Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shell seekers Delight!

This is a quick photo of the beach right under our feet!

Photos taken at “Cape Canaveral National Seashore”

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And here are some of the amazing shells we found!

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Angel wings, Lettered Olives, scallops, more shells than I can identify and one beautiful piece of blue sea glass! The edges beaten by the sea and the color frosted by the sand and salt!

My MOST amazing find of the day?

This Giant Atlantic Cockle!!!

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Right in the edge of the ocean with the waves splashing over it, I saw this cockle with the hinge still intact! I GASPED! (one of many gasps of the day! heehee!)

My smallest? Look in the very center of the photo!

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A tiny Calico!

 I hope your day is filled with joy!

Visit previous posts for sea life photos

and other ocean photos...HERE!

I’m joining Mary from the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

What has delighted you recently?

51 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so jealous! I want to pick up seashells by the sea shore.
Brenda

Love of the Sea said...

I didn't realize there were seashells on the atlantic side...in Cape Canaveral! I thought only the Gulf Coast had shells. These are beautiful!!!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi,
Looks like you hit the jackpot with those shells! Wow, you found great ones! My sister and I used to spend hours combing the beaches in Florida for shells. I have some crystal containers of shells that I found in Florida through the years. I brought them with me to the Northwest and have them out in my home. Love them! Have a beautiful Sunday! xoxo Kim

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Sooo gorgeous!!! Nothing even remotely close down here along Miami beach, nada!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely collection of seashells. What a great day at the beach. Wonderful photos and mosaic.

laurie said...

these are beautiful,, how lucky you are,, lovely

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Such cool seashells! I love that one with the leopard looking print! Terrific mosaics.

Ames said...

Lucky girl. I was just at Jetty Park today with my daughter, grandaughter and son-in-law and I told her this beach feels fake. Not one shell to be seen. And the sand felt like it was trucked in. Not like the sand at Playalinda beach. You've got some nice shells there. :)~Ames

ellen b. said...

It's been a while since I've been able to walk on a beach and collect sea shells. You really found some beauties!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful seashells. I love to decorate the house with them. Jersey Shore beaches have shells too, but never as interesting as the Florida beaches.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Beautiful shells and a walk on the beach! Love to decorate with shells. Makes the home feel sooooo summery and beachy!
Blessings!!

Mary said...

Omigosh how WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE to collect shells when I'm at the beach, and these are so much more beautiful than the ones I find in NJ... :)

Snap said...

When I lived on Galveston Island, I loved to go to the beach when no one was around (it can be done) and look for shells. Wonderful memories. I enjoyed your mosaic very much.

Cindy said...

So pretty! I just love shells. We were on South Padre Island, but there weren't that many shells like you find in Florida. I guess it has to do with currents.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Vee said...

Does the beach photo remind you of granite? It looks like something I want on my countertop.:D

I would've gasped to find any of these little delights. Each one is so pretty and special.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Diane, my first attempt of a (beachy) fashion shot is posted on my Facebook Page -here!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful shells, Diane. I really love that spotted crab shell...that is sooo pretty! Jeff and I are coming down to Florida on July 1-10 for our vacation this year and I can't wait. I'm going to be doing some shell hunting of my own! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

missing moments said...

So much fun collecting them. What was that leopard looking one in your last photo?

DaCraftyLady said...

Lovely shells and so many of them that are different, we have this shell store at the beach and I am always strolling through it to pick up little goodies...:)

A Garden of Threads said...

You collected many colourful and beautiful shells. Sounds like the perfect day. Take care and have a fabulous week:)

Genie said...

I really loved all of your photos today. I am curious. Do you live near the Cape? My daddy was one of the first engineers sent to Patrick Air Force Base to reactivate it after having been close at the end of WWII. We lived on base at the very beginning of the missile era. They would go right by our house on the way up to the cape. We lived right across the road from where the generals all lived.

Shellbelle said...

WooHoo! You did find some really nice shells and I love that piece of sea glass, great color!

I see one of your Olives has the top missing, I always look for those, they are perfect for putting on a piece of jute. You know I use those on the hangers for my driftshell hearts, I LOVE olives!

Wonderful finds on a wonderful day with the one you love, honey, it doesn't get much better than that!!

Hugs

Shellbelle said...

Oh, don't forget, my World Oceans D ay party is on Wednesday, I can't believe it's almost here! Hope to see you there my dear!

nancy huggins said...

That definately makes me want to take a vacation near the ocean and collect some sea shells..Yours are truly awesome :)

Becca said...

I love beach combing, and you really found some beauties!

Terri said...

I love shelling and here I am in landlocked Missouri! Thanks for sharing your delightful mosaic for those of us who aren't near a beach!

Della said...

Oh you found some lovelies! That angel wing is gorgeous! The tiny calico is just precious! I found a few tiny calicos this weekend, and thought of you with each calico scallop I found ;) I thought of Shellbelle with every "drift shell" I found!

You found some neat shells, and a starfish, too!!! Love this post Diane!
XOXO

Mary said...

Isn't it fun when you find a treasure washed up in the surf?! I always enjoy finding an intact starfish, it's a rare treat :-)

Vintage Gal said...

Love those seashells. How lucky you are to go to the beach and find them. ;-)

Angi said...

wow! great finds and collection too. very nice mosaic and pictures.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these are such amazing finds! All of the shells are so pretty.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The seashells are beautiful and it's fun to learn the names of each type!!! Thanks for the stroll on the beach!!!

quiltingnana said...

those shells are lovely...what a collection. and sea glass too...I am jealous

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi there,

Just gorgeous. I am really into shells right now. These are so beautiful.

Barb

Crafty Gardener said...

I love walking the beaches and finding shells. You certainly found some great treasures to display in your mosaic.

ANNE said...

Angel wings -- wow!! and that leopard spotted shell is gorgeous. I'm so envious! and glad that you're sharing the fun.

LaelShine said...

Oh my gosh! I love them all but especialy the one like kinda looks like a giraffe..

JudyBug said...

You're going to laugh...I know you are. I didn't think about shells having names. In Louisiana (northern), you just don't come in contact with shells.How neat!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! Amazing collection of shells! Makes me wish I was out shell collecting on a beach right now. sigh!

Linda said...

Oh...you found so many pretty shells. I was out walking in the dry river bed the other day and I found some tiny white shells...I don't know what the are...but they are so pretty...and we are over 50 miles from a beach!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your sea shell mosaics, Diane!

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Bearly Sane said...

Wish the weather here downunder was warm enough for the beach ... I am envious ... hate the cold weather!

Diane I am sorry you missed the show but if had been open since the Wednesday and when you thought it was still Sunday it was Monday downunder! You can still see the winners though if you go to www.theACDawards.com

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so lovely. I am hosting a photobook giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to stop by.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Such pretty sea shells Diane.

Pondside said...

What treasures! I love to beach comb for shells and beach glass too.

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Jan said...

I always enjoy the great photos on your blog and I sure wish I was closer so I could collect some of those beautiful shell to use in my projects. They are just awesome. I may have to work a barter with you. Hum.... give you any ideas. Like maybe a mouse or two. heheh.

bj said...

Oh, gosh..you are blessed to live where you can pick up these natural treasures. So so pretty.
Have a good day.
xo bj

Carolyne said...

Just lovely!
Some of my favourite treasures from traveling years back are the sea shells I picked up on various beaches. Memories indeed!

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