Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shell Treasures

Bashams Beach offered us many delights as we watched whales frolicking out to sea.

Glimpses of light just above the horizon as a misty cloudy sky turned to dusk.

Stray pieces of driftwood now resting calmly on the sand.

Beckoning rocks inlaid with shiny silver puddles of water, reflecting light, containing creatures to be discovered.

And shells...oh the shells...

Myriads of sea shells lying around the water's edge. Little Eee and I immediately sat down to explore such beauty, while Ess and Dad climbed rocks and found sea stars in rock pools. We sorted, sifted, shared with each in amazement, pocketing some to bring home for our collection.

The colours and patterns are so vivid, so striking. Each shell resembling its mate yet each one's pattern being unique, its own fingerprint.

These ones we dubbed toffee apple shells. Can you see the green hue on the parts of shell where the vivid red has worn away?

I can tell you these little shells have been sorted and rearranged by little fingers (and big ones as well) over and over.

Such simple discoveries serving to delight and nourish our soul and bring fond memories of wonderful times shared.


Beth Brawley Taylor said...

I have never seen such beautiful shells, Cee! Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. It is nice to feel as though I have actually been to Australia.

Homestay Mama said...

I have never seen red shells before. How beautiful! Even he sand seems to have a reddish tint to it! What a lovely place you live in!

Cee said...

Oh it is so lovely to see you both here again! I am glad you have shared in our enjoyment of our trip to Bashams Beach, South Australia.

These shells are unique, I do not believe I have seen any quite like them before either.

Melissa Goodsell said...

Those toffee apple shells are gorgeous - such rich colours.
It was lovely to read that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations too :)

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