SQUAREs – Perspective – Fossil Shell

Fossilized Tulip Shell that was once home to a living creature. It lost its luster a long time ago.

Since I’m no Paleontologist, I can’t tell you much about this except is it OLD! I found this fossilized tulip shell on Little Talbot Island last Sunday and it called me over to take some photos. There was so much character in this shell that I had to stop and take notice. I shot its front side and then turned it over and shot the back side. Looks like a heart, not just in shape, but possibly with the valves pumping life. This shell hasn’t seen much action in years, maybe centuries!

Fossilized Tulip Shell that was once home to a living creature. It lost its luster a long time ago with lots of holes. It is shaped like a heart.

Imagine the lifeform that once lived in this palace!

I found the inside just as intriguing. When I got really close, I could make out the details and wondered where this shell had been!

Day 16 – Squares – Perspective

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21 responses to “SQUAREs – Perspective – Fossil Shell”

  1. Mr. Skip Avatar
    Mr. Skip

    Cool photo, Lisa. For you and your blog subscribers here’s a link that provides some neat information about these ancient artifacts. https://sciencing.com/identify-shell-fossils-6101980.html

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks Skip! I’m taking a lot of shell photos these days. 😊

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  2. lolaWi Avatar

    very interesting find! 🙂

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      They wash up on the beach once in a while. 😊

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  3. BeckyB Avatar

    Wow, fascinating

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      I thought it was an interesting perspective to a long abandoned home. 😊

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      1. BeckyB Avatar

        Really is 🙂

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  4. Margaret Avatar

    Fascinating. I love looking for fossils.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      We’ve had a lot of shells wash up this year. I’ve seen a couple of these but this one was special for some reason. 😊

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  5. nananoyz Avatar

    Almost looks like a heart! Well done!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      It does, doesn’t it? Thank you! 😊

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  6. Jim Borden Avatar

    that’s an interesting looking shell…

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      It’s older than me & you & thousands of our friends. I hope I look that good when I reach that age. 😂🤣😂

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        and I hope I’m on a beach somewhere when I reach that age!

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Yeah or a rocking chair for me. 😊

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      3. Jim Borden Avatar

        either sounds good… 🙂

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        With a cool breeze blowing even if you need a blanket. Looking out over water…Gawd! 🙂 I have to stop now! 🙂

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      5. Jim Borden Avatar

        yes, please do. 🙂
        but at least you can make yours a reality pretty quickly…

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      6. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        yes I can. 🙂

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