Saturday, November 15, 2008

Florida, A Shell Collector's Paradise

This is one of my most favorite postcard.

Thank you to Michelle for sending the 2nd postcard from Florida.

Whoa !! I admire at her doodle skill !!
It's so much beautiful !!
Thank you so much !! I appreciate a lot.

The State Shell of Florida :
Horse Conch
The horse conch (Pleuroploca gigantea), also known as the giant band shell, has been Florida's official state shell since 1969. This shell is native to the marine waters around Florida and can grow to a length of twenty-four inches. Young horse conchs have orange-colored shells; adults have orange apertures.

At least 535 million years ago, mollusks acquired the ability to secrete a carbonate of lime solution that formed a hard, protective shell around them. The word "conch" comes from a Greek word meaning "shell."

You might interested to visit the follows :-

(1) The Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum in Florida
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, a specialized natural history museum, is a collecting museum. Its collection of shells and preserved specimens represents a large fraction of the global biodiversity of mollusks

Open Daily from 10 AM to 5 PM

3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957 USA
Phone: (239) 395-2233
Toll-free: (888) 679-6450
Fax: (239) 395-6706

(2) Jacksonville Shells Club, Florida


Ana said...

I was about to say that i love this card as well and i have to too...when i actually saw the BACK of the that is simply amazing!! I wish i had the talent to do such stuff :(

3rdEyeMuse said...

you HAVE been doing some research. :) I'm happy it's arrival brought you a smile.

steviewren said...

I love your Florida card too.

I am happy to say you have 2 cards on the way to you! I hope it won't be too long before you receive them.

papel1 said...

Love the Florida postcards and especially the Doodle card.

Abbie said...

hi Lay Hoon!
I have a surprise for you at my blog!!