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Friday, January 2nd, 2000
12:40 A.M.

[posted early since we'll be gone on Friday]

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She sells sea shells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

Show and Tell today is simple. Just photos of some of the sea shells I've found on beaches. Anywhere from Hawai'i to the mainland shores of the Pacific and Atlantic, and combing beaches of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta and the Gulf of Mexico....From the largest conch shell from Waikiki beach to the smallest found here on Mustang Island. And one of my favorites, an arrowhead sand dollar.

~...end Show n Tell
[comment HERE if you'd like to skip my Haiku word prompt]


A Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

my word prompt today is "common"

Down home common folk
Some the best others the worst
Thoughts, actions, ventures.


  1. I love those shells, very nice.

  2. Happy New Year, my dear Anni!

    May you be blessed with much happiness and many joys in 2009!

  3. Beauty from the ocean. Happy New year. New to your blog and love what I see.

  4. Happy New Year, dear Anni!!

    Such beautiful shells you have and each one holds a memory of when and where you found them:-) I'm fascinated with that arrowhead sand dollar!

    Wishing you and yours all the very best that 2009 has to offer!! xoxo

  5. I think I could never find such here at the Belgian beach, I would have to buy them, they are gorgeous ! Most of the countries with beautiful shells don't allow tourists to take them out of the country. Like Egypt for exemple.

    PS. Somebody wrote on my TT post :
    "the TT site is no longer there--the owners have had a personal tragedy and are no longer hosting it. I think we're on our own now!"
    I see you knew it already. What should we do ? I personally want to continue like a lot of us.

  6. Anni,

    I love picking up seashells. Yours are very pretty and a nice memento of the places you have visited and found them.

    Hope you had a wonderful day. We spent the day at Mom's with family and friends. I rocked Tarryn to sleep and got kisses from Griffyn. The simple things in life are the best.

    Love and hugs,

  7. a fellow shell friend i see. they are beautiful! i got some beautiful one's in the comores and mauritius...

  8. A beautiful collections and with meaning when you actully find them. The shells I have, we bought them at craft shows. LOL


  9. Pretty shells. I think your header is soo cute. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show 'n Tell Friday.

  10. Dear Anni ~~ Lovely sea shells you have there. Thank you for your comments about my Christmas break with my daughter and the lovely chocolates she sells.
    I posted a story tonight that my friend Kim who lost her husband on Dec.23rd. I am glad she has her computer friends to help her through. Have a great year this year with health, joy and love. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

  11. I love to collect shells. Your collection is wonderful. They all have a story don't they?!

    Your poem is very true and well stated. Happy New Year!

  12. ooo so pretty! When we go to the coast, shell hunting is my favorite part!

  13. Pretty shells, although the one pictures on the top right has got to be the most unique shell I've ever seen!

  14. I always liked shells, since I was a little girl and your are very nice.


  15. Shells are always so delightful. I especially like your tiny shell.

  16. Pretty neat! I have a bottle with a bunch of seashells glued on it that my Grandpa made me, I love it.
    Happy New Year!!

  17. My kids always want to keep shells, but I never know what to do with them :( They just don't really "go" in our house.

  18. What beautiful shells! I love them all. I always pick up something (not always a shell) from the beaches we visit.

    Love the haiku. :)

  19. Oh nice collection and I am sure a nice memory with each one found!
    I love shells also!

  20. Love those shells - nothing like the wee shells here in Ireland!

    Happy New Year.

  21. I love shells and brought some pretty ones back from New Zealand. We can get pretty exotic ones here in Australia, too.

    Happy New Year to you, Anni.

  22. How very beautiful - there is something so simple and clean and pure about white shells. A real delight to look at. Thank you so much for showing these!

    Happy New Year!


  23. What a lovely shell collection and a HAIKU too! Hope you're having a lovely day ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  24. wow
    you have found some wonderful shells

    I love the sand dollar

  25. I love your seashell collection and they immediately made me think of my favorite place...on the central coast...sigh*
    Thanks for the decorating suggestions. They were great!

  26. I didn't know there was a long version of the Sally Sell Seashells tonguetwister...I don't think I could get this one out of my poor mouth!

    Beautiful shell shells because they represent the sea, which is one of my favorite daydream places.

  27. I live in southeast Fla, and love me my shells!! One of those things you just have to have another one of, huh? Thanks for sharing!!
    New Year Blessings,

  28. Pick a few shells up for me! lol

  29. My mother is a super sheller - her favorite spot is Sanibel Island in FL - been there yet?

    P.S. - I liked your comment in your other post about Bud's sound effects when drawing the names for you - my hubby loves sound effects too - is it a guy thing or what? Whatever it is, it sure makes me smile :0)

  30. What a beautiful shell collection...simple and sweet! Happy New Year!

  31. My little grandaughters collect seashells now. They would love to see your collection....they always go for the pretty ones and looks like you've got them! Fun post....Elaine

  32. Nice shell collection!

    Happy New Year!


  33. Your sea shells are lovely- thanks for showing us! It's especially nice to see something so "tropical" with all our snow up here:)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Linda C

  34. I love sea shells, too :). Your first one looks like a tulip. And, for some reason the second one reminds me of a koala bear - lol. Seriously, I have a collection and love them. What a peaceful, calming thing to do. Great post!

    You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to come visit anytime.

  35. I am a beach girl myself---LOVE the shells!!!!