Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gifts from the Sea

When I had a cat, before having a husband who is allergic to cats, that cat would leave little presents on the doorstep for me: mice, once a ferret, various types of bird. Guests also leave small gifts behind sometimes, beautiful stones and shells that they have carried back from the beach and deposited on the window sill or mantelpiece. These objects come in all shapes and sizes. In shallow water, some stones appear irresistible. Often they have been tossed about in the waves for years. I particularly like the sparkly one. Check them out!