I’m not thrilled with this overall composition, and there were lots of little bits of things around these two items. As you know, I don’t arrange or move anything before I take a photograph. However, the juxtaposition of this golden “angel wing” (an operculum) and blue-hued clam shell was too lovely to ignore.
The colors came second, after noticing this remarkable arrangement on the tide line.
Two nearly identical shell fragments. A parallel arrangement. Two pebbles, autumn colors. One brilliant blue coquina. There are many stories here. >
Like a quill pen highlighter, this feather highlighted my tideline stroll. I like how it is positioned just below the clam vent, as if the hole is the ink pot. I have not figured out what type of bird it came from.