Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January Melt Down Produces Beaches Open for Beachcombing!

Yesterday, Monday January 28th, 2013 produced rain and a warming trend that I suspected was melting the snow dunes down at the local beaches almost as fast as an ice cream cone under a heat lamp!  So, at about 4:30 pm I decided to venture out to one of our public beaches that was close to my home.  This is what Manchester Beach looked like at that time!
I must admit that I was PLEASANTLY surprised to see that a nice wide patch of pebbles had been exposed and I saw NO signs of footprints.  Could it really be that I was the first one to realize the effect of the melt down?  Probably not, but I would like to have thought so.  I DID find glass here! I couldn't believe it!  What a rare thing to find beach glass in late January and all while listening to thunder roll in the background.  Needless to say, I didn't find anyting too exciting at this beach but that gratification of finding any glass at all was satisfying.  Here are my finds from passenger seat of my van as I left for home to share my treasures.

My husband reminded me that Tuesday was going to be even warmer.  "Are you kidding me?!" I said out loud but actually meant to keep that inside of my head.  I announced that we were going beachcombing that very next day.  And so we did!  East Side Erie, Here we come!  This beach was melting fast and it so happens that there is a run off that you MUST be careful beachcombing around. 

However, our efforts did not go for want!  We BOTH found beautiful pieces that really made the trip worthwhile.  Some notable pieces are the UV colors, the dark greens and olives, the gorgeous greys, the lavender, a yellow, several little blues, a flashed piece of opaque white on clear, and SCORE! two light bulb insulator pieces! 

So, maybe 2013 will be the year for finding awesome pieces of beach glass!
LEbg Jodie

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Here we are at the beginning of a new year full of new resolutions, new ambitions, and new ideas.  So whats in store for Lake Erie Beach Glass?  Hopefully, it will be a year full of fabulous finds and fresh ideas.  My daughters are getting older and are wanting to be a bigger part of the creating and not just beachcombing.  We shall see what their individual styles can bring to the table.  I have full confidence in them all.

As for me, I wanted to start the year off doing something nice for my fellow kitty friends.  So I have decided to help out a local non kill animal shelter that helps cats and kittens find homes.  I will be donating 20% of my profits from Lake Erie Beach Glass for the months of January and February to Orphan Angels http://orphanangels.weebly.com/ .   Please visit their site and consider making your own donation as well?  Check them out on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/Orphanangels and give them a "Like!"  My daughter Hanna is also volunteering her time to help clean litter boxes and socialize the kitties.  There is something to be said about giving and helping.  It certainly is rewarding.  Feel free to give me suggestions for a charity in the month of March!