Around the blogosphere, posts relating to summer reading lists flourish. I pore over them all, adding to my own library or purchase wish list. I'm partial to memoirs - literary, food-related; history, classic literature, with the odd bit of fluff thrown in (Twilight, anyone?). One of my old stand-by's, however, is my dog-eared copy of The Shell Seekers. If you haven't read it, do. It's a lovely narrative of a family from pre-wartime through the 80's. I couldn't tell you how many times I've read it - twenty or thirty? - but it's a comfort to me and a wonderful filler when my bedside stack is depleted.
This photo of my daughter captures the spirit of the book for me - centered around a painting of a girl on a Cornish beach caught on canvas by her father. In this case, my girl caught by me on film. She is a seeker and a croucher in order to observe the treasures she finds, whether it is shells or bugs or shiny sea glass.
Pixelmama's yummy macro of a shell felt like the perfect accompaniment - the treasure sought, now found.
I wish I could post every gorgeous photo I'm seeing in the mortal muses flickr pool. I had at least ten different posts in my head based on the inspiration I found there. Keep them coming!
Uploaded by pixelmama on 2 Aug 10, 6.15AM PDT.