Monday, June 23, 2008

Clam Diggity!

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A few weeks back, after a week straight of RAIN, I decided whether rain or shine, we needed to get out of the house. Despite the cool misty weather, we headed off to the harbor to try our hand at clam digging. It had been several years since either Hubby or I had been, and Sugar Bear had yet to meet a clam.

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The Hubby did all the work. As he dug.....

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And dug.....Sugar and I wandered around "playing". She with all the shells she could possibly find....

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...and I with my new zoom lens.

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Again...there was much to photograph, but with Hubby busy digging, I had to keep a close eye on Sugar Bear to make sure she didn't go into the water too far.

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She had fun testing exactly how deep the water was. It only took one time of the water going a bit over her rubber boot for her to realize that Mama indeed knows what she is talking about.

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With a sloshy boot, she headed back to the rocks where she continued her search for shells.

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The low tide made it easy to find all sorts of treasures. It was a Sugar Bear's dream. Lots to investigate, and an opportunity to ask plenty of questions.

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Shortly, the water beckoned......the immersed shells were calling.

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It appears that these particular shells were begging to be tossed into deeper waters.

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Sugar Bear happily obliged.

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Unless something slimy was attached....

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Those were quickly dropped, and proclaimed, "yuckidy!"

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The entire time we were there, a seagull carefully watched, and waited patiently for this disruption to leave his turf.

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Once we left, I'm sure he continued his own investigating of the treasures the low tide brings.

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Kat said...

Clam bake, clam bake...I am so excited. As usual your photos are gorgeous.

Sugar Bear seems totally consumed by collecting the clams. So cute.

Laura said...

Love the pictures! And I looooove that she says, "yuckidy"! :) Looks like a beautiful, peaceful day.

Secret Agent Mama said...

I have only ever had fried clams, but Michael tells me there is nothing like raw clams with Tabasco on a cracker! I dunno. I'd try it, though.

Great pix, always!

Lindy said...

fantastic pics- can't wait until our trip to the sea!

Anonymous said...

Can't say that I'm a fan of clams, but it looks like Sugar had a great day. I LOVE the picture of her tossing the shell. Great shot, mama!

AnnD said...

Love the pic of the seaweed and Sugar!

Autumn said...

Love the pics Corey. Do you love your new lens? I sense you aren't as in love with it as you are your macro.
How sweet is that Sugar in her overalls and boots??!! I'm glad you had a good time, hope you brought home lots of clams.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

"Yuckidy" - love it! :) Looks like a day made just for a Sugar Bear to enjoy. :) And the mama with the new lens too, of course! Beautiful photos, as always. :)

Kimberly said...

How lovely! I sure do miss the ocean!

Christina said...

I have never dug for clams, but would love to have that opportunity. Even if I wouldn't eat them, since I'm not a seafood person. ;o)
Looks like the zoom lens is treating you well - love the starfish picture! And of course cutie Sugar. "Yuckidy" - too freakin' cute!

Jenty said...

I love the way you tell your stories!!

Veggie Mom said...

Love the snaps, and especially LOVE the Wellies that Sugar Bear is wearing! As promised, we're having a giveaway this week. You and Sugar Bear should visit! Check us out at http://poprs.blogspot.com/2008/06/giveaway-tuesday.html

we are reilly said...

what a great adventure!

Joanna said...

I love the pics of Sugar Bear. The sense of wonder in children is so amazing and you caught it so well with each picture. Just sitting back and letting her explore. Perfect.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Corey this is one of the cutest posts I have seen in ages. I love all the pics, especially Sugars 'yuckidy' face and the gulls footprints. You have so many wonderful places near where you live. Love it.

holly said...

that looks like it was sooo much fun. okay with that whole throwing thing she's endearing herself to my son...
you know how he loves to...throw...

Jules said...

Ok seriously, I am dying (of happiness!) over these pics! Every single one is beautiful and perfect!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Look like fun for all.

And did sugar bear grow over night? She looks so big in this series.

Anonymous said...

LOVE those, Corey!! I think there are people elsewhere who NEED to see these!!!!! How did Sugar's hair get so long and blonde? When did that happen? Why do they have to grow up at all, lol!

CrazyCath said...

A wonderful photo story. I do wish I could get over more often. I am trying to get organised so that I can.

That girl sure is growing fast...

Kimi said...

Love the pictures!! And I am with Suzy, how did Sugar's hair grow like that?? It is adorable!!!

What a fun experience you gave Sugar! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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