Friday, September 3, 2010

Mermaid's tears

Come along, me hearties! We be robbin' the sea of her treasures...

Fer the price of a silver thimble and an acorn, this windswept lassie agreed to lead us to a hidden pirate's cove, where the treasure lies


Shiver me timbers - ye might think us addled as we went searchin' as the gale storms were brewin' and the winds blowin'. Arrrrgh! But these conditions be just right for the booty we be seekin'.


Sink me! Here we are, me buckos. Low tide - the best time to search! So get yer deadlights workin'...


Here I be, Red-hand Jill (me pirate name), lookin' to see if what I found be true

this old salt, me life-long matey, with treasure in his grasp til we reach safe haven


And here be our plate of swag...sea glass, also known as "mermaid's tears".

Do you know it takes at least thirty years for a piece of glass to churn through the waves to smooth the edges and soften the colour? The discarded made beautiful. Aye, treasure indeed.

29 comments:

Stephanie Ann said...

I love beach glass. It's so smooth and pretty.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

um, I missed you! I love beach glass. I never knew it came from mermaids. I learn so much here.

Nancy said...

Love it! (And only 16 days until International Talk Like a Pirate Day!). Hope you have heard from your folks in New Zealand and hope they are all okay.

Rayanne said...

Cool post...loved the adventure, loved the photos.

Leslie said...

You make me laugh! I love your treasures.

Joy said...

The wind swept lassie thinks that was a very very fun adventure. I loved how that storm was brewing and lots of crying mermaids too I think; we found so many pieces.

Cheryl said...

Love it. So much fun to find. (I tried to write this comment in pirate speak, but failed hopelessly. I so want to believe that there is an International "talk like a pirate day".)

Stephanie Ann said...

Cheryl, there really is... http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Melissa said...

I'm smiling! What fun to 'join' you on your adventure from Minnesota! No mermaid's tears for us here. Real treasure! Thanks for sharing with us.

Rachel said...

What wonderful treasure and I'm sure the time you had finding it was great fun as was reading this post!

Rosie said...

Very beautiful, indeed!

Val said...

Love it!

Alexis Hallum said...

Haha! Yesterday I changed my Facebook language to Pirate so, I be eyein this with pleasure...

Seaglass is so much fun to look for. A month before my Ainsley was due, I took a vaca with my sisters and we spent a whole day on the beach searching for it. I got about 15 teensy pieces and I'll save them forever.

Zach said...

It looks like candy.

Leslie said...

Hi Jodi,

I'm a bit better today, (in answer to your kind inquiry.) I e-mailed you at your ruby.buttons address. Hope it reaches you.

Leslie said...

Is your family okay in New Zealand?

deb said...

love it!!

our whole family went to PEI a few years ago and spent time every day searching for these bits of the rainbows.

Niamh said...

Send me off slowly,
Don't forget the kiss good-bye...
Remember what you said to me,
And why you let me cry.

amy said...

this is delightful!!!! i am smiling.

Claudia said...

jodi - wow - this was fantastic - quite a pirate's adventure you took us on…enjoyed every single word
have a great weekend!

Kim Hyland said...

Very fun! I never knew sea glass took that long to become. Suddenly it's more valuable. And I love "mermaid's tears"!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh beautiful! A better name than beach glass!

Sara said...

Beautiful tears! I was really into the spirit of your rough and tumble seagoing pirate voice! It caused a strange jolt to my inner ear when you changed the last paragraph to something more modern and tame. Fun!

joanny said...

Jodi

a fun adventure,love the voice over you use in writing this piece. Reminds me of the Treasure Island series books on pirates and all,

Now what may this lassie do with her treasure, what will you make with it?

Hope you are enjoying your week end,

Joanny

Hana - Marmota said...

That certainly makes me treasure my lovely piece of sea glass from Ille de Sein even more.

emily wierenga said...

i love this post... i love the way you voice it! and the glass makes my heart hurt for its beauty.

deb said...

Jodi ~ it doesn't work if you click on the subscribe button at the top of the sidebar?
I really need to do some work on my blog.
Now that the younger kids have gone back to school and all.

Alexis Hallum said...

You've been in my prayers latley. . .

angelina said...

awesome. beautiful tears of the sea goddess. make yourself a pretty mobile. xo

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