Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Moonstone Beach

The moonstones that once littered the beach were long gone; perhaps they had never been here in great numbers, but she preferred to think that they had. It wasn't beach weather today; the fog was heavy and wet and the sea was surly. There wasn't much warmth coming from the sand, either. But she was dressed for it; the sweatshirt under her windbreaker kept her comfortably warm. She actually preferred the beach on days like this; except for a dog who was sniffing some seaweed, she had the whole bay to herself.

As she walked, she looked hopefully for moonstones; perhaps the wind had shifted the sands and there were some left after all.

© 2007 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Sterling silver, moonstone. Hand fabricated setting and chain.


Claudia said...

Oh my Gosh! This piece is beautiful!!! I love the stone.

Anonymous said...

No more moonstones!

When I was there in 1995 we could pick up a hand full in 10 minutes. One of the most interesting beaches in California.

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

yup, I remember those days! The beach has been picked clean for quite awhile now.

Anonymous said...

I was there not a year ago and have a whole jar full of moonstone agate sitting on my shelf. They are still there and in huge numbers!!!