Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Fauna Shells, Garden Key 20 January 2018 18 January 2018 Beaches, Other Animals There’s no collecting in national parks, so the beach on Garden Key is littered with shells. But apparently there’s no prohibition against moving shells around, as the first two photos show. Fort Jefferson Redux Hermit Crabs, Garden Key FL 6 Comments Jim Taylor 21 January 2018 at 11:31 am 11 months ago How — and why — does a conch lavish such magnificent colour on the inside of shell that the conch itself can’t see, and no one else is ever expected to see? Jim T Isabel Gibson 21 January 2018 at 1:57 pm 11 months ago Jim T – Well, the Conchologists of America seem to say that the answer is not known. http://www.conchologistsofamerica.org/faq/ Barry Jewell 22 January 2018 at 3:39 pm 11 months ago I thought that the first two photos looked very natural. Perhaps I have been in the wrong parts of the world. Isabel Gibson 22 January 2018 at 3:48 pm 11 months ago Barry – Well, I guess part of the artistry is to make it look natural . . Laurna Tallman 22 January 2018 at 5:08 pm 11 months ago Playing with shells and sharing the fun definitely beats fighting one’s way through an ice storm to access the mailbox. Never mind the conch’s view, its pink and flesh-tone interior is its gift to me! Isabel Gibson 22 January 2018 at 5:20 pm 11 months ago Laurna – Yes, and I just stumbled across all these placements, so it was a real bonus. I figure almost anything is better than fighting through ice . . . Comments are closed.