Meeting A Mermaid

Yesterday, while Motor Man and I were on the beach at the Outer Banks, something special caught our eye.

Someone with amazing talent (and plenty of free time) had sculpted a mermaid in the sand..

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She was a brown-eyed girl and wore a seashell tiara. We were there late morning, so obviously, she had been created the day before. Some of her features weren’t quite as sharp as they most likely were originally.

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Here she is from the back.

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Written in the sand in front was the letter “A”, perhaps the initial of the artist?

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Just to get an idea of the size of the sculpture, Motor Man had me pose beside her. (Yes, I was a bit intimidated; what human female poses beside a mermaid?)

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I texted Marshall a picture of our find with this note: “And the storm (Hermine) will probably take her back to the sea”.

Marshall’s reply: “Probably, but the artist knew that – that’s part of the beauty”.

~These Days Of Mine~

11 responses to “Meeting A Mermaid

  1. I love her! She is beautiful and so is the human next to her. 🙂

  2. How AWESOME!!! Such talent. Glad you got to appreciate it and to allow us to also.

  3. Cool! Look at it this way – the storm will take her back to the sea but that’s where she’s happiest after all…….so it’s a “good” thing!


  4. That’s amazing. Yes, she’ll definitely be home soon.

  5. Impressive – someone went to a lot of work there.

  6. One of those great finds … some of the best are just stumbled upon !

  7. Very cool… kinda hate to see the tide take her back to the sea. BUT maybe there will be a new mermaid next time!!!

  8. What a wonderful fun find. You just never know what treasures lie in wait to be discovered. That Mermaid is great. There’s no telling how long it took to make. I wonder about the artist(s). What fun they must have had.
    I wonder if they knew the joy and smiles it’d bring to the next explorers.
    I believe Marshall has the heart of a poet. I’ll be he’s a creative fellow and takes after you. 🙂

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a treasure to find! She is very neat!

  10. How cool! Someone did a nice job creating her.

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