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June 30, 2017 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Sea sleeper

Creepy weird doll head covered with sea shells on eyes found on beach, Boliver, TX (Debra Croy Nelson/Facebook)

No, Dunderheads. It’s hold the shells up to your ears. (D.C.Nelson/FB)

It wasn’t Bart Simpson she feared. It was those who cooed, “Quiet. You’ll just sleep with the fishes – with the others.”

So she huddled down – under the dirty socks and crusty burlap.

Willing to brave the damp seeping inch by inch as if it wanted to sample what was promised.

Trying to  suffocate her involuntary coughs from the motor fumes as it sourly rattled on.

The childlike hand once sought, now cold; heartless.

“Doll Face” not the term of endearment she thought.

“Don’t lose your head when you get there!” That had sailed right past her, too.

Oh, why did they pick smoldering-eyed, beguiling NOLA instead of the shallow, flirty “What happens here, stays here” Vegas?

Woman watching sea. 1899. Stratton/Hans Christian Andersen/NYPub.Lib/USPD. artist life,

And they said she was all washed up.(USPD/

The strange object in the top picture washed up on Bolivar’s Gulf Coast beach a few days ago.

Speculation’s running rampant:

A doll lost during a past hurricane who, like loyal lost puppy is trying to make its’ way home? Part of a Halloween costume. Perhaps you prefer something darker like a voodoo doll? Sacrifice by terrified boaters. There’s always the vicious brother tormenting his sister by ripping the doll out of her hands, and doll overboard!  Maybe, even more bizarre , a campsite marker from 2007.

Or possibly only the opening scene of some horror story yet to come….

The sea is slow to reveal her secrets

She sure sells those sea shells, though.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Sea maidens from Andvari and the Rhinemaidens, ill- Harry G. Theaker, 1920 Children's stories from the Northern legends/, artist life/Commons,

That ought to keep them guessing. She’s something of a drip, but once you get past the creepiness… (USPD/Commons,

Oh, Happy Asteroid Day!

Rocks rock at any altitude for perspective and attitude. Merry on now. Have a great weekend.







  1. shoreacres / Jun 30 2017 6:37 am

    I still remember the wax figure I pulled from the Gulf — maybe thirty years ago. It was inscribed in French, and when I showed it to a Haitian I knew, he wouldn’t touch it, and backed away. That was enough for me. I took it back down to Galveston and threw it into the water.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 30 2017 6:50 am

      Not your ordinary message in a bottle. Some beach goers find shells or polished glass, otherworldly things wash up from the Gulf. Somethings are better left where they choose. The woman that found this one also left it (wonder if the French had worn off..)Weirdly spooky in any case. Thanks for adding your find of mystery.


  2. easyweimaraner / Jun 30 2017 7:00 am

    we found a witch bottle once… it was not an antique one, probably made by crazy people in our time. thought I will keep it as a weird souvenier, but google said there is pee needed when you make such a bottle… so I gave it back to mr. ocean :O)


  3. Carrie Rubin / Jun 30 2017 7:34 am

    That is a creepy find for sure. The perfect prompt for a story!


  4. Ally Bean / Jun 30 2017 8:33 am

    I’m freaked out by that doll. Creepy, for sure.


  5. Anne Mehrling / Jun 30 2017 8:49 am

    You gave us lots of room for imagination.


  6. D. Wallace Peach / Jun 30 2017 8:50 am

    That is a little creepy with the shells around the eyes. I’m going for the doll overboard.


  7. Littlesundog / Jun 30 2017 12:57 pm

    This reminds me of a post I haven’t done yet… I’m always finding odd items in the woodlands and river area. I suppose these things wash up when we have torrential rains and the river gets up or neighborhood runoff drains down into the canyon. That doll is creepy… but oh, what great storytelling unfolds! 😀


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 30 2017 5:31 pm

      Nothing like a gully washer to add new items along your ravines and low spots. We used to find lots of old homeless furniture…don’t think that was beavers shortcutting building dams. I’d like to see your washed up items post! (Those things probably annoys the deer ones – they love to frolic in the water so much)
      Thanks for paddling over to dock a comment

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  8. Kate Crimmins / Jun 30 2017 1:49 pm

    So much better than drug needles!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 30 2017 3:47 pm

      Sharp remark. (How sad we have to caution kids to watch where they step and what they pick up at the beach…jelly fish and stingrays used to be the danger.)
      Hot enough to bake on the sand probably today. Once as kids we did actually fry an egg on a car hood. Thanks for floating up a comment for this net. Find some shade and a cool drink and enjoy the weekend!

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  9. sustainabilitea / Jun 30 2017 6:38 pm

    Happy weekend to you, too, and happy 4th.



    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 5 2017 4:15 pm

      Cheers…have a leftover sparkler! Holiday weeks always throw time out of whack. (I can’t believe there’s been a couple of back to school ads already…got to be heat related brain muddle?) Thanks for floating over to visit


  10. kourtneyheintz2 / Jul 4 2017 2:34 pm

    That doll head is definitely a story waiting to be written. Could be creepy or heartwarming.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 5 2017 4:20 pm

      Reality I strange than fiction…and maybe that one is really going to go somewhere…hmmm…working on it.
      Thanks for wandering amid the mysteries (Hope you are doing well – will be by shortly to catch up…book cover?)


  11. Ben Aqiba / Jul 25 2017 3:47 am

    Great post


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