I’m a little behind on my photo challenge… Quite apt for this theme: Imperfection.
This little beach find is perfect for my imperfect theme. It is slightly cracked, softened by the sea, speckled by the sand, and faded by the sun. Yet it remains intact, traces of vitality evident in its lines and shape.
Once a vibrant protector of life, it is now vacant. But the story of life resides in its curves, the scent and sound of the sea still alive within it.
It is imperfect, but it is still beautiful.
In a jewellery box on my dresser, I found this forgotten sand dollar. It has been tucked away for a number of years now, in a tiny wooden box along with a piece of sea glass given to me by one of my children.
With time, the tiny specks of colour splattered on its surface have intensified. Like so many other treasures, its beauty has grown with age.
I decided to crop the photo square, to focus in on the floral shape and cut out unnecessary background. In doing so, I’ve found that it looks like a quilt square. What a perfect beach blanket this could make!
Finding this hidden sand dollar in the middle of January – while the snow covers our sandy shores – brightened my day. I’m counting down the weeks until beach weather…
I have thousands of photos on my computer. And I keep adding to them.
So, occasionally, I forget about one I’ve taken. While deleting some old ones that have no sentimental or aesthetic value, I came across this one.
And in this middle of another long Canadian winter, it brings summer back to me for a moment.