Sunday, July 5, 2009

Seashell of the Week #9

Good Morning Bloggers, I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July celebrations in honor of America's 233rd Birthday. For those beyond our borders, I hope you enjoyed your weekend a well.

Here we are once again with another seashell to identify; name this shell correctly and you could win the mousepad of your choice from my Zazzle store. Remember whoever get the most answers right first in twelve weeks will be the winner. The competition is close, but there are still four weeks left, so name this shell and get in on the giveaway!

Here is this week's seashell, do you know what it is?

10 Thoughtful Comments:

Pam said...

That's a tulip shell

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Yes Pam, you're right! This is a Banded Tulip, home to black snails. They can grow to over four inches. They have delicate shells, so often they are found broken on our beaches.

Congratulations!

Sunshinemeg said...

I was going to try to come up with something this week, but then I lost my train of focus when I saw the picture of the chicken mango wrap. My mind drifted to the chicken...

Happy weekend!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Pam beat me this week.Grrrr.......

And the chicken mango wrap sounds delish!!!

Pam said...

Sorry, Chris (it is Chris, right?). It's all in the spirit of fun and besides, your garden is waaayyyy better than mine will ever be. :-)

I wanted to comment on the beauty of that tulip shell, Rhonda. It's very unusual for me to see one of the orange ones, as what I usually find on Sanibel are the lavender ones. The surf further up on the coast must be stronger; I seldom see a broken tulip down here.

Maya said...

Gorgeous!

Turquoise Diaries said...

A big hello from one beach lover to the other. Love your blog..

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Meg, you are always a ray of sunshine when you visit the Hut; your wit always makes me smile.

Maya, your blogs are always so inspiring to me. I read your blogs saying to myself, I want that and that and…

Welcome Aysegul, your blog Torquoise Diaries is so wonderful! I love seeing photos of beaches around the world and learning how people in other countries spend their time at the shore. The beach at Datça Peninsula in Turkey looks so inviting and I'd love to dive into those plates of calamari and french fries!

Now for Chris and Pam — Game On! The points now stand at Pam – 4 and Chris –3. We have three weeks left and you guys are neck-and-neck. So, I leave it to you, how would you like me to post the remaining photos — randomly or at a specific time? I can have the post ready and hit publish at say 5pm, what do you think?

This doesn't mean that someone else can't jump in make this even more interesting, but you two have been going back and forth and both obviously know your shells!

Pam, I misspoke on how frail the tulip shells are, I had almost posted another shell (I know you guys know what it is) that is very delicate, and wasn't paying attention when I responded. Sorry, I admit my mistake and blame it on being tired from staying up past my bedtime to watch the fireworks the night before.

The tulips I find here are orange, but I have a few small lavender ones from your area. I haven't been to Sanibel for years, but I'm planning a visit before the end of the year.

Pam said...

I kind of like the idea of your posting the shell at a specific time, Rhonda, as long as it's after 12 noon. I'm a late sleeper. lol

Btw, I meant to tell you that I have the same palm tree plates you used for your chicken mango wrap.

Indrani said...

Such a pretty one and so well captured too. :)

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!

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