i once tried to pry a limpet shell from a shoreline rock, and discovered that the lovely crenellations around the perimeter of the shell are actually blade-sharp, and that the limpet clings to its chosen surface with almost surreal tenacity. my bloody fingertips convinced me to admire all future examples visually, but not tactilely.
limpet shell (from a marine sea snail)
north captiva island, florida gulf coast
jade, agave, cactus, aloe…
greenhouse succulents and cacti
the succulents i planted with the kids last year outgrew their terrarium. so we spent today transplanting. the agave never made it to its new home, though. it was just too tempting to pull it apart and take an exploded shot of it. plus, there has been a lot of snow, and we all needed a green fix.
sacrificed agave plant from local greenhouse
saint paul, minnesota