Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Recent Found Objects...

To some, this may just look like a pile of garbage.  To others, a pile of treasures who's full potential has not yet been realized or achieved.  I'm one of the latter.  To me, these newly found objects are full of possibilities.  (The only thing not found in the picture is the Pacific Merchants plate, but even that was a bargain – and bargains are some of the very best kinds of finds.)

Usually I come across a lot of beach glass.  The beach definitely had glass on it, though it wasn't smooth and wasn't really worn enough to warrant its transition from the distinction of "broken liquor bottle" to "beach glass."  However, I did find several devil pods or bat nuts (also known as water caltrops).  Apparently these are either good luck charms or offerings to dark gods.  Either that or a prehistoric nutritional staple.  Being that these particular ones come from a water source with hypodermic needles, used condoms, and feminine hygiene products floating around in it... I will resist the urge to try and eat them.  That and the possibility of potentially getting an infection from an intestinal fluke makes these for decorative purposes only.  (Parasitic illness is not one of the kinds of possibilities I'm looking to explore!)

I also found an odd assortment of hollowed out crab claws, sun-bleached bones, old toy parts, light-bulbs, a two of hearts, driftwood, mermaid's purses, shards of pottery, and worn aggregate stone.  I think a good haul!

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Any idea what that white thing that looks like cauliflower is? It's interesting, I know that much.

Andrew Thornton said...

Ha! The cauliflower-looking thing is the decorative part of a plastic hair barrette. It's of two teddy bears with white cloud backings. :-)

RupaB said...

Endless possibilities, for sure!

Would love to see some of the reincarnations...for these pieces.

Andrew Thornton said...

I'm curious to see how it all turns out myself!

Steph said...

I'm curious to see how it all turns out, too! :)

Stephanie said...

What a great haul of neat stuff and pieces parts! I would not want to roll any of these around in my mouth either. The devil pod is hard not to lick though :D I think I will oil mine...