In June, it's really still late spring, right?
Then when summer officially arrives around the 20th or 21st,
it's already time to decorate for the fourth of July!
But once the fourth of July is over, I put the red, white and blue away
and indulge my fantasies of living in a cottage by the sea,
(though the Pacific Ocean is 80 miles west of Portland where I live).
I use the same beach collected items year to year, but how and where they end up changes.
My favorites are, of course, shells, bits of driftwood and interesting rocks collected on getaways by the sea.
Most are from the coast here in Oregon, but there are also shells from the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama, from Southern California, from Maine and Cape Cod and even from the seashore in Ghana, West Africa.
These little driftwood boats were made by me and the two oldest grandkids after a beach trip we took together.
The shell sphere was purchased at a shell shop.
The grandkids and I keep our eyes open for heart shaped rocks as well.
I may not own a real beach cottage, but I'm blessed to be able to be by the sea in an hour and a half drive.
Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
BLESSED summer weekend!