Although many businesses are either still closed or only open for partial service, I am seeing an increased presence of folk out and about. Our bike ride through the park today was met with slightly more motorists than last week's ride. I noticed quite a few picnic-goers. We're still not seeing the normal number of park visitors for June, as its museums are still shut, but Golden Gate Park is definitely filling up as the days of quarantine wear on. The mask-order is still in place in California, but I think I'm seeing less folk adhering to it now than before. Are we having collective mask-fatigue? Probably.
All of my beach-combing over the past few months has paid off. With some wee sea bits collected, I've 'beshelled' the heck out of a cheapie, wooden Kiste I picked up at a craft store the other day. I think, all in all, the 'beshelling' took nearly two hours to complete. I really enjoyed the process of deciding how to place the shells. The set-up was me roughly fitting all the bits together on each side of the box, snapping a photo of it for reference purposes, then removing said shells before gluing them on, one at a time. The whole process felt very meditative.
Here are snaps of the Kiste below plus another goodie--
|First, the lid.|