Sea Glass, Pretty Stones and Quahog Shells?

quahog shellYup!  When I go beach combing, I'm always on the lookout for sea glass.  That's my number one goal, but if you live on Cape Cod, you know it's not exactly bountiful in these parts.

So, I also tend to pick up pretty stones and shells, and I LOVE the purple and white pieces of the inner quahog shell:)

Some fun facts about quahogs: 1. also known as clams and littlenecks 2. found in mud flats along the eastern coast - mostly concentrated between Cape Cod and New Jersey 3. they move through the mud using a muscular foot 4.can filter up to 1 gallon of water an hour(large ones) 5. inner purple and white shell is called "wampum" and used for jewelry 6.some shells have almost no purple while others have lots! (info from: The Uncommon Guide to Common Life on Narragansett Bay)

I have a dish heaped with these pretty shells right alongside my sea glass display.  Isn't it funny what little things can make you happy?!

Here's to a great week of beach combing:)

D.

 

 


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