Having never lived by the coast--in fact, Kansas is about as far from any coast as you can get in the US--I never was exposed to such beauty as sea shells or abalone  paua shells. Now, we pick up a few now and then to decorate the yard garden. Click here for some information on the paua industry in  NZ


iheartsunnydays said...

They are beautiful shiny Paua shells!

Ebie said...

Those shells are just like the mother of pearls. They are so beautiful. I grew up in the tropics, the Philippine Islands, and I see a lot of these.

P.S. Hi Betty, I really do not know why it said so as SPAM, and I do not know how to fix it. Maybe it is the template from Wordpress. I am sorry for this inconvenience.

Claudia said...

Thank you so much for joining us on Friday Finding Beauty. Your shells are very lovely.

Have a great weekend!


Dimple said...

I'm glad I found this comment form, I thought something was wrong. I guess something must be me!

Thanks for visiting, and for sharing your new home!

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

The inside to those shells are Beautiful! Thanks for sharing , have a wonderful weekend ~

Unknown said...

A lovely blog, I like shells,too.

Richard Lawry said...

Shells are a delicate beauty. Just seeing shells makes me relax and think of the ocean

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Jay said...

I have one of those Paua shells somewhere! We lived in NZ for a year, and I remember being surprised to see paua fritters being offered in the fast food shops. The shells are gorgeous, aren't they?

Ebie said...

Hi Betty, I am back. I deactivated the WP plug-in for spam. I hope this will solve the problem.

Do come by when you get a chance.