Our Sister Trip to Florida was such a relaxing getaway. Our condo was right on the Siesta Key beach, with its soft, white sand.
This is where we vacationed with our parents while growing up. Our Grandma lived in Sarasota, and I thought ALL sand looked like powdered sugar when I was a kid. I was sadly disappointed the first time I went to an ocean beach with ordinary, brown sand.
My dad loved Siesta Key too. When he died, he asked that some of his ashes were sprinkled on the sand bar. For years, my sisses and I have been trying to get together to take him there. This year, we just said, let's just DO it, no excuses, no more waiting till we had time.
And I am glad we did.
Sissy brought Daddy in a decorated bottle, and added some glitter. He was in her purse for part of the trip, and I'm sure he enjoyed going out to dinner with us. Daddy always loved a good restaurant meal.
I scrounged for shells to create an angel in the sand for him, then made a giant heart to center the angel in.
With the white sand, and white shells, the angel doesn't show up a lot in the photos. Especially with the sun glinting off of the glitter we added around her.
While shell hunting, I found a sparkling rhinestone earring, and a shell with a hole in it, that the earring poked into perfectly. That was her bodice. I also found an old, rusty PBR bottle cap, my dad's favorite beer. That was added to the top of the sand heart.
Her wings are created from shards of an iridescent lining of some large clam type shell. We also found two of those large shells, still intact, and when opened up they were heart shaped.
We opened one of them, and sprinkled Daddy's ashes inside, then let him float away as the waves came in over the shell.