Saturday, January 9, 2010

Moon Snail Shell

Found this lovely moon snail shell on my beach travails earlier this week; a walk in the rain and the gray to escape writing and the depression of living indoors in January. 

The more I look at it, the more fascinating it is to me... Look closely at its center, swirling in perfection to create a safe haven for a sea creature to call home.  

Measuring approximately 3" x 3", it is only medium sized, and obviously a little battered and bruised by the tossing in the Puget Sound.  The shell is thick, always cool to the touch,and the inside is worn smooth by living in the sea. Completed by shades of  the color white and streaks of variations of sand and of brown, this moon snail shell s now a new favorite shell in my collection.  

Where to put it so that all of my friends can see its' beauty is now the dilemna....

1 comment:

Mary said...

That shell is gorgeous! Great find.

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