Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Colorful gifts from local waters


DH picked these up for me yesterday when he walked up to the corner grocery store, then on over to walk a canal bank for a little way. They are wonderful works of art. What wonderful colors too. I thought you all might enjoy seeing these as much as I did. I don't know what kind of snail they are, and I sure wouldn't want them in my garden. :-)








































Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


15 comments:

Jenny wren's nest said...

Your shells are so pretty, and you still have roses in your garden? that is amazing, what i would do to have a garden all year around.

Linda said...

These are really beautiful. Linda

sweet bay said...

Those shells are beautiful. How big are they?

Rambling Tart said...

Oh, I love these!!! So pretty. Wonderful colors!

JJ Cedar Glader said...

What a wonderful assortment!

Floridagirl said...

Hi, Flower Lady! My guess is that those are Florida apple snails (Pomacea paludosa). I've seen limpkins feeding on them here on the Peace River. But I'm no snail expert, and there are several apple snails in Florida, so I can't say for sure.

That photography is beautiful! I especially like the first photo.

NellJean said...

Beautiful shells, Flower Lady.

Every now and then I buy a package of shells just to display and admire. Until the dog gets past the 'stage' she's in, they're put away for now.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a honey, to bring you the pretty shells!

Kit said...

Oooo, my favorite kind of treasures. Nature's treasures. So pretty and what colors. What are you going to do with them?

Muhammad khabbab said...

Very beautiful shells.

Skeeter said...

Each one is so unique and different then the other as if snowflakes! We ate Escargot occasionally while living in Europe and I always wondered what they did with the shells after the meal. I am now wondering what you will do with these shells. Must stay tuned to find out.....

Your heart shaped eggs were too cute!

Rebecca said...

You have such an eye for beauty in the simple things. I like how you lined them up in the one picture and how each individual picture highlights a facet of their charm.

By the way, I saw your kitchen on SOMEBODY's blog as I was "surfing". I sure wish I could drop in to see you. You are living my dream, I believe.

Anonymous said...

They are so beautiful! I think I'll use that plum and amber in my next quilt block. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane

tina said...

Gosh they are so wonderful. To be able to go for a walk and find these is amazing. I so wish we had them here. I like how you have them displayed. P.S. You probably already know but Blotanical is shifting and Stuart is doing work. He posted it on Twitter and the word is getting around I think.

Gayle said...

I'm really drawn to these shells. They are GORGEOUS! The colors are wonderful.The forms and shapes are so perfect, they would be stunning turned into sepia or black & white tones and made into a gallery wall!