From Trash to Treasure on a California Beach 是誰遺落了七彩寶石在人間？—— 夢幻玻璃海灘?? What was once a garbage dump? is now a sparkling? attraction like no other.
When you think about broken glass, a picture of something sharp and dangerous often comes to mind. Give that glass some time to be rolled around by the power of the ocean, however, and you get something beautiful. The waves rub the sharp edges smooth and turn it into sea glass, which is almost as beautiful as a jewel. While it’s possible to find bits of sea glass at most beaches, it is still very rare. Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California is known for its sea glass, though.
What makes this beach so special is that it is covered with smooth, shiny bits of sea glass in every color you can imagine. Though Glass Beach is now a part of a protected state park, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, from 1906 to 1967, the people of Fort Bragg threw their garbage there as a common practice at the time. At last, people learned their mistake, and they cleaned the garbage off the beach. When they got down to the sand, they realized that the ocean had turned all those broken bottles into something beautiful. Locals decided to leave the sea glass. Today, Glass Beach is a popular tourist attraction.
1. come to mind 浮現腦海，湧上心頭
When Judy was asked what her favorite dessert was, cupcakes came to mind.
2. smooth a. 平滑的；光滑的；順利的
Bathing in a hot spring not only helps you relax but also makes your skin smoother.
3. jewel n. 寶石，珠寶；可貴的東西（可數）
The missing jewels have something to do with the actor’s death.
4. be known for... 因……聞名／為人所知
The restaurant is known for its juicy steaks and tasty desserts.
5. be covered with... 被……覆蓋，覆滿著……
The streets are covered with leaves in fall.
6. shiny a. 發亮的，有光澤的
The Christmas presents are wrapped up in shiny green paper.
7. protected a. 受（法律）保護的 protect vt. 保護
Hunting wild ducks is not allowed in the protected area.
8. clean sth off (sth) 將某物（從某物上）清除
The waiter will clean this table off in a moment.
? garbage dump n. 垃圾場，廢品堆 ? sparkling a. 閃耀的
別懷疑！片語 turn A into B 就是有「將 A 物變為 B 物」、化腐朽為神奇的力量！例：
The magician turned the flower into a dove.
The chef can turn ordinary food into the most delicious dishes.