Life, crafty stuff, long walks, thoughts, and little oddities.


Fragility and strength

The gale hit last night. Rattling doors and windows, whistling through cracks. Furious winds whipping waves up into a frenzy. Yet by dawn blue skies had appeared, clouds blowing onwards to the east. My morning stroll brought the sight of bladder-wrack and kelp piled high, debris churned up from the ocean floor. Rockpools muddied and sullied by sand. Tangled on the shoreline a few unfortunate fish lay, victims of the storm. Yet on top of the seaweed a fragile white globe lay, cradled gently. A fragile sea potato shell had somehow ridden in on the waves, coming to rest intact. Strength in the storm.

sea potato

NB – a sea potato is a type of sea urchin – Echinocardium cordatum. Their shells are incredibly fragile and it’s quite rare to find one intact. For a closer look, check out this post by Inish Boffin Crafts


Another award

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

Here’s another award (puzzled look – why?) For which I am very grateful and appreciative. The Blog of the Year Award 2012, given to me by the fabulous and wonderful Knowledgeknut. If you don’t know her work, go over and have a look. It’s wonderful – photos, words, and little eccentricity thrown in. Just my type of thing.  This reward has rules as usual!

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award. Right then. Always a difficult one this. There are so many good ones out there. But try these:

1.    http://daniellajoe.wordpress.com/I like her handiwork, and her posts make me smile. No other reasons!.

2. http://whisperingleavesblog.wordpress.com/simple words about sharing faith. So important.

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award. – Here we re!

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!) – ta da!

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them- will do!

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…  – see above!