Over the summer I worked on my sea shell collection,
putting them in categories, researching their names
and labeling jars. It was a fun project!
Today there was a large fish bowl full of shells
and I got the winning bid for only $2.00!
I enjoyed pulling out shells when I got home, especially when
I was able to recognize them and say their names!
Better than that was pulling out shells that were new to me!
Many I recognized from my research, but didn't have any of my own!
My new favorites include ~
Mexican Flat Scallops, as big as my palm
teeny tiny star fish ~ can't believe they weren't broken!
pieces of coral ~ really love this round piece that looks floral
Pearlized Turban ~ this is beautiful in person
Babylon ~ has a leopard print
Candy Cane ~ had one of these as a child (long ago! ha).
Indian Tibia ~ I'd never heard of this one
and Gibbosa Olives ~ only had Lettered Olives before!
And as a real cool sign that the collection should grow,
this group of old jars came home with me, too!
OK, I'm off to wash the jars and
make some new name tags!