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Long Beach Island has been hot, hot, hot
I go to the beach about 7:30 am and it is
already warm. In previous years, I have usually worn a sweatshirt
for a while. But, even though it was hot, the water was crystal
clear and fairly warm. My greatest day on the beach was one of my
first ones. I had just finished helping a spider crab right itself
so it could swim out to sea when I saw this object in the surf.
When I went to examine it, it was an 8
inch section of a conch shell. It was absolutely beautiful with
its smooth texture and its blended colors of brown and gray. I
have been going to the beach for 30 years, and I have never found such a
shell. I truly consider it a gift from the sea. It also reminds me
that there is beauty in brokenness. Since that morning, I spent
the rest of the Summer collecting shells and glass.
The color and variety of shape in God's
creation is amazing.
Jim and I shared in our morning search
and shared good times looking at what we had found. We also
collected bits of wood that washed up on the shore. I was please
the other day to find a good example of a right triangle for the
A fun Summer of collecting and enjoying
one of God's most wonderful creations - the mighty ocean.