I found this shell (mollusc) while walking the beach at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve last Saturday. Look, it’s a fan and at its centre, another, smaller fan.
The black in the first shows clearly defined leaves. They were red Acer Palmatum (Japanese Maple) from my garden. I think they’ve dyed black because of the solution of rust and vinegar I soaked the filter in.
I particularly like this second one. It’s smouldering, on the brink of combustion. Black and grey, purplish smoke.
I did a Rorschach test online a while back. The result indicated a borderline possibility that I might not be a suitable candidate for the US military. Only borderline?
Molluscs first appeared in the fossil record 545 million years ago, in the Cambrian period, also known as the Cambrian Explosion.
Walking is always inspirational.