Friday, May 03, 2013

State Shell

Walking along the beach, even in spring when more folks are on the island, one still occasionally finds a treasure. Just a few days ago I almost walked right past this scotch bonnet. It had just washed up with the latest wave, and was half covered with wet sand. But there it was, North Carolina's state seashell.

Scotch Bonnet

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  1. Debbie Leonard6:17 AM

    That is beautiful; I have never found one intact.

  2. It's the little things that I appreciate the best; a walk along the beach with the pace of a man with no where to go and no time in particular to get there...