Cabinet of Curiosities / by Sarah

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Collecting &  Cataloging

Maybe it is the biologist in me (I began college as a science major), but I love collecting and cataloging things.  Perfect little conch/hermit shells are one of them.  I am by no means a pack rat but there is something about  studying and organizing a collection.  I am fascinated by the different shapes and colors.  I wonder why an animal would choose one shape or the other, or how a shell forms in the first place.  Then the artist in me takes over as I really just like the pretty shells.  It's really not that deep.

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My shell collection

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All in a row

These are more rounded in shape with a pointed end (If anyone knows the scientific name I would love help...a Google search did not provide much)

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These have little spikes.  (Again, these are VERY scientific descriptions.)

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This clam shell is as hard as marble.

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Flowers

I must be in cataloging mode, because I couldn't resist separating and lining up the flowers I cut this weekend in my family's yard in the North Carolina mountains.  I decided to make fresh flower arrangements for the dinner table and it turned into a scientific exhibition.  When my husband asked my mom where I was she simply responded...playing in the yard.

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Okay, enough with the OCD.