Thursday, June 9, 2011

And Speaking of Mermaids..

Isn't she a beauty?  My husband and I came across her on our early morning walk today.  
This mermaid is special.  She was sculpted from the finest white sand Clearwater Beach has to offer. 

Then her beautiful tail was formed by tiny chards of broken shells.  They gleamed in the morning sunlight.  Around her slim waist was a circlet of the finest shells, pink, tan and white. All perfect. 
None broken. 

The mermaid's hair, was made of seaweed, long and thickly applied.  It spilled onto the sugar sand exactly as hair does, still wet from the sea. 

We wondered what artist created her?  Or did a storm deposit a flesh and blood mermaid on the warm sand, and there she turned into sand itself?  Whatever the answer, she is a magical mermaid.  I hope you think so, too.


  1. That's a beautiful work of art, however she got there! Thanks for sharing, Nancy.

  2. What a nice surprise! Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Topsy Turvy Land

  3. She is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing her with us landlocked folks.

    Kai Strand
    author of The Weaver

  4. I sense a a character in a book played by a mermaid.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
    Children's Author of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon (April 2010)

  5. Lovely piece of art and I love your description. You do have a way with words. :)

  6. Thank you all for your wonderful and inspiring comments! I'm so glad you found her as magical as we did. And, of course, it is just as nice to receive such marvelous comments!