Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mussel Shells And Other Beach Finds

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Some of my “beach finds” last weekend.

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I suppose they are Anodonta anatina, duck mussels in English (“allmän dammussla” – common pond mussel – in Swedish), as that one, according to Wikipedia, is the most widely distributed large freshwater bivalve in Sweden.

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A lone duck looking for mussels (perhaps)

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Grilled socks, anyone?

10 comments:

  1. Grilled socks: it's amazing what some people seem to leave behind. Socks are explainable I suppose but some things......?

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    1. In their defense (whoever They were), there were probably a lot of people who felt a need to pack up their things in a hurry the day before, because of sudden rain and thunder... The socks on the grill seemed a bit unusual though. Things like that set my imagination going: Why? Did someone lit a fire to dry them...? :)

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    2. Oops, fell into a grammar trap when I inserted "did" in the last sentence...

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  2. Fun! A beach treasure hunt. Getting hungry after the hunt, I'll have two fingers of grilled glove, please...

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    1. No gloves found, I'm afraid. Not many people wear those to the beach in July :)

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  3. Yeah... what's so difficult about taking ALL the stuff you brought to the beach with you when you leave, socks and toys included?

    The scenery there looks so soothing, I can imagine going for long walks there and then spend hours sitting on a blanket, reading and eating.

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    1. Meike, it's a beautiful spot. The area near the lake is also a nature reserve and I'm sure you'd enjoy walking there.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your walk on the beach....I always find it so soothing.
    So did you take any shells home with you? A collection in the making perhaps?

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    1. No more collections, Virginia ;) I have one of these shells at home since before. That (along with the photos) is really all I need to remember the feel and shape of them. Come to think of it, though, I used to also have a small collection of various seashells picked on holidays in the past. Just one little jar. I'm not sure if I still have it somewhere.

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  5. i will take the grilled socks please, you know i LOVE FIRE... i must have a sister or brother out there.... i like the shot of the two mussels snuggling under water.

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