I don’t remember the first time I noticed it. I felt like after 45 years of marriage, we were closer than ever. But I couldn’t ignore the signs. She’d say she was just going for a walk on the beach. But those walks became more frequent and longer and longer. When they got so long that I became worried, I would call her cell phone, but to no avail. She claimed she’d “accidentally” left it in her purse or “forgotten” to charge it. When she finally did arrive home, she’d go straight to the back yard and I could hear her fumbling around as if she was hiding something. Sometimes she’d even get in the car and say there was something at the beach she had to go back for. I thought to myself, was it something or someone? I knew she had finally gotten over her addiction to weed, but was she now involved with something even more sinister? I knew I had to find out!
Alas, I should never have worried. It turned out that she was in fact, drifting, but not in a bad way. She was collecting driftwood and shells at the beach to create some beautiful crafts for display. Her talent for making something out of nothing is well-known by family and friends. Below, you too can view some of the recent creations she has wrought out of items washed up on the shore. And by the way, if you have any old limbs and branches lying around from recent pruning or landscaping, just toss them in the nearest river. She’ll find them eventually.
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Hi, I am Mage, and my husband and I spent a couple of days with Schmidly and David when we were in DC recently. You will have a great visit.
Nice stuff too. Like the bird best. 🙂
Hi Mage and thanks for visiting. I have enjoyed blogging with Dianne for quite a while now. She fascinates me with her knowledge of history.
Looking forward to meeting them both.
Have a great day!
Those are some very beautiful pieces Al, what a great stress reliever she has there. 🙂
Thanks, Jodi. I’ll post a picture of that one she was working on when she finishes. It’s going to be spectacular.
I’m behind on my reading and just saw this. Since you both are crazy about each other, I did not worry at all when I read your opening paragraph. Patty is so incredibly talented. I would love to go with her on one of her walks, but if I picked up anything, I wouldn’t know what to do with it.
There’s nothing wrong with not being a “pick-up”.
P.S. Looking forward to seeing you guys.
Amazing stuff. She has such a good eye. You’re a lucky chap and no mistake
She’s a talent that’s for sure. She’s only made one mistake in her whole life….guess?
No. It wasn’t you Al, that’s for sure. It might have been a slip up with the Apple crumble ,many years ago, but that’s long forgotten.
You knew about the apple crumble?
I don’t know Al, Your wife would rather fondle dead stuff than be with you. I think it’s time to bring a bit of that old Al Charm to the table. Yes, I do mean her crafting table. Just make sure to close the curtains and, for heaven’s sake, don’t blog about it! 😉
Double, super secret LOL! Now you see why I miss you so much.
P.S. Thanks for the blog idea.
Always happy to help get your juices (creative ones I mean) flowing! 🙂
They are lovely! And she is pretty 🙂
I didn’t recognise you in this dress, Al.
When you as famous a blogger as me, you have to go incognito.
Is that some kind of car?
Yes, it’s made in Liechtenstein. I have the only one in the states.
She see sea shells on the sea shore
He sees her sea shells and loves her more!
LOL, Pseu! Your alliteration is exceeded only by your romanticism.
That was well said!
If you think she’s well spoken, you should visit her blog and see her beautiful photography.
I love this post for all the love woven through it and the happiness that shines through..beautiful pieces by your talented (and happy) wife 🙂
Thank you, Jane. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but popping the question to her cancels all of them out!
Beautiful works. I would offer to buy one, but my parrots would turn it to toothpicks. They even like to chew on seashells. Dianne
I thought it was “Polly want a cracker” not “Polly want a stick”.
such talent and she looks so young,,,,what a lucky man you are
Thanks, Patrecia. And to think, she found me lying on the beach too
These are lovely! What a talented gal you have there. I’m guessing you’d better not sit still too long, you may end up glued to something, or become the base for another work of art.
She’s been trying to mold me for all these years. She finally just gave up and figured driftwood was easier to work with and doesn’t sass back.
Beautiful and creative.
You are not only my first blog follower, but a good and faithful friend. Thanks.
I don’t know which I find more lovely – your wife’s creations, or your appreciation of them (and her).
That is a sweet thing to say. For that, for tonight only, you are exempt from my usual smart a– comment.
Aw, can’t I get an entire deck of “Get out of snarky free” cards?
I just looked up snarky in the dictionary and would you believe it…….”(informal) irritable, sarcastic, irreverent, impertinent, e.g. Big Al’s blog comments”