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Shoot Me NowSun, Sea Glass and Snow

Sun, Sea Glass and Snow
Published on Sunday, March 9, 2014 by

In all the years I have lived in the Hampton Roads area, I have never experienced anything like it.  Last Sunday we were sea glass hunting on our secret beach.  We had made it through a huge snow storm just a few weeks before.  On this day, Mother Nature had melted the snow and given us a 73 degree afternoon.

SEVENTY THREE DEGREES.  I was in snow boots just weeks before.  Now I was in a t-shirt on a sunny, beautiful beach!

Elizabeth River Mussels

collecting sea glass

walking fumble

Two wonderful finds.  A sea glass heart, a cobalt blue electrical piece and a purple sea glass bottle stopper.

glass stopper sea glass

The next day, this is what my street looked like.  THE VERY NEXT DAY. We went from snow boots to a t-shirt IN SEVENTY-THREE DEGREES to snow boots only hours later.  We rarely get snow.  RARELY.  And then this!

icy roads

Today, the following Sunday, we were back out on sea glass beach.  It wasn’t quite 73 degrees, but there was sun and yet another t-shirt.  This Mother Nature  of ours?  She has quite the sense of humor.


My two most unusual finds.  The first is some type of long glass piece.  The second is something like I have never seen before.  I believe it is a tiny antique doll house bottle that actually turned in to sea glass.  I had been crawling on the sand sifting through for treasure and there it was.

What are the odds?  Such an unusual piece on such a large stretch of sand… me on my hands and knees… and so tiny.   Did a little girl 60 years ago play with this bottle in her doll house?  Who was she? Where did she live?  Could she have ever imagined I would find it so long after?  If only treasures could talk!

antique doll house bottle

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