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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Imperfect beauty

The shells were everywhere, razor clam, mussel, oyster, and many I didn't recognize. We had not seen many shells on our visits to the beaches on the north shore of Prince Edward Island this year. However, the beach in Cascumpec Harbour in Northport, had shells. The most interesting ones were the moon snail shells, 

 

many broken 

 

to reveal the beauty of the spiral 

 

which is hidden when the shell is intact. 

 

In their broken beauty, 

 

they were an inspiration there on the red sand.

 

They were not perfect

 

 but their imperfections 

 

made each unique and special in its own way. 

 

Beautiful!

 

29 comments:

  1. I love them all, Marie. Thank you so much for the inspiration. :-)

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  2. shells are so interesting. I prefer not to think of the creepy crawlings that used to inhabit them. ;)

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    1. SW, the creatures can be off-putting. The shells are gorgeous.

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  3. I find the sea tumbled stones beautiful, too.

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    1. Yes they are. This is the first beach we've seen here with a large number of stones on it.

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  4. So many shapes and textures with the beautiful red sand in the background.

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    1. That sand certainly highlights the shells!

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  5. My father once cut a very thin sliver from a similar shell. One of my brothers has it, and I am awed at its beauty. There is so much magic in the little things.

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    1. How true, EC. The little things are magic!

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  6. Such beautiful shells, delicate color inside and wonderful shapes.

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  7. That does look like a treat of a time.

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  8. Imperfections are what make them beautiful and unique...As in humans !

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  9. I love shells. When you see them broken like that you wonder about the turbulent trip they made from ocean to shore.

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    1. Yes you do, Barbara. It must have been rough.

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  10. But for the efforts of our ancestors in the 1930s, there would be no geese and ducks. Today we must keep up the good fight.

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    1. We must! They are incredible creatures.

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  11. Imperfections highlight beauty. A small "beauty mark" on an otherwise perfect face makes you notice the beauty even more.

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  12. They do hightlight beauty as you say.

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  13. divine display of nature loved them

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