Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Can you spot the jingle shell?

 You have to look very hard.

But the eye is drawn to the small pinkish-golden shell. It's a compulsion. You must pick it up.

These are whole ones and especially nice. I'm not the only one who collects jingle shells. I've met other fanatics at the high tide line. We bemoan our addiction but go on doing it.

They are usually broken or flawed in some way (the shells, I mean)

Yes, there is one in this picture.

And you begin to see other things, too, like ...

rocks with toupees.

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