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Thursday, May 8, 2008

What's In A Name?

I love seashells and have collected them since I was young.
I especially like it when the name looks like the shell!
These shells pictured here are good examples of that.
I'm sure you won't have any trouble telling which are which!
Their names are Australian Trumpet, Green Cat's Eye,
Lion's Paw, Black Olive, Candy Snail and Sweet Violet.

14 comments:

  1. I never knew seashells have names!

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  2. These are wonderful pictures and the names are perfect... You know, I'm finding less seashells every year. I used to come home with giant bags full of them but now I seldom find more that half a bag. Perhaps where we usually stay at the beach is getting too congested or I'm just not getting up early enough..Hum....

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  3. Modgirl ~ oh yes, they all have names! I'll post more in the future. It's very interesting!

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  4. Rebecca ~ I'm sure it is due to people collecting them. Everyone wants to take a momento home with them from the beach! And yes, you probably need to get up early and go out in the deep! :)

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  5. Beautiful collection Betsy! I love rocks too.... I have a few in a little bowl. There are one or two that are so smooth to the touch and lovely to hold. Amazing the patterns and fossils you can find out there.

    Your shells are Nature's art, truly.

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  6. Blog Princess G ~ I had a little rock collection when I was a girl. It didn't amount to much, but I did have a few. One Christmas I got a rock tumbler for a gift. It polished the rocks to a smooth, high gloss finish. I remember that being fun. I have a few Tiger Eyes and crystals still today. I like the ones that you have, too, that are smooth naturally... and worn down by water or sand. Yes, the shells truly are natures art! I'm always fascinated as to what the story is behind each one. What little creature used it for a house and where it had been.

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  7. What pretty shells with such descriptive names! I'd love to see more.

    I usually only find clam, oyster and scallop shells along the beaches near me.

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  8. Pat ~ yes, those are the common ones! Wouldn't it be nice to see all these other beautiful ones on the beaches, too! I'm afraid they are out too deep for the beachcombers!

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  9. Sea Shells must be the theme of the day...I've just come from Bachelor at wellington's blog and he has a post on them too!

    Sea shells are fascinating..their colours, their shapes...the fact that they are a part of the sea you can cherish above water...

    I used to keep them in an indoor foutain I had, because they always look prettier when they are shiny wet.

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  10. Lavinia ~ you're right! They do look better when they are wet!

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  11. I just saw your comment on my post on shells.... wow, as you said, great minds think alike. Your's is pretty special with added names! I like that. Great post! :)

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  12. Hey bach ~ thanks for the comment! I'll have to post my shell mirror some time. Loved your shadowbox! :)

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  13. Ah Betsy...I love shells also..your pictures are wonderful...makes you wonder who came up with all those interesting names...

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  14. Deedee~ I wondered the same thing! I would be fun to name them!

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