Skirting the edge sand
So when I was “skirting the edge” over the earlier part of June I was collecting sand samples from the beeches I stopped at. I felt like I drove past every beech and only stopped here and there, but now I have finished drying the sand and putting it all back in the collection pots (and overspill containers) I suddenly realised I had visited 68 beeches, which in 20 days of driving is still a fair stoppage rate!
Ignore the numbers on the pots, but notice in the following image, the two samples; one is Abercastle in Pembrokeshire (north coast) which is almost black, and the second that is nearly Orange / Yellow is Freshwater Bay West, also in pembrokeshire, but this time the west coast. Both are drying but the colours stand out very well when they are wet.
The second image is the full collection, all lined up ready for me to record onto a map, so I know where I stopped.
The plan is to put these into small glass jars and arrange as a display on a shelf somewhere. Not sure if I order by location, name or colour yet. More on that once I get to finding some jars of the right size. I need to get back to playing with cars don’t I?