Probably because of the storm we had a few weeks ago, the shore is littered with sea urchin shells in a way that it never was last year. (As well as mounds of seaweed and driftwood.)
This makes walking barefoot on the beach a treacherous task, but it also makes for amazing beach finds.
My daughter gathered a bucket of these delicate shells, collecting them like little treasures; my son and I made shapes with them on the beach and I photographed them.
It is wonderful what we can find on the shore.
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My mother took about 10 of these home!
The shell looks even more impressive when you see the creature in it with its purple ‘needles’! Your photographs of these are wonderful! I can almost feel the climate and air through them!
By the way,where do you live?
They are gorgeous – my first ever beach find was a fossil sea urchin, marked very much like these, when I was about three!
We are in Atlantic Canada, and my house is only about 15 minutes away from the beach. In the summer, I go as often as I possibly can – I absolutely love it!