Early tide often unveils angel wings and whelks,
but this solitary evening's walk offers up three tartan caps,
elusive and rare.
Slipper shells delight my son, fragile cockle & calico scallops
fan and flash speckled color, and shark eye remnants
swirl charming patterns
yet the olive shell I've yet to receive.
She offers her fine artists mark of temporary delights:
tangerine sunsets, gently filled sailcloths, winged birdsong
as well as memories lasting a lifetime,
some sentimentally displayed upon my windowsill.
by Margaret Bednar, May 5, 2016
*The Scotch Bonnet is the NC state shell - not uncommon but not easily found whole either. I found three perfect ones within 30 minutes of each other one evening! - the resemble a traditional Scottish "plaid" hat.
Pamlico Sound HERE
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Transforming with Nature's Wonders"