"And the hunter home from the sea". I feel like I've been in some weird kind of space warp, from green cool Washington to the moonscape of boiling Nevada, and finally to the vast empty beaches of south Oregon. Whew. A short drive as the country goes, but the variation in locations is as vast as you can get. I found a treasure in an unlikely place. Randy and I were window shopping in Lincoln City, found a second hand and antique store that looked interesting, and went in for a look-see.
In the back, under a dimly lit case, were a few glass balls. Now, mind you, there were glass balls along the wall in the shop too. Why were these under glass? It turns out they were all previously "found balls" from folks who had chanced upon them in previous years - tucked away in secret places along the Oregon coastline by local glass artists as part of the finders-keepers city sponsored activities. This only happens at a certain time of the year, and the decision to keep it up is, well, up in the air.
I plucked one from under the glass and fell in love with it's soap bubble colors. I guess it's been found ........ again! How many hidden treasures have you found out there in the world? I bet there are some good stories.
Look for this glass ball to turn up in Black Ice, the third story in the ICE series.