Shells From the Hurricane

In the 80’s some time I was in a hurricane while on Maui. It completely destroyed Kaui and we only had very high winds on Maui.

The next morning the beach was covered thick with shells. What a find! My mother and I grabbed up all the shells we could get our hands on.

I doubt I would do this today. These shells are needed by sea creatures for homes. They are part of the sea’s eco system. But I didn’t understand that when I was younger. That you go to the ocean you look, you enjoy, but you leave it there.

Today, we have digital cameras to capture the beauty of places we visit. There is no need to collect things and bring them home.

I enhanced this photo in Enlight, then TangledFX.

  4 comments for “Shells From the Hurricane

  1. Peggy Hines
    March 20, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Wow…nature is the ultimate artist. Such gorgeously intricate shells. Life has been throwing curve balls at me lately so I’ve fallen behind with both your blog and IG and am trying to catch up. Your posts always awe, inspire, and bring a smile to my face. Hugs my friend.

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  2. Carole Jeffries
    March 1, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Fabulous!

    /cj

    On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:06 AM, Kerry C. Mitchell’s Adventures wrote:

    > Kerry C. Mitchell posted: ” In the 80’s some time I was in a hurricane > while on Maui. It completely destroyed Kaui and we only had very high winds > on Maui. The next morning the beach was covered thick with shells. What a > find! My mother and I grabbed up all the shells we could g” >

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  3. March 1, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I very much enjoy the image you’ve created (it’s simultaneously dynamic and static and the resulting potential energy is dramatic and calming–lovely juxtapositions of effect). Nice.
    I also appreciate your insights into our human relationship with our ecology and the role of art in sustaining and celebrating it. Way to go, Kid! 🙂

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