The Daily Sunset

B said I should do a repeating post called the Daily Sunset, and I thought – YES, because the sunsets here are just too good.

This sunset on this day was about seeking and finding.

We were at home and the kids were pestering and arguing with each other and the whining was hitting a crescendo. It had been a long day at school with lots of new stuff – a first field trip, first time on a horse, holding a baby chick, etc. I wondered were they too tired and falling apart to take out in public? Usually, even when they’re grumps at home, the beach and the ocean wash the grumpus right out, so I figured we’d give it a shot. I needed the ocean and the sand – if no one else did – and I crossed my fingers that it would work for us all, and it did. Like beautiful magic.

We started with sand tunnels and a search for cool shells because the tide was lower than I’ve ever seen it at this beach.

We graduated to rock towers, and –

Sea glass! W collected some beautiful and tiny sea glass – and some shards of glass with rounded edges that I wouldn’t quite consider sea glass, but the beer bottle shard was her favorite.

The sun and the clouds showed up to give us a show, with Desecheo Island peeking out. About this time, a tiny crab was discovered:

An incredibly camouflaged crab who had caught his/her dinner by waiting for a wave to wash it up and snatching it before it realized he/she was not just a pile of sand. What a delight to see!

And going, going, gone. An hour and a half later, we were all a little more peaceful, patient and kind. I hardly heard a peep of arguing the whole time we were there – bliss. No better way to close the day.

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