Friday, January 4, 2008

beach combing

we spent our holiday either on the beach, on a boat, or in the ocean. our gift to each other this year was time spent together. santa brought one gift (our year of non-consumption) yet even the 9 year old said it was his best holiday ever.

we combed the beaches looking for shells at first, a sample of our finest above.

then we honed in on a hundred odd sharks teeth and other small treasures before finding the pièce de résistance, the HUGE seahorse below.

and then i found my true calling, bone collector. a lovely lady we met on the trip introduced us to the world of fossilized bone and i am hooked. i love to imagine what creature they belonged to. i spent the balance of the trip collecting these, the most exciting being the large pieces of vertebrae and joints.

of course i can not pass a nice piece of coral without picking it up.

yes, my nature collecting is compulsive. can't help it.

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