Thursday, May 12, 2011

A bird, some bricks and a giveaway!

Last Saturday I took my friend Tracy of Ms. Bake-it to my secret beach to do a little driftwood hunting. Tracy is going to make a driftwood mirror for her home and she needed to start collecting because it's going to be a BIG one. 

Now according to the tide charts it was supposed to be a low tide, but the forces that be, like rain the day before and a little wind we've been having, interfered with the tide and the water level was so high we couldn't walk out to where I always find a nice selection of wood.

Photo Courtesy of Tracy

We walked around to the other side of the island and Tracy did manage to find a few nice pieces. We also ran across this guy…

one of our local fishermen out for the day's catch.

Monday morning I woke up with a ton of brick's on my chest. Yep, the first chest cold of the year hit me hard and I've spent the last three days in bed. This morning there are signs that I'm starting to feel a bit better, so I had to jump on the computer to tell you about the GIVEAWAY Tracy is having on her blog.

Tracy is giving away a $40 gift code to my Etsy Shop and another $40 gift code to our friend Becky of Junk to Joy's Etsy Shop. 

How cool is that? Like I always say, "Blog Friends are the Best!" This giveaway runs through May 25th 12:00am.

Click on the button below for your chance to enter…

Good Luck!

Update: You can read all about our driftwood day on Tracy's blog here, she captured some great photos!

Today's Ocean Fact: Most seamounts (underwater mountains) are volcanoes that erupted out of the seafloor.  Deep-water corals on Davidson Seamount, off the Big Sur coast, may grow to ten feet tall and live for several hundred years.Monterey Bay Aquarium

11 Thoughtful Comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Rhonda
Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon :)
I can't wait to see your friend's driftwood mirror. Looks like you found lots of wood on your secret island.

Completely Coastal said...

Hope you'll feel beach ready again soon. Take care!!!!
Off to the giveaways...

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

hi Rhonda, hope you are feeling better soon. I'm battling sinuses right now. Anywho, you better take me to your beach for some nice driftwood when I come back down to visit! We have one of these birds at our lake, too. He always complains when the dogs come around. Still having blogger issues and not sure how to fix it. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Feel well soon. Sending you hugs and cyber chicken noodle soup :-)

Beach House Living said...

Feel better soon.

Oh is that your definition of a "few" pieces?

Jane said...

Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope this cold flies away, soon!
We HAVE to go to that driftwood location! I need some wood, too.

Love Tracy's giveaway...I always love your stuff. Check your email...I have some stuff to share with you.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Looks like a nice day! I will have to get over and check it out...blogger sure has been acting up.
Hugs friend,

Della said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! I'm a little under the weather myself.

Those are some pretty pieces of driftwood! I would love to do a craft with some one day!

I got your comment on my Pearls post before blogger went haywire, lost everyone's posts for a while, and just chucked the comments. :D

Get better! Hugs!

Sue said...

That is a lot of driftwood! I'm always happy if I find just one little piece!

I hope you are feeling better:)

Simple Daisy said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day!!!! Hope you feel better soon:)

rjerdee said...

Hope you're feeling better! I must meet Ms. Bake-It someday!!

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