Monday, August 17, 2015

*Dreaming of the Sea*

The summer months are not really the best time to visit the beach here in Florida. It’s hot and we have rain showers that can pop up quickly, usually with thunder and lightening. So we haven’t been to the ocean lately and I’m dreaming of the sea.

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I splurged this week and bought a new book, Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I find so many books at the library and book sales that I don’t often order a book. But this is one I’ve read and enjoyed and know I will read over and over again, so I wanted a copy.

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I put it on the coffee table with the old printer’s tray filled with seashells, some of my favorite finds.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday

and Amaze me Monday.

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Our weather forecast for the coming week:

90 for the highs, 72 for lows with a chance of afternoon showers each day.

Maybe we’ll wait another week before we head to the beach! Island with a palm tree But I can still dream! Sun

How’s your weather this week?

35 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What wonderful collages - love your printer's tray of shells, especially the whimsical blue spoon and bottle caps. That is one of my favorite books too. Our weather starts where yours ends - we have high in the mid to high 70s all week - and no chance of rain, and we need it so badly. Seattle has gone for 152 days without an inch of rain - that is so unusual, we are all hoping for rain storms to roll in, but none in sight. I guess I will have to sit on the deck with my sewing machine and enjoy the weather, it is just lovely.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

A perfect combination - love your printers tray filled with shells and Anne's book is a perfect compliment. Enjoy your week sweetie!

Cranberry Morning said...

Hot but beautiful, right? We've had upper 80s and today it's rainy and in the 70s. No beach for me either. :-) You'll have to tell us more about the book. I just bought a big set of Miss Marple books for my Kindle for about $5. . Have a wonderful Monday, Diane.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful shell display and the book is a treasure.
Happy Monday,
Linda

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Your beach scene looks so inviting. I love see the pelicans slying along the shore. Pretty collection of seashells. Happy Monday, enjoy your week!

Stephanie said...

Good morning and Happy Monday, sweet friend! Your collection of seashells is quite beautiful and I love the way you have them displayed.

Wishing you a wonderful day. Hugs!

Catherine Holman said...

This book would make the perfect gift for a family member of mine who loves the sea! Thanks!

Susie said...

Diane, The book title is befitting your found sea treasures. The tray is such a sweet container of the shells. Hope you get to visit the sea soon. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

It's me said...

Wowww what a lot of beautiful shells........love week love Ria x

Stacey said...

Your printers tray full of shells is amazing! You have a wonderful collection. The book must be a good one. :)

Shirley Hatfield said...

As a child I often dreamed of wandering the sea shore and picking up shells. Not to many shells in land-locked Utah! I read that book many years ago and it is lovely!

Debby Ray said...

I just love that printer's tray with all of your lovely treasures in it...makes such a beautiful display. And that book definitely looks like it belongs there! :) Happy Monday...hugs!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Diane, that's a really nice use for the printer's tray. It's a wonderful place to display your treasures.

Karen

Montanagirl said...

Love your collages! We have a little rain here today.

Ariadne said...

So this is a good book? I have seen it on Amazon but nere thought of buying it. I love all the sea glass and beach finds in your photos. Thunder and lightning weather is my great fear!AriadnefromGreece!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love your tray filled with treasured finds Diane. What a beautiful way to display them all. Enjoy your new book. It is blistering hot here in my part of Ontario Canada, with humid readings we are pushing 40 Celsius ... about 110F

Happy@Home said...

Hot and HUMID... that's our weather.
I have that book but haven't read it in years. I'm thinking that now would be a good time to revisit it.
Your seashell collection is most impressive and, no doubt, holds a lot of meaning for you.

Joy H said...

I haven't read that book. I will have to check it out, love the cover.
Your blog banner is adorable!
Joy @ Books and Life

acorn hollow said...

We are hot and the beaches here are very crowded but it will all pass. we have winter plans for 2 weeks at siesta key with great friends. It will mean more than as we will but covered in snow at home.
I love that book and have read it before also.
Cathy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the tray with your collection of shells Diane, it is tastefully laid out. I'll have a look for this book at our library, if you want to read it more than once it must be a good one!
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Susanne Tyree said...

The printer's box filled with shells is a different idea. Mine are filled with tiny treasures and dust, lol. I have never read that book. Have so many just waiting to be read but still working on all the other things. I have way too many irons in the fire. Florida is known for it's afternoon (around 3pm) thunder showers. In the past several years the weather everywhere has been strange. Here in Ohio this past week it has been hot and muggy. We had 2 weeks in July where it rained just about every day. Of course my oldest had chosen that time for a 2-week vacation. Usually it is hot and dry.
Enjoy your posts.
Susanne :)

bj said...

Hey, girlfriend, that is an AWESOME header...LOL
Son and his family spent a week in your lovely state last month and they loved it. Hope Mr. Sweet and I can come there someday....

BeachGypsy said...

Diane I love your amazing printers tray and all the neat little treasures!

BeachGypsy said...

PUSyour new header is awesome!! I love it!!!🐚😃🐚😃

Linda H said...

It's hot and humid here too, today's high is to be 90, with possible thundershowers this afternoon. I don't mind the heat as our winters are much too long and cold, but I don't care for the humidity. I love love love your printer's tray, would love to find one. You have such a lovely shell collection and this is the perfect way to display it. I'll have to look for this book, it must be good if you want to re-read it.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I am dreaming of the sea too, Diane. Just want to breath in its wonderful scent and bury my feet in the sand. xo Laura

Red Rose Alley said...

wow, look at all those sea shells! The book sounds delightful, Diane. It was very hot here last weekend, but supposed to be in the 90's this week. I didn't realize Florida got rain showers even during the summer. It's been very dry here, and we really do need some rain.

love, ~Sheri

NC Sue said...

Very cool - great shots!
You've made me yearn even more for the sea.

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Linda said...

I love this post and I love this book!
It is hot here in Texas! Not 100+ plus 99 came close today.
I shall go find my book and start a re read of it!
Love your collection of shells.....

Boopnut said...

Rainy this week by us, but 70's during the day. It was in the 80's last week before the rain and quite humid. Cool air coming!
Deb

Dewena said...

I do love this Lindbergh book but no more than all of hers. Mine are falling apart from being read over and over.

Donna said...

Diane our weather is similar right now but I wish the ocean was nearer....when I was little we used to visit my grandparents in FL and I would collect shells....what a fab collection in the tray! A beautiful display....

Mary Cromer said...

Oh for a calm walk on the beach right now, for the stress of much is always on hand it seems. We have had so much rain this Summer and Spring and I am noticing molds growing around the base of trees and know they shall eventually rot, and drop...Pick up a lovely seashell when you walk and think of me and enjoy~

Lorrie said...

I'm a wee bit jealous of your printer's tray - love the way you've displayed your collection of treasures from the sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh's book is a favorite of mine, too. So much wisdom!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Diane
Your book looks interesting - I'll check it out on the ipad - thank you!
What a fantastic collection of gifts you've collected from the seashore - there's nothing nice than strolling along the beach picking up shells!
I'm so late with my blog visiting - lovely to catch up with you!
Hugs
Shane x