Happy Weekend : )
Yesterday I walked in to Goodwill to find this basket sitting on the counter.
(It is about 16 x 20" wide inside)
Oh my, but this is nice.....
A whole basket full of shells.
Not the store bought kind,
but the kind you pick up at the ocean year after year.
I think it was someones loved collection.
I was lucky it was already sitting near the front of the store.
I happily paid and carried out my very heavy find.
This beauty was sitting right on top!
She is about 6" wide and almost looks like angel wings!
(this dark blue/gray shell looks very old...it has an amazing patina I hoped to catch in this image...but failed, it is so amazing in "person")
The basket was truly a delight to unpack.
Each shell I pulled out,
Each rock I picked out,
All the tiny little quartz like pebbles....
They were just such a treat to see.
There were very interesting shells I had never seen.
And many shells I recognized.
What do you think of this one above?
He is a handsome one...
I have never seen a shell with this softened form.
Did he grow like this or was he buffed by the ocean?
Beautiful bumps and swirls.
This is his "head", I think.
Very swirly pearly!
Utterly delicate beauty!
There were many of these small stones...
smooth, frosty round stones...
and tiny little quartz like stones...
While stacking these stones I couldn't help but think...
Of the need for balance in my life.
One thing that really helps me feel balanced is appreciation of beauty.
Beauty in everyday moments,
and Nature all around.
Finding this unexpected display of Nature's beauty
I was gifted many moments of delight
Thank you to whom ever appreciated these shells, corals, and stones before me.
I couldn't help but wonder who...
and why this shell, and that shell, and who's name is written on that one shell...
I am thankful for this surprise gift from the Earth.
Have any of you had happy surprises lately?
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