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“Low Tide”

Description from Island Deb: Low tide brings new textures to view along the Intracostal waterway. The air smells earthy-salty with oyster beds up in the air for a few hours. Marsh grass in a range of brown, gold & green provide habitat for shorebirds. Add the blue sky, what more could I want? Ok, maybe a riff or two ...


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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous early morning on the coastline!

  2. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Love it! Nowhere I’ve lived in New England has low tide smelled quite as sweet as frankincense, but there is something appealing to the salty funk for us sea-loving folk, it’s true. Beautiful etched & picasso druks to mix with the few matte/etched fire polished, recycled rondelles & frankincense nuggets for a little variety would make for some fun sequencing designs. (I ordered some of the frankincense beads with doorbusters yesterday and can’t wait to smell them & make some fragrant bracelets.) And the guitar picks– it’s wonderful you have a bit of live acoustic music weaving into your daily life! Can I visit, at least in my mind?

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    Island Deb says:

    Yes, well, it doesn’t exactly smell like frankincense but it shares the earthiness.
    (And there aren’t alot of fragrant beads to choose from. (: ) We do have the Carolina (yellow) jasmine blooming and some of the white star jasmine that has escaped someone’s yard.
    Of course you can visit! Can you just imagine the energy if we had an in person ‘reunion’ with a bunch of us?

    Thanks for the comments ladies!

  4. SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    Very lovely portrayal of low tide! I love all the textures and color plays here!

  5. Marebear
    Marebear says:

    I loved low tide as a kid. I used to sit in the tide pools and look at all the little fish and hermit crabs, sand dollars and sometimes even starfish. The South Carolina coast used to be ripe with marine life during low tide. I haven’t been back in a long time, so I don’t know if it’s still like that. I love the earthy colors and those beautiful muted blues.

  6. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Congrats on your lovely coastal POD, Deb! Still loving this vibe! Marebear, tide pools were a great entertainment in my childhood, too. My mother used to keep us occupied for a while with starfish races. We’d all pick out a starfish below the low tide line, wading in to pick them off the dock piers or lower rocks, and line them up in a larger tide pool with a flatter sediment-filled bottom and watch & wait as they crawled their way around, sometimes moving in the general direction of the finish line scratched in the sediment in the other end of the pool. I’m not sure anyone ever won before we lost patience, but it kept our attention for a good 20-30 minutes. I wonder if there’s something sea stars are actually attracted to that could be put at the finish line to bait them to move in that direction, as it emits that something in a “getting warmer” gradient to the final prize. Then we might have had a real contest!

  7. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your wonderful POD!

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    Melody F says:

    Great POD!

  9. Calvins Valet
    Calvins Valet says:

    I’ve been nearly obsessing about my need to go to the beach – I love your description!

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