Thursday, October 28, 2010

Water and Reminiscing

When I tell people I live in Washington state, inevitably I get asked about the rain.  But in our area, east of the Cascades, we don't get all that much rain. This is desert! The average rainfall is about 8"  where the average for Los Angeles  is nearly 15".  But, irrigation water makes this area rich in agriculture. (And wineries!)

Water, necessary for life too little is a bad thing, as is too much.  And a great source of fun and recreation as well!   Growing up in Southern California, especially in my teen years, I spent a lot of summer time at the beach.

Waves and Pearl pin  by Sassy Clay Creations takes me back to those days of playing and swimming in the ocean.  Hot summer days and the cool pacific ocean.  The roar of the ocean and taste of salt water.
I never found starfish or much in the way of shells on the beach, but Tina Holden's Blue Crackle Pendant starfish bead is reminiscent of the tide pools in Corona Del Mar.

Dolphins!  My daughter loved dolphins when she was growing up!  Each year we had to go to Sea World In San Diego! This
Dolphin sculpture by Tamed takes me back to those times.

Hopefully someday I'll take a trip to Southern California and play on the beach again.


  1. This is a wonderful post. Thank you for including my Waves and Pearl Pin.

  2. Hah! I was surprised recently to learn the eastern WA state was high desert! You did pick some beauties to showcase here from the Smooshers. I wanted to say though that I love that I love the organicness of your work. Is that a word? lol

  3. Thank-you Dori, Dulce Tesoros and Desert Rubble for stopping by my blog! And thank-you very much for the kind and encouraging words! :)

  4. Wonderful post and a terrific selection!

  5. Haffina, Valldawn and Crafty Chick - Thank-you for stopping by my blog. And thank-you for the kind words!!!

  6. Lovely post.
    I hope you'll get to play on the beach again soon.

  7. Thank-you Cat. I'm afraid I'm not going to be near the beach anytime soon. I could check out some of the river area, but it's just not the same.