Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A hidden beauty

This is one molusc here known as St Peter's ear (lat. Haliotis lamellosa).It lives in Adriatic sea and perhaps in many other seas in the world.St Peter's ear is a few centimeters long and looks pritty ugly and plain with its shell covered with sea lichens.It's like a piece of seastone.

But when St Peter's ear is dead and its shell is corroded by the sea we can see its hidden beauty inside-magical rainbow colours of mother-of-pearls.


I hope that this new year brings many of hidden beauties to all of us.We just have to find those..good luck!

9 comments:

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

Gorgeous photos as ever. Your xmas tree looked amazing! Happy New Year!!!

judie said...

I see the beauty in this shell. Thanks for sharing. I love anything Mother Nature paints.

She Who Flies said...

Wonderful post and truly beautiful shell. I love its symbolism and message! May 2008 bring you great surprises and much beauty.

Sherry said...

Oh my...something that is so ugly can turn out to be so beautiful...the story of life....I wish for you all the very best that life has to offer in this coming year!!

mcdc3s said...

Thank you for sharing such a inspiring message. Hugs, mcdc3s

Middle Ditch said...

It's like the ugly duck. Wonderful. And yes, luck is what we need together with love.

rochambeau said...

Happy New Year Ms. Amber!
May you continue to find natural wonder around every corner. Then share with us!

Much happiness and peace to you!
Constance

susanna said...

Beautiful!

Cre8Tiva said...

oh i ould love to find some of these...they remind me of wings...are they plentiful there...blessings today, rebecca