Monday, June 29, 2015

Sea Glassing for Sanity!

I have been working at my Mom and Dad's house preparing for an estate sale...and that date is quickly approaching, so I have been there so much the last few weeks. Besides being so much hard work, it has also been quite an emotional journey. Hubby headed down to our place in Ft. Myers this week, and I couldn't get that our of my this afternoon I took a little mini vacation (a therapy session) of my own, looking for sea glass at one of our local beaches. It was a beautiful day, and there was a slight breeze so it was just perfect....

not Sanibel perfect, but a pretty good substitution. It's very rocky, starting off with a rock jetty right at the entrance....and this was the first thing I saw....

Angel Wings!!!!!!.....Hundreds of them!! These are fairly rare at the beaches we frequent in Florida, so you can imagine my surprise....and horror!  They were broken to bits!

They were all so thin and fragile....when I could find one in good shape, I broke it in my pocket...I didn't think I needed to bring a shell bag...I was going for sea glass!! I continued down the beach, and resumed my search for sea glass....

 See it?

There are so many colorful rocks and shell bits, you really have to concentrate to find the small bits of glass....the colored ones are easier, but there are many clear pieces as well...

 There are some really awesome rocks too!

 Is this called "Sea Brick" ?

 "Sea Plastic"?

I did see a few familiar shells, a few Shark's eyes (or Moon Snail)
and a few oyster shells, including this huge one...

 On the way back up the beach, I did manage to find a few whole angel wings, piddocks and false angel wings and just held them carefully in my hand to get them safely to the car. Not a bad day!
And of course, the therapy glass...
If you look closely, there are several different colors here, they didn't photograph very well, there is a deep green, another green...almost lime green, and some light teal, as well as the clear.  The therapy did me good!!!




  1. Just beautiful sea glass. That looks like a nice beach.

  2. Love the pics! Beautiful beach! Where is this, if I may ask?

    1. Grandview beach Della, used to be a pier there (Grandview Pier). I'm not sure it is public, no trespassing signs were near the entrance and in the water....