Something Of The Marvelous

Continuing from my previous post of pictures taken along the way to and from St. Andrews, see here: https://joyclarkson.wordpress.com/2022/05/06/glorious-pageants/ These are some more clicked in the town. Specifically featuring clouds. But before that, a bit about St. Andrew’s.

St. Andrews is a town in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. It is sometimes referred to by its unofficial nickname: St. Andrews-By-The-Sea. Despite its proximity to the United States-Canada border, the nearest border crossings are 30 km away at St Stephen or via a ferry service at Deer Island. (source Wikipedia)

St. Andrews proved to be a lovely little town. I enjoyed the day there and even included a bit of shopping – a few trinkets for my granddaughter, made out of “things from the sea.” A shell bracelet and two pendants made from ‘sea glass’. This is different from ‘beach glass.’ Did you know the difference between sea glass and beach glass? I didn’t before I visited the memento shop in this town!

FYI – “Sea glass” is physically and chemically weathered glass found on the beaches along bodies of salt water. These weathering processes produce natural frosted glass.  People collect “Genuine sea glass” as a hobby and it is also used to make jewelry or to make decorative pieces. Sea glass takes 30 to 40 years, and sometimes as much as 100 years to acquire its characteristic texture and shape. Sometimes it is also, colloquially, referred to as “Drift glass” because of the longshore drift process that forms the smooth edges.

“Beach glass” comes from fresh-water and in most cases has a different pH balance, and has a less frosted appearance than sea glass. In practice, the two terms are used interchangeably. (Source Wikipedia)

The sky above us was spectacular with the clouds changing form faster than I could say, Jack Robinson! Just look at it…it’s a gorgeous display!

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“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

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“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour if we only tune in.” – George Washington Carver 

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“Adopt the pace of Nature: her secret is patience.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

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“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes by the deep sea and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but Nature more.”- Lord Byron

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“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

And that was a beautiful day at St. Andrews. I miss those weekend drives to places around SJ. And I’m glad I had the opportunity to go to these places and have such wonderful pictures to reminiscence at leisure.

5 thoughts on “Something Of The Marvelous

    1. Genuine sea glass jewelry was quite expensive at the shop here. It’s got value as a collector’s item and money value too! Keep yours safe 😊 “Ginormous mass” is an apt description! Thank you Colleen.

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