Sunday, 17 February 2008

Sunday on the Beach With James

This weekend, my brother, sister-in-law and 5-year old nephew, James, are staying with us. Today was a beautiful, crisp, cold, sunny winter day, so we went for a walk on our favourite beach.

James was fascinated by a big patch of ice on the sand. Yes, it was that cold last night!
















Further up the beach we came upon some charming 'beach art' left by some children who had signed their names in the sand underneath it.

I liked this 'wind-chime'-y one so much I may try replicating it in the garden.





























This was an enticing little shelter someone - probably the same group of children - had constructed in a nook in the cliff wall. It was 'thatched' with grass and had a driftwood seat inside and a stash of shells. Very tempting to sneak in for a nap.














James found his own piece of driftwood, which became a magic ray gun...













...and created his own beach art















What fun!













11 comments:

Breezy said...

I love to walk on the beach in Winter. We always used to go at leat once over the Christmas hols. You've got me thinking we'll have to go while we're still in the UK

miss*R said...

I love that beach art! and the gorgeous little nook.. it made me gasp with delight when I looked at it.. what fun! I am off to the beach this weekend.. cannot wait xo

solsticedreamer said...

how fantatic!

like miss*r i too love the little sea side hide away~what a perfect little sea faery home :)

xoxoox

kathyann said...

I agree with miss r and solsticedreamer, the hide away looks wonderful,what a lovely day out you had !There is something quite special about a visit to the beach and the things you find,we don't get to do it as often as I would like!Love from Kathyann and the girls

Reya Mellicker said...

Beach art is fantastic! Who can resist drawing in damp sand.

Love the wind chimes. I bet shells make the most beautiful sounds when brought together. Thank you for the report and the pics!

Cottage Smallholder said...

The beach art is magical. Love the idea of the shell wind chimes.

How wonderful to create these things ad then just leave them for others to discover and enjoy!

Celticspirit said...

Great blog and beautiful pictures. I love the story of your proposal. Very romantic.

The Ginger Darlings said...

Lovely. Love the beach art hangig things.

Kelli said...

It looks like you have a wonderful time at the beach! I could spend all day at the beach and never get bored. Sigh.........

IsabellaCloset said...

Oh what very lovely photos and fun beach art! Such beautiful weather. Here in Ohio USA its very cold about 20 degrees and snowing. Thanks for sharing your delightful photos ~Mary~

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