Friday, March 13, 2015

Picking up shells

I've been picking up shells for a long time.  I have some shells that I have kept with me in cans, plastic bags, and pasta jars.  Some have been with me since my twenties so it has been a long time.  Some I have mixed with sand and had them on top of a refrigerator and others I kept at my desk to remind me there was beauty outside those four walls. 
Recently though I was using these unique shells as a backdrop for some pictures of sea glass jewelry I was making.  As I picked each shell I was reminded in a sense why I had chosen each one.  They had curious designs better than any fabric I could purchase and hues with combinations only a great artist could make. Some shimmered while others told  stories. What a beautiful world we live in!
Then I was reminded that this was the material sand was made of and that was what the Lord used to keep track of his thoughts about me---about you. Yes,  that is how much he loves us, more than all the grains of sand on the beach.  We can't count the grains of sand but He can and his love never ends.
If you want to know Him and his love email me and I will point the way.  God bless.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Roosters and Chickens

Clucking hens and Hysterical Roosters could have been another title.  Roosters frighten so easily when someone is sneaking up on them with a camera.

Flamboyanes Blooming in March?

Yes, isn't that incredible?

Looking for Beach Glass


Yesterday, I thought that I would go sea combing to find some sea glass and headed off to the beach.  Unfortunately I had gotten erroneous information and it wasn't low tide at all but instead the tide was coming in.  But my saga actually began on my way to the beach.  I entered Punta Tuna past the gates when a small car approached me coming from the beach and what looked to be young man with a hard look on his features asked me if they closed those gates. He already knew the answer.  There is a great big sign.  I said yes and in fact they would be closing the gate real soon.  I got a pretty good look at him and his girlfriend.  She had a white shirt and looked thin.  He had his hair trimmed and looked to be wearing a grey t-shirt.  I looked back as they left to see if they had left.  They delayed but I kept walking.  

I approached the beach and steadily made a move towards where I thought the sea glass might be but there was none to be found. It was then when I heard a whistle, and it was the couple standing on the forest's edge.  I ignored them and kept walking.  Then I turned around and they were still there.  That is when I reached into my bag and pulled out my phone and made a phone call.  First I called the guard, and had to leave a message because the guard was doing his round.  Then I proceeded to "call" my heavenly Father on the phone.  I "talked" for a while.  When the couple saw me "talking" on the phone they quickly left.  Then, I really started praying, asking God to send someone who could go down the deserted path with me.  Suddenly, to my relief and surprise, this tall man came jogging up around the corner on the beach.  I thought he would keep jogging passed me but instead he went into the path. I wanted to call out to him to wait up, but instead I thought I better keep up with him and started to jog as well.  Later I struck up a conversation with him as he stretched and did some boxing moves.  Turns out he lives in the area, born and raised in Maunabo.  After conversing with him and him telling me about some upcoming turtle sightings opportunities he left and went back into the path to continue jogging on the beach.  I am so grateful he came when he did! 

Thank you, Lord for your answer to my call! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Washing Hairbrushes

Did you know that hairbrushes need a shampoo once in a while?  When I see my hair brushes getting grungy I know it's time.  So when I noticed there was a layer of hair and some dust I did what I needed to do.  I gathered up my hair brushes and put them in some warm water and added some of my shampoo.  I let them sit for a minute or two and then grabbed a comb and began to remove the hair from the brushes.  I find the hair is more manageable when wet.   I threw it all away, of course.  Then if the brush seemed dirty in the center I used another brush to clean it by scrubbing the other brush against it.   Next, I emptied the sink.  You will find that your brushes might catch dirt as well.  So I refilled the sink and rewashed slightly and rinsed.  Then I put my almost back to new brushes to air dry.  Quite happy with the results. 

Monday, March 09, 2015

Sea Glass Jewelry at ETSY

I have taken up making jewelry with Sea Glass.  Each pendant is as original and unique as each piece of sea glass I collect on the beach.  It is a wonderful way to recycle. I have been having fun.  Can you tell?

If you like any of my jewelry please visit my ETSY shop.  I have many more interesting items there. The one below is titled Hot Chile Pendant.  Don't you agree?

Semi transparent Sea Glass

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/225538567/semi-transparent-sea-glass

Hot Chile Pendant

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/225468020/hot-chile-pendant

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Punta Tuna

A close up of the entrance to the beach.

Going to the Beach

This is the rustic entrance to the beach at Punta Tuna, Maunabo.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I like a messy drawer that is not quite perfect

I Like a Messy Drawer

I like a messy drawer
and a toolbox within easy reach
as well as a freshly made bed in the morning.

I like my tea with honey, and 
some flavored cream
I like to leave my flip flops in the living room 
when I come in

I like to write, paint, and sing
sometimes off key 
to my chagrin!

I like make up, laughter and crackers
whole wheat, please
and I like soft blankets and 
babies and their right to sing.

I like fresh air, car rides, 
shade and more shade on a hot day
the sound of the ocean and 
the crashing of waves

I like finding a nickle on the floor
or under my pillow 
and
I like unexpected kisses
and a call from a distant friend

I like FB friends that call me 
nena, chica, y querida amiga
I like people to expect the best of me
to not be biased by past mistakes

They believe in me.  
That an innocent remark
was made in love but maybe 
I don't know how to make this work.

So yeah
I like to pray 
because----(selah)
I like roosters on my drives
I like enormous long lasting rainbows
Rainbows close and even those far away
Those in the morning 
and those in the evening when I am about to go home.

I like colors on flowers
I like colors on butterflies
and lines
I like that God loves me
everyday
and every hour.  

Oh,
and I like you! 
You with your crinkled nose
like me, 
you with your extended arms running to me, 
you smiling the biggest smile while sitting on the hammock.
Yeah, I love you, too.

                                                                            By Elba Vazquez Morales

God bless and have a good day!