Thursday, October 8, 2015


Yesterday, it was so cool to see little bursts of rainbow forming in the spray as the waves curled up and at the same time, the wind blew droplets of water into the sun filled air. It was like watching magic as I ran up the beach. I also found a few spots that offered some sea glass. I couldn't help but create a different kind of rainbow and take a photo!

 Have a great day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The flats

This is really old. For some reason it was saved as a draft. Here is is.... months over due.

There is a section of our beach that I don't often visit. It is flat, away from the surf and often full of footprints (which makes it harder to see the sea glass). But in the last week the waves have been washing up higher and leaving this area smooth and clean. The waves leave behind small patches of sand and occasional pieces of glass. This is what I have been finding the last little while. And last week I found these beauties!
This is a staged photo. I liked how the two colors looked on the white piece of shell.

My collection from "the flats". Mostly small but some nice pieces.

Again, I staged this but I liked the various shades of green.

Fantastic color found in it's natural habitat!
 Today, Child #3 and I headed out for a beach walk. The beach looked so fresh and clean the only trash on the beach were all the birds. I think they like the smooth sand too! There are a lot of birds hanging out. Porpoises were out and I loved that they were close enough for Child #3 to see them. She was sure that it was a Mama, Papa and Baby! We only got a small pocket full, but I came home with a heart full of love for where I live and my darling baby, even if she is growing up so big (as she often reminds me!)
Little pieces I found on my beach walk today with Child #3.

Hope you do something today to fill your heart! Kirstin

A Photo Essay of my Life

I'll check us all up using photos - sorry, not one of them has sea glass!! I keep checking the beach on my runs but nothing... Here is how I have been using my time.

Took a vacation and "camped". Here is s'more time!

Morro Bay. Chopping wood for another fire.

This is what we camped in!!
Yes, we took the kids out of school for 4 days and drove up the CA coast. I have never done RV camping and I quite liked it! Plus, I drove our van behind the RV while the kids rode with Papa. It was nice quiet time for me.

Here is a part of a Sunday School lesson I taught a few weeks ago. It is from 1 Corinthians 13. A really great list if you ask me. I also taught about Chastity. Chastity and Charity - two intense topics:)

Less intense - I have been doing some canning. Check out the latest and greatest!

Strawberry jam

Marinara sauce from tons of tomatoes! I learned how to easily peel tomatoes.

Bread and Butter Pickles. I made these for my husband's birthday. They taste good - even with the sugar substitute.

We've been having some beautiful sunsets lately!

This is "pink time" when the sun is setting and everything is a lovely shade of pink.

More pink sky

 And if those photos weren't random enough, here are the last few to round everything out...
Finally, after 8 years of growing tomatoes - we have this! Thanks to lots and lots of sunny days!

Preparing for Halloween. I thought they were so cute!

Selfie in the kitchen!

Happy October!