What is the meaning of collecting shells? Shells were once homes for creatures that were abandoned. We as humans have a connection to shells. Humans struggle to find the perfect home and the perfect job when really that person's life was something that was divinely created and planned, in this case, a shell for a specific crab.
Also, shells are all unique. Every shell is different. Even though we are all unique, we share similarities. For example, there are many types of cone shells, but none of their markings match.
I enjoy studying shells. This book is a reprint of Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities from the 1700's. Along with information, it has many beautiful drawn images of shells, as well as reptiles, butterflies, plants, and sea life.
This is an image from this book. I found this beautiful swirl of shells, and the design in which these shells were arranged is entrancing.
Sample No. 64 is my favorite shell. I love the shape and color of the shell, as well as its ridges.
When I was younger, I loved this book. This is Kevin Henke's Junonia. It teaches children about persistence, and selfishness. It is also a book about growing up.
Also, the book is illustrated beautifully. The images are designed to appear hand-drawn. The chapters are short, and the book is very entertaining.
More coming soon, enjoy!