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Old 06-11-2014, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Photo Challenge #198 ~ Shells ~ {06/11/2014}

I thought, when I stopped yesterday to take a photo of a snail on the way to work, that we'd already done shells. But it appears not - so, shells it is.
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This is a good one Sabrina, but will take a bit of searching for me. I guess that's why it's called a challenge! I hope you are fully recovered and your energy is restored.
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This is a good one Sabrina, but will take a bit of searching for me. I guess that's why it's called a challenge! I hope you are fully recovered and your energy is restored.
I'm much better, thank you. I should have uploaded a couple of photos . These long bright days aren't conducive to photo editing, even editing cards to post is tough.
I did say eggshells count , and they can even be whole eggs. And if you need to be figurative rather than literal, the shell of a house? No snails in the garden?
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I have a couple of pictures. The first one is of a little container of egg shells that I have been saving for the mosaic technique here on splitcoast. The second one is of a little fellow I found in my garden as I was watering this evening.
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I haven't tried that mosaic technique yet but the results look great! But the eggshells make a good photo!

Here's the snail I saw in town on the way to work. I liked the contrast with the texture of the pavement.
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Very cool Sabrina. It's a different colour from the ones we have in Canada.
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I have some like Audrey's photo in my garden, but the one I saw in town is by far the most common garden snail here. I must have picked up hundreds in my parents' last garden and flung them over the back wall into the laneway behind them, LOL.
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Sabrina, I think you mean Ina's photos but here are mine and I have a couple of more ideas that hopefully I can photograph in the next few days.

The first one is the shell of an old Grand Canyon tour bus that will be covered with a special liquid type cement to make a mountain at a neat place called Bearizona. The second one is the Shell Oil logo and the third one is emu eggs. Normally they are very dark green but because I've had them so long they have faded to a brownish color. They measure 11-1/2 inches around the width and 14-1/2 inches around the length. Quite a number of years ago a very good friend of mine thought it would be fun to have an emu breakfast so we each bought some eggs and emptied them. We had french toast and some kind of egg casserole plus other stuff. It was a lot of fun. The next three photos are owls made from various see shells. Then there is piece of clothing often referred to as a shell that is worn under a jacket. The shell to cover the bed of a pickup truck then shells that get shot (the first shell photo) or have been shot. The owls and shell belong to the daughter of a friend of mine and the shells belong to her son-in-law.
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, I did mean Ina's - sorry!
Very imaginative - the shell of a building and the Shell logo did both cross my mind, and what over here is called a shell-suit (but that's certainly not part of my wardrobe). The bus shot is cool! So are the shell owls - I love them. A couple of times we've been to a shell museum in Corfu, Greece, and they have some stuff like that in the gift shop part of it. Cartridge/bullet shells - I never thought of those, you really rocked this challenge.
Actually, I need to take a photo of a couple of the shells we bought in the shell museum. It's been too hot here this week - and too bright in my attic for proper photo-editing, too.
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I`ve not been successful at finding shells, our beach has the tiniest shells and all of our snails have headed to the hills now its so hot, although the Spanish collect them and eat them!!!
You mention mosaics and I thought you might be interested to see the one I made in our garden, its 12 metres long by 2 metres high, took ten months to do but made a feature of a boring white garden wall.
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Jan, that is so pretty. I love blues!
I'm getting a bit boring, but I have a photo of the same kind of snails I posted before. Yesterday morning, I found two of them on my plant. I didn't see any damaged leaves, so I left them alone.
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We have snails in winter, some are quite strange as they are in a long twisted shell.
Steve hates them as he finds them on his veg, he's tried all sorts of things like gravel, egg shells but they still go across to munch on the veg.
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I know that they do a lot of damage. My cousin in the Netherlands has replaced a large hosta garden with other plants as the hostas got decimated by the snails, but so far, they have not hurt my sedum. And I've never had them in my veggie garden.
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Oh my goodness Audrey, how did I miss your photos? You've really run with this challenge! Your photos are amazing! I love that bus and the shell creatures are so creative. When I first saw the shotgun shells, I thought you must be a dangerous woman to be around, but then I read that they didn't belong to you. I do like the way you arranged them into designs.
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Gorgeous mosaic, Jan. That was some work, I'd say, assembling all that.
Just back from a week away and I took several photos with various photo challenges in mind, so I'll try to be disciplined about uploading them within the week - if the weather isn't so bright that I can't see properly upstairs.
I think of hostas as snail food, Ina - not surprised to hear your cousin had to replace hers. But we were in a restored Victorian walled garden this morning, and there were some amazingly intact looking hostas - just like your plant .
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I took these when we were away over in the West for a week last week.
The first one is just as I found it - on the limestone shore of a lake.
The second one is a few shells I gathered on a beach while waiting for some triathlon runners to pass before we walked on.
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What a wonderful variety of shells Sabrina. Love the different colours and shapes. I haven't been anyplace where I would find shells. But during the week of July 21 we are going up to a cottage and I know our hostess has shells in a garden beside the cottage.
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Oh yes, I just noticed that I had not posted a photo of the shell of a cottage that is being built near us.
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Great picture - we don't see a lot of timber-frame houses here.
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I like your thinking Ina, the shell of the house. Are the houses built like that in Canada, similar to America ?
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Sabrina, most of our houses are timber framed, as I think they are in the U.S. too. The difference between our houses and southern American houses is that we have basements dug into the ground, because our ground freezes....sometimes 2 feet or more into the ground.
I walked by that cottage this morning and noticed it is not just a cottage, it is going to be a two story house. I know the owners and I believe this is their retirement home, even though it is on the lake and officially people are not allowed to live there year round and the road is not plowed or winter maintained.
My avatar is of my granddaughter on her christening day, and that was her second dress, as her first one got dirty right after church.
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A little late for this challenge but I just thought you might enjoy seeing this lovely old building in Salamanca, we had two nights there en route to Portugal, so many beautiful churches on every corner.
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It's never too late to post to a challenge, Jan. Even when you post to old ones, it bumps them up so we see them. I try to update the master thread with links pretty regularly.

And I'm so glad you shared these. With the shells, it almost looks as if it must have been on a pilgrim route, was it? It reminds me of the cockle shells associated with St. James of Compostela. But the colour of the brickwork and style of the building behind it reminds me of the Cluny Museum (mediaeval history) in Paris.
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That's an impressive building Jan!
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I have a few more shell photos. We have just spent 4 days at our friends' cottage. Our hostess loves to pay attention to all the small details. she has shells in several places around the cottage. In the guest room, three canning bottles of small shells, on a bench outside a large shell and some small shells, and in the living room, a beautiful large conch shell. None of these shells are indigenous to the area where the cottage is.
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I love the large conch shell Ina, our beach only has minuscule shells on it but perfectly formed.

Sabrina I've not seen it mentioned that it is part of the pilgrims route as that is much more north but on one piece i read it did mention St James but most say they were just for decoration, believe it or not the smaller photo shows the outside of the library and inside it was just as impressive, similar in style of the Alhambra palace in Granada.
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