Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shell Fragments & Sand Grains, Pacific Grove, 2009.

In addition to various varieties of kelp, the beaches around PG are littered with shells. They are generally pretty small, and most of them are Black Turban snails. Like many things, they don't look like much until you get down really close. These castoff shells have a beautiful iridescent lustre. Note how square the sand grains are; they are mostly granite. There aren't a lot of white sandy beaches in this area, although Carmel has a gorgeous white beach (I think residents ground up their old diamond jewelry). 

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