Cabinet of Curiosities
July 12, 2010
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.
My shell collection
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)
These have little spikes. (Again, these are VERY scientific descriptions.)
This clam shell is as hard as marble.
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.
Okay, enough with the OCD.