Sand Castle Friday #9

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This sand castle never quite made it. I watched from my beach blanket as children were stuffing sand into their sand castle molds. Each mold was turned over and then removed to reveal a crumbling section of what might be a castle.

They never really finished their work, smashing a few of their creations and moving on to something else like jumping waves in the surf. The children never joined these mounds with a wall of sand to protect the population that may have been planning to live within. So here is just the ruins of an abandoned project. Kind of reminds me of the subdivisions that were never finished because of the recession in 2008.

Happy Sand Castle Friday. Will you build one today?

Sand Castle Friday #7

After walking all morning without a sand castle in sight, I decided to make my own.

When I’m coastal, my husband and I take every morning that we can and walk the beach. The sun is just rising, the breeze is slight, shore birds are scurrying about. It is the best time of day.

With a coffee in hand, camera in my pocket and sometimes a bag for shells (if I’m on a shelly beach) we set out to walk the tide line.

There are always exciting and crazy things to spot on the beach, early in the morning. Sadly trash from the day before (I’ve been known to collect it if I remember to bring a trash bag), but on a happy note there could be exciting shells, washed up sea life, sea glass, sea beans and more. Sand castles and sculptures are left from the day before and some survive the crashing waves and other things that can destroy a work of art.

I had finished my coffee and decided to make my own castle since there were none to see on our walk.

Happy Sand Castle Friday. Will you make a castle this weekend?