With high hopes we left our camping spot at Beverly Beach and drove into Lincoln City for the day,
Eager to find glass floats and blown glass sea creatures
Hidden on the beach for the annual Finders Keepers event.
Rain, fog, cold and wind did not deter.
Rocks were overturned,
Iphone lost and found,
And not one float found
Not even one.
At dusk the wind picked up and rain fell in earnest sheets.
Reluctantly we stopped the search and ran for shelter.
Determined not to be "Losers Weepers..."
We recounted what we did find, as we sat down to eat.
For it was in looking that we saw:
Driftwood bleached and worn
Parasol mushrooms in driftwood pools
Raindrops on scalloped tops
Seaside plants in winter garb
Shells in salt-and-pepper sand
Luminescent and lacy fungi
Celluloid colored and carved
And best of all