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Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 23 June 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

It's Sunday, Y'all!

Sea shells offer one more amazingly beautiful way God shows such an imaginative, creative hand. I mean, the mollusks and other shell creatures who called these shells "home" could just as well have been found living inside some dull, featureless cube. Right? But instead, there is all this prodigal beauty spread out across all the earth, sky and sea.

God is good!

Soli Deo Gloria!

NIKON D80 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 280 200 mm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A beautiful image and text to accompany it, and a lesson on the word prodigal:
1: characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure : lavish <a prodigal feast> <prodigal outlays for her clothes>
2: recklessly spendthrift <the prodigal prince>
3: yielding abundantly : luxuriant —often used with of <nature has been so prodigal of her bounty — H. T. Buckle>

I would not consider this "wasteful expenditure" or "recklessly spendthrift", but definitely luxuriant! Yes, "God is good!" ... all the time!

23 Jun 2013 11:17am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Agreed - God's creative hand makes for an abundant yield of beauty and wonder, spread across this entire earth.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Never knew 'prodigal' has the meaning of 'lavish' or 'yielding abundantly'. I'll never think the same of this word again! I cannot decide which is my favourite- the top left or bottom right shell...:)

23 Jun 2013 1:15pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

And sorry this is late-HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, Uncle Glenn!:)

23 Jun 2013 1:16pm

@tyan: Thank you, dear tyan! It is good to have family in far-away Singapore. I hope conditions in the air are much improved from what I was reading last week in the news.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Pretty shapes and colors.

23 Jun 2013 7:53pm

1/500 second
ISO 280
200 mm