I don't know why it struck me as odd to see leaves at First Beach on Saturday. Once they're cast off, leaves blow everywhere; it makes perfect sense that some would land in the water, then wash ashore ... right?? Still, it/they surprised me: maple shapes, oak shapes, easily and not-so-easily unidentifiable shapes. Probably because leaves are such land-based things, while clam shells and seaweed are such sea-based things. It was odd to see them in the same place — that's all. Commixed & commingled, as it were (are those really words: commixed & commingled? they look odd for whatever reason, as words sometimes do).
And it was odd to see a tennis ball in the foam — huh?? I imagine a dog had lost it, or failed to fetch it (too cold? too far out in the waves?), unless someone hit a really long shot from up the hill at the Tennis Hall of Fame.