Saturday, September 25, 2010

Finally Found Some Beans

I love starting off a post with a sunset picture.

We took a ride to the beach and finally found some beans!

I found a brown nickarnut. These look like they are already polished.

This coconut has been drifting a long time as evidenced by the sealife growing in the cracks of its husk.

This shot is not a sea bean but it is cool nonetheless. Have you ever tracked a snake?

Tracy found her own hamburger bean.

We found some pecans, water hickorys, and other common beans.

Some rig worker likely wondered what happened to this.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Will the Stormy Weather Bring Beans?

This year has been a tough one for Texas Sea Beaners. There just haven't been any beans. The recent stormy weather promised to change the luck but all it produced was some cool pictures at the beach.

We had to keep an eye on the sky and not wander too far from the Jeep.

We searched high up in the wrack line near the dunes.

We also searched the wrack closer to the surf left by the last high tide. No beans!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Beans, Barnacles & Bones

I'm bad about picking up trash on the beach.

One think I can't seem to pass up is a bone especially if it is fossilized or unique.

Here are some of the recent finds along with some barnacles and driftwood.

The beans of the day include a swamp lilly (top), some palms, a heart, and a candlenut along with a square chunk of jet.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Well, 2010 is here and what better way to enjoy the day then to take a walk on the beach.

I treasure the times I can listen to the pulse of the surf and let my mind free to think about the great blessings we have in Christ and to enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

This scarecrow must have stayed up till midnight waiting on the New Year.

You never know what you may find in the quest for beans on the beach. This snake skeleton made an interesting sight in the sand.

A single blade of cord grass whipped out this trench as the wind tickled it across the sand.

Even this little bird was dragging his toes as he made his way home.

This mermaid's purse was half buried.

I found several cool beans this day including a Mary's bean, two hearts, some burgers and palms, and an antidote vine seed. Also, I picked up some shells and coral and one coconut to add to the collection at the nature center.

Here are the non-bean treasures.