Monday, 2 April 2012

Seashells

When we were down at the beach the other night, Karen was looking for small bits of driftwood and I was looking for shells. There were hundreds of shells lying around. A lot of them were broken but I did find some beauties.  

I just love all of the colours, shapes and textures on them. It's amazing what comes from the sea. 

I took some pictures just to show you.








 Aren't they wonderful. 

Karen did find one piece of driftwood - it had been worn smooth by the sea and felt silky soft. 
I wonder what she will do with it.  
Watch this space :))

We actually went for another walk last night - but the weather has broken and it was very grey - no sunsets last night I'm afraid.  It was very cold as well with a biting wind nipping at our cheeks. 

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28 comments:

Izabela said...

Some of your close-ups would look great as black and white. They have beautiful texture and strong lines. Very nice images.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

They are wonderful ~ I love shells ~ have several glass bottles filled with shells ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Sheila said...

Sea shells are wonderful and you found some real treasures to share , great photos!!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush these just bring smile on my face. I so love the texture and the hidden colors behind the texture, awesome find!

Jelly Beans

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Love the shell photos.

Jill said...

Beautiful pictures of such lovely shells! I just love the different textures.

May said...

And to think that I buy sea shells..:-( You have quite a collection there!! I also loved the amazing sunset pictures you posted. I have no views of sunrises or sunsets from my home, but when the sky turns an amazing pink, I know that the sunset that day is awesome!!!

Filip Demuinck said...

Very artistic how you placed these shells.

Greetings,
Filip

TexWisGirl said...

they make perfect macro subjects.

Giga said...

Uwielbiam też zbierać muszelki spacerując po plaży. Zdjęcia muszelek są świetne. Pozdrawiam.*** I also love to collect shells on the beach walking. Pictures of shells are great. Yours.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh what treasures!! I love seashells.

lisa said...

They really are wonderful Ellie, and you have photographed them so beautifully!

Debbie said...

your shells like so much like mine!! you photographed them well!!

Debbie said...

* your shells look....

when will i learn to proof read before publishing!!

Anna said...

Hi Ellie,
The act of walking and collecting nature's wonders is always so uplifting, isn't it?! You found some gems. Love all the textures and different compositions that you've captured here! I find shells fascinating, too :)
Hope your week is super.

Flora said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I love the shells. Your photos of your shells are lovely.

Paul said...

It's great that you're getting out for regular walks. Love the shell photos. I have a collection I've taken to school. Must take some photos of them and put them on a post.

Bush and Beach said...

Beautiful photos. Well done!!

Becki's Whole Life said...

Very pretty pics, Ellie. We were at the lake this weekend and my daughter collected a cup of zebra mussel shells. I have a piece of driftwood on my deck and I just love it. We think it looks like a lizard. Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

Sandra said...

Beautiful shells. I like all the different angles you've taken them from.
Have a great day!

Lasse said...

Beautiful ! ... and that reminds me of a "phrase" we learnt at school maaaany years ago: "and the shells she sells are sea shells I´m sure"..
I don´t know if I got that right ?:))

Rose said...

I was hoping you were going to tell us what she is going to do with the driftwood...will wait for it.

I like your seashell shots...they are beautiful.

Chatty Crone said...

Your shells are wonderful - hope I can find some at the beach this week. sandie

EG CameraGirl said...

I'd love to be on a beach looking for shells right now. Shells are so magical, I don't know why.

Carletta said...

The lines and texture of the shells were beautifully captured!
Looking for unique shells is the best part of going to the beach. :)
Thanks for visiting!

Sush said...

HI Dear Friend,
I'm back from my sabbatical, I didn't figure in the A-Z Challenge so I've returned sooner than planned. I'm sure happy I did I love your walk along the shore. Gathering shells is one of my favorite things to do on a walk along the beach.

'May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.'
Unknown~

Pat said...

I love your seashells. Such lovely textures and patterns!