This beautiful offering of nature caught my eye while on holiday in the Maldives.
I liked the fact that it was not perfect, but cracked, with a little piece missing already.
I liked how the sand had gathered in the hollow part.
I liked the different shades of orange, the white inside border setting them off.

And I liked how both strong and fragile this shell looked, hanging onto that rock.




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34 thoughts on “Delicate – Hanging On”

  1. It amazes me how such a small and extremely fragile shell can hang on while waves crash against it! Wow you have been to the Maldives (not too jealous!) , that’s why this little shell is so pretty then!
    Great choice of photo x

    1. Thanks, Jenny! 🙂 Yes, the way it was cracked I could not believe it was still there! The Maldives were a wonderful holiday, I am counting my blessings! xx

    1. Glad you liked it, and that you agree! 😉 Yes, the Maldives are amazing indeed… Sigh…

    1. Happy you enjoyed it so much! 🙂 So many fantastic photo opportunities in the Maldives…

    1. You have a point! 😉 Plenty of beautiful colours in the Maldives… The ocean, the fish, the flowers… and the shells, of course.

  2. I wanted to leave a comment in your previous post but I did not find the space to leave it.
    When I was in my 20´s my family relationship was really bad. Lots of fights too. And I went to live with my brother and visited my parents on the weekends. It was the best of times because there were no fights and after a while I discovered that it had nothing to do with love or not love, if not with “adults” living together, my parents with their way of living and me trying to find my own way of living, different from theirs.

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and for sharing your story, Ellen. You are right, there are different ways of making family life work, it is not easy, sometimes the decisions hurt, but what matters is the love we have for each other. xx

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