Sand Dollar, Bull’s Island SC

As you read this (always assuming!), the Big Guy and I are home again.Ā  But as this is posted, we’re in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, searching out the shy agate and the wily sand dollar.

This sand dollar, however, is from a beach in South Carolina.

But wherever I find then, there isn’t anything much finer than that moment of discovery.

Close-up of irregular sand dollar on beach.
Imperfect specimen; perfect moment.



    1. Isabel Gibson

      Barbara – I’ll keep that in mind. I think it’s a bit like the advice on photographing birds and other people: Don’t get just the bird, get its situ, too.

  1. Last night I followed your link to your 2011 Gift from the Sea, an exquisitely beautiful essay to rival Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s similarly named, slim collection of meditations on life through sea shells. What is it about the careful delineation of rational thought shone upon feelings that soothes the tumult of a fellow soul, as though perceptual nerve fibre by fibre the grief of the world’s woes can be examined through the beauty and harmony of Creation and laid to rest? I will take some shells to Alex.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Laurna – Thank you for your kind words. That’s one of my favourite essays (and one of my favourite activities). Maybe Alex would like some nice rocks, too.

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