I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 8, 2016

Tiny Seashells

Hi guys! I had a friend come to visit for a few days, to help me drive to medical appointments. I couldn't walk on the beach with him, but he took these photos of the many tiny butterfly or coquina shells that wash up on my beach each summer. [you may want to click on any photo to enjoy the full page slideshow version today]

We used to think these tiny shells, smaller than your pinky fingernail , were baby large white eating clams.  [but no]They cover the sand att the tideline, and as each wave ebbs, the little guys burrow madly into the sand.


Even large washes of the shells are still alive and will wash away at the next high tide. Woe to anyone who fills their sandbucket with these cuties, as the animal is still inside and doesn't smell great if allowed to die and decay! [Though one can immerse n Clorox water if making, say, sailors' Valentine's.]


Sailors' Valentines

Here is Mo looking very fine! He sends puggy smooches to you all.



gone to the beach...

and...a rainbow. Sign of hope for poor lizzy-me?