Sunday, January 16, 2011

Glorious Sunset (Shell)


I can't walk along a beach without picking up a pocketful of shells but it's a while since I've seen this one - a Faroe sunset shell Gari fervensis, picked up on Warkworth beach yesterday.....

.... and here's where the name comes from - markings like rays of the setting sun on the horizon.

7 comments:

  1. A very appropriate name for it. It's quite a few years since I did a bit of beachcombing.

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  2. Lovely shell, and I can see how it got its name.

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  3. A serendipitous name I think. I like the shape of the shell too.

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  4. Hi Keith and John, beachcombing always seems to throw up surprises...

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  5. Hi Toffeeapple, I like the asymmetry of it..

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  6. LOvely shell. You get so many surprises on a beach!

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  7. Hi lotusleaf, especially after stormy waether, when all sorts of interesting objects are washed up.....

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