring the natural look.
 More shells,
 and driftwood.
 I started wondering how long sand stays on a given beach,
 how long before it is washed downstream to the next one...
 I was able to wade in the water,
 although the waves made the water murky
 beyond ankle depth.
 Altogether a wonderful day.

9 comments:

Dawn said...

Looks like a wonderful exploring beach day. I love the treasures one can stumble upon!

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful day at the beach. Lovely shots too.

Leovi said...

Delicious photos, a lovely place, these pictures are very beautiful poetic sequences. Greetings.

Buttons said...

Wow I love the way you see the world it is so close to the way I see it.
Whale watching that is hilarious but if you ever see one be sure to let me know I am not that far from there.
I hope your Wild Parsnip episode is over:)
About my cows eating apples that is their favourite treat. Take care B

Katrin said...

I love your beach shots! Those would have been perfect macro monday pictures, too ...

Bubbling Arroyo said...

Loved exploring the beach with you

Ingmarie We said...

So many interesting things you found on your trip to the beach. Lovely photos too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Excellent beachcombing, Judy!

Grandma C's Place said...

I love your beach photos.

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