Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Photo by SnaggleTooth May 2010
These are a few shells as displayed on my kitchen windowsill today, with an awesome oceanified rock in the middle, which I've had for many years.

Photo by SnaggleTooth May 2010
In the bathroom window, the Pink African Violets decided to start competing with the prolific blue blooms on the newer model. After five years, I'm amazed it still can!
These'll keep me amused until I can be inspired outside again...
(Rain forecast another day)

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2010


At 7:19 AM, Blogger LL Cool Joe said...

Love the shells. I'm looking for something to fill a large glass vase we have, and your shells have inspired me.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

I used to have African Violets - the light in my current place isn't good for them. Yours are lovely!

At 9:53 AM, Blogger TALON said...

The shells are lovely! All the shapes and textures are so interesting.

The violets are beautiful. Just looking at them makes me smile.

At 11:21 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

LLcoolJ, A vase would be a good spot for some, n water won't hurt them either!

Lynn, Mine do best in the humid bathroom, n stop blooming when placed elsewhere. Thanks

Talon, Thanks, I do like to handle the shells often! I haven't got good pics of the shiny ones on the table either. Today at the store I counted 7 color varieties of blooming African violets including these- not getting new ones this year! (want them all)!

At 4:49 PM, Blogger ... Paige said...

the shells would made a super header photo for this site; in either form Original or Computerized

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Hey -- cute shell display.

never heard of an oceanified rock. Like pertrified, just been in the water for a long time?


At 9:00 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Oh yes -- and gorgeous flowers. Africal violets are one I could never keep alive.

At 3:01 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Paige, Thanks I think so too- n have even made several bar-shaped pics for the header. Blogger has other ideas tho- won't let me put it in there! (It's formed with images) I'd have to dump my old template, update to the new one which'll take my sidebar link control away, n I'd rather have that, manual control of the html, n fast loading.

JanF, it has been eroded, pitted, has shell imprints like fossils all over it, plus some embedded shells. Sometimes I call it a brain rock- tho it's different than some brain corral I have hiding somewhere.

JanF, They have brought me joy blooming 4 to 5 times a year- I'm glad they like me! They like partial shade. Better luck next time!

At 4:40 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

I guess I should be brave and find a "next" time with African violets, but every previous time they have always faded away. I even watered 'em from the bottom, and yes -- given them shade. I guess I am meant to love them only from afar? :)

I've had the exact problem with Boston ferns. I think my and their DNAs don't match up? :)


At 2:55 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, It's prob the climate there or the soil composition perhaps- n not you- I have the opposite prob with Boston Ferns- they're everywhere n I can't get rid of them! I planted the seeds years ago in a perrienial mix, n all the other plants have faded out...
My thumbes are very green.


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