The sea gatherer

She brings treasures.
Some of which are washed ashore.
Others lost by birds.

Most of my life I lived a bike ride from the sea.
The sound of the water splashing up against the harbor walls,
the dancing of the boats on the motion of the waves.
They're etched in my mind forever.

Although the bike ride is a car ride now,
our home is still quite close to the sea.

So whenever possible,
I love to go there
and gather shells and driftwood.

The mussels have such beautiful colored shells.
And inside is like a blue pearl.

While the outside can be rough and covered with interesting textures.

The soothing sound of waves coming and going.

I feel the sea is changing my path.
My footsteps are heading into new territory.
More days need to be spend with my feet in the water,
to see where the waves will bring me.


Sending you beachy sunshine,

xx Wen


  1. You have me hearing the waves and I can almost smell the salty air from those waves. Walking along the beach and finding treasures is a delightful way to spend a day. I have no beach near me where I live so I shall enjoy yours. June JOY...

  2. Oh Wendy, your first photo is such a lovely vignette of beautiful items! There's definitely something, lots of things, to love about the sea with the sand and glorious shells, textures, colours and smells!
    and I love that last collage of scenes and colours! You take gorgeous shots indeed.

    It's so nice to see you here again after such a while, and I do hope those waves will bring you to a place of peace and serenity for your soul. x

  3. What a beautiful blogpost today! I would have loved to see some sea glass in it too but probably your beach hasn't got any! I loved it!AriadnefromGreece!

  4. Dear Wendy, you have been on my mind, many times the last months,....wondering if you was ok? so it is with gladness I see this beautiful post today.
    I als as you know live close to the sea, and have so many wonderful hours spend there. Your photoes are stunning, dear friend, and I love your gorgeous finds. I hope to see you more again, Wendy.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  5. Beautiful photos!! Sending hugs

  6. long time no see. Your pictures are great. I'm still enjoying your present dear Wendy. Love, Alice

  7. Beautiful post! I wish I lived that close to the sea as you do! Hugs!

  8. Beautiful thoughts and photos. Blessings

  9. Dear Wendy so lovely to hear from you after this long pause! I do hope you are well and that these beautiful foamy waves and beautiful shells have ignited your energy and joy to create once again.
    You have been missed by me!
    Thanks sweetie for your lovely words and I hope more pass between us again here now!
    Warm hugs from me arriving as cool hugs to you there,
    Suzy xox

  10. Oh sweet friend, what a joy to stop in for a visit! How have you been, dear Wendy? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods :)

    Your post was such a blessing and so full of beauty. May you have a lovely weekend! Hugs!


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen